New Honda Jazz e:HEV EX Style tops hybrid supermini's line-up
New range-topping Honda Jazz EX Style gets black design features and extra standard technology, with prices starting from £24,845
Styling changes over the standard Honda Jazz include model-specific 16-inch alloy wheels, a contrasting black roof and black replacements for the hatchback’s mirror caps, side body mouldings and rear spoiler.
It also has a little more equipment, with a parking camera and a blind-spot monitoring system as standard, in addition to Honda’s suite of “Sensing” safety equipment.
Inside, Honda has made few changes. There’s the same nine-inch infotainment system as the EX grade, but it now comes with an integrated sat-nav system.
The EX Style model is only available with Honda’s e:HEV hybrid powertrain. It mixes a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with two electric motors and a compact lithium-ion battery pack for a combined output of 108bhp and 253Nm of torque.
The petrol engine is mated to an innovative fixed-gear transmission, which Honda says is smoother and more efficient than a CVT. The powertrain returns a claimed 62.8mpg and emits 102g/km of CO2 on the WLTP combined cycle.
Honda is also keen to point out that buyers can lease the new Jazz e:HEV EX Style with a £4,733.77 deposit, followed by 36 monthly payments of £259 and a final payment of £13,292.08, if they want to keep the car at the end of the term.
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