Following 267000, units of the first generation Mitsubishi Colt Mitsubishi Motors has wished to capitalize on this success and follow up with a grown-up (only ± 35% carry-over parts) but still distinctive product:more in line with the brand's identity (sharper new layout & signature Jet Fighter grille)more in line with its positioning (new 3- and 5-door Ralliart sporty models)more in line with the latest sphere trends (forthcoming 1. 1 and 1. 3 Clear Tec variants)more consistent (less distinction between Mitsubishi Colt 3-door and 5-door variants than before)more mature (perceived class, trunk flexibility, convenience features, NVH, driving dynamics).
In that sense, the next generation Mitsubishi Colt gets closer to its sharp Mitsubishi Lancer siblings introducing an look layout thoroughly refreshed by Mitsubishi Layout Europe.
Trading the Mpv-like high stance of its predecessor for a lower and wider attitude, it first strikes with the adoption of a rather in-your-face full Jet Fighter grille together with all-new body panels fore the A-pillar, all contributing to a stronger on-road presence, but also to an enhanced level of pedestrian security.
Honda's continuing commitment to petrol-electric hybrid technology. The release of the latest addition to the practical Honda Jazz line-up marks the first time a parallel hybrid car has been available to B-segment buyers. Importantly the Honda Jazz Hybrid will not lose any of its practicality, with the compact nature of the Honda IMA system enabling the B-segment vehicle to retain its ultra-flexible Magic Seats and 300 litres of boot room.
The IMA battery pack and performance control unit have been integrated in the space under the boot floor, retaining the normal boot space and enabling the Magic Seats to fold in the same manner as non-hybrid versions. This means that the seatings still fold completely flat to offer a surprising 831 litre of room or the bench bases can be folded up to sit vertically, so as to accommodate tall items within the vehicle.
The IMA hybrid system is shared with the Insight and CR-Z hybrids, taking advantage of the proven reliability of this hight-priority technology. With almost two decades of development and 10 years of sales behind it, the Honda IMA system has proven itself to be a customizable and dependable system, with over half a million cars on the road benefitting from its mix of low emissions and fuel efficiency.
The new model features the same IMA system as in the Insight hybrid, using the same 1. 3 litre I-vtec motor as its dedicated hybrid model sibling. The IMA system is combined with a CVT gearbox in the Honda Jazz and with emissions of just 104 g/km of CO2 it has the lowest CO2 output of any automatic vehicle in the B-segment. As a petrol-electric hybrid, the new derivative has ultra-low levels of other exhaust emissions, not just taxable components.