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Honda introduces new Jazz Hybrid

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Japanese car maker Honda is staking its claim to be the first manufacturer to offer a B-segment car offering hybrid technology.

The Jazz Hybrid will be officially introduced at the Paris Motor Show next month, and it is expected to hit showrooms in the UK in the beginning of 2011.

The car, which flaunts a 64.2mpg economy figure, is likely to attract both private buyers and company car drivers, who may be able to secure a decent car insurance premium for such a vehicle.

The Jazz sports a 104g/km CO2 rating, and it is said to be inspired by the manufacturer's earlier hybrid vehicles.

It comes with a petrol-electric set-up, in which the electric motor supports the petrol engine for boosted performance.

The new model also retains the conventional Jazz's 'Magic Seats' feature and its trademark 831 litres of load space.

The company is yet to announce the pricing details of the new Jazz Hybrid.

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