Honda's latest generation Jazz has been included in the final shortlist of just seven contenders for the prestigious AUTOBEST 2021 ‘Best Buy Car of Europe’ award.
The hybrid-only Jazz was launched earlier this year and is an important model in Honda's commitment to electrify 100% of its European mainstream models by 2022.
This will be the third time a Honda model has been nominated as a finalist by AUTOBEST. Previous finalists include HR-V in 2016 and Civic in 2018. The AUTOBEST awards are judged by 31 of the most influential motoring writers from across Europe, who will select the car that represents the best overall proposition for a broad range of European customers.
The Jazz e:HEV and Jazz Crosstar e:HEV are setting new benchmarks for contemporary car design and advanced e-mobility. The latest generation Jazz provides an effortless driving experience with efficient and responsive performance to complement its class-leading levels of interior space, comfort and usability. These new models are part of Honda's new e:TECHNOLOGY range, and the first of six electrified Honda models scheduled to be introduced in Europe by 2022.
The e:HEV system is newly developed for Jazz and engineered to deliver enjoyment to the driving experience. It comprises two energy-dense electric motors, a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine, a lithium-ion battery and an innovative fixed-gear transmission, which all work harmoniously together to deliver the best ratio of fuel economy to acceleration in its class. While intuitive technology and seamless in-car connectivity integrate with occupants' everyday lives with ease and includes a comprehensive suite of infotainment services, including Honda Personal Assistant and My Honda+ app*.
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