Just a few days after Honda revealed the snaps of the Jazz. The hybrid version of the car managed to provide a mileage of 36.4 Kmpl, according to the Japanese automotive testing center’s JC08 test. This test is similar to the test conducted by the ARAI (automotive research association of India). By this test result, Jazz reached its goal of being one of the most fuel efficient cars of this generation.
All the praise goes to the block under the fedora of the car, which is equipped with a brand new 1.5 liter Atkinson gasoline/petrol engine wedded with an electric motor. This 1.5 liter has the capacity to thrust out 133 bhp with 170 NM of Torque. The EDT (Earth Dream Technology) used by the brand plays a very crucial role in the transmission procedure. The EDT is also used in the Amaze, which is already a great success on Indian roads. The Hybrid Jazz utilizes a twin clutch driver with a 7 speed transmission gearbox, skilled to uncouple the petrol block and electric cruiser at the identical instance of time.
When compared with the now existing IMA (integrated motor assist) structure, the new Jazz has gained a significant level of efficiency, 35% to be exact. The new concept has 3 driving modes. The first one is used to drive the car completely on the electric motor, without even touching the petrol engine. Honda forgot to mention the fact of how long can it run only on the electric motor. But they did mention that 40 Kmph will be maximum speed limit achievable in this setting. The second setting or mode is where both the electric and petrol motors can be used at the same time, to get maximum power and mileage alike. The third mode uses only the petrol engine, while the electric motor will remain stagnant.The hybrid Jazz is all set to enter the Japanese car market in the month of September 2013. But the hybrid will not make its way into India any time soon.