2013 Honda Jazz Hybrid Undercuts Prius C In Australia With $22,990 Price

TMR Team | Feb 14, 2013


Honda has announced Australian pricing and specifications for the new Jazz Hybrid light car, ahead of its sales debut later this month.

The Hybrid arrives at $22,990 (plus on-roads), undercutting Toyota's light Prius C hybrid by $1000 and stealing the crown as Australia's most affordable hybrid.

The ultra-green hatch is offered in one specification, matching a 1.3 litre i-VTEC petrol engine with Honda's familiar IMA electric system and a CVT automatic.

Together, the system produces 72kW and 167Nm of torque, with fuel consumption listed at 4.5 l/100km - bettered still by the Prius C's 3.9 l/100km. Carbon emissions are listed at 107g/km.

The Hybrid’s standard feature list includes Auto idle-stop, Eco Assist, ECON Mode, rear privacy glass and a temporary spare wheel.

The space-saver spare wheel replaces the regular Jazz's full-size spare wheel, in order to minimise weight gain. The Jazz Hybrid weighs around 50kg more than the petrol Jazz.

There's also steering-mounted audio controls, along with Bluetooth, iPod compatible USB and auxiliary audio connectivity.

Safety features include six airbags (front, side, full-length curtain), anti-lock brakes and Brake Assist, along with Vehicle Stability Assist and Traction Control, and Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering construction.

Honda has positioned the IMA system's battery pack beneath the boot floor, maintaining a 223 litre storage capacity above and Honda's familiar Magic Seats that expand storage to 722 litres.

The IMA's battery is also covered by an eight-year ulimited kilometre warranty.

As with the petrol Jazz, the Hybrid features MacPherson struts up front and a torsion beam arrangement at the rear, along with electric power steering.

Visually, the Jazz Hybrid is distinguished from the regular Jazz with a chome-blue surround on the headlights, clear rear LED tail lights, chrome blue front grille and a chrome tailgate garnish.

The new Jazz variant joins a growing range of Honda hybrids, including the Insight, the CR-Z and Civic Hybrid.

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  • FrugalOne says,
    3 years ago
    This is *almost* as stupid as buying a small diesel vehicle biggrin

    Granted the difference in price difference is getting smaller, the fuel used v a normal 1.3 Jazz is not that different bleh, only 357,000km payback distance.

    I believe this is not a proper hybrid anyway, does NOT run a few km on battery power only mad

    In summing up, anybody who buys this because its $1k less than a proper PriusC has rocks in his/her head

    Just buy a normal 1.3 Jazz and pocket the $5k
  • Rhys Filbee says,
    3 years ago
    The 1.5 litre Jazz is a great car, but the Civic Hybrid has very leisurely acceleration. How does the Jazz Hybrid acceleration compare?
  • CP says,
    3 years ago
    This is the smallest hybrid yet. Surely they could do better than 4.5L? Ordinary hybrid system.
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