Honda Jazz hybrid and face-lift

* New 104g/km hybrid costs 15,995 * Range starts from 11,295 * Ride, refinement and handling improved, says Honda...

Honda Jazz hybrid and face-lift

Honda has face-lifted its Jazz supermini, improved the ride and handling, and introduced a new hybrid model.

It's on sale now and costs from 11,295 for the entry-level 1.2 S model. The car has new front- and rear bumpers that give it a new look and a more aerodynamic shape for slightly better fuel consumption and emissions. Honda says it has also worked to improve the ride and handling of the Jazz.

The new 15,995 hybrid uses the same 87bhp 1.3-litre petrol engine, 14bhp electric motor and continuously variable automatic gearbox as the Insight and Civic IMA. The Jazz hybrid averages 62.8mpg and has CO2 emissions of 104g/km.

While that's low enough for the cheapest company car tax band, it's not sub-100g/km, so the Jazz won't be exempt from the London Congestion Charge.

The 1.2-litre engine gives the Jazz an average of 53.3mpg and CO2 output of 123g/km, while the 1.4-litre does 51.4mpg and emits 126g/km.

The continuously variable transmission used in the hybrid makes its way back into the rest of the range as an option on the 1.4-litre. Leather upholstery is available for the first time as standard in the 17,995 Hybrid HX and as 1250 option in the 14,995 1.4 EX.

The rear seats have always been clever in the Jazz, the squabs folding up against the backs to provide a great loadspace, but they're now even better and can be reclined by up to 73mm.

Face-lifted Honda Jazz prices
1.2 S
1.2 S A/C
1.4 ES
1.4 ES CVT
1.4 EX
1.4 EX CVT
Hybrid HE
Hybrid HS
Hybrid HXPrice