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dfconnolly

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2020 JAZZ HYBRID ROAD TEST AND REVIEWS
« on: June 05, 2020, 05:41:01 PM »
The car magazines have reported back that they ahve been testing the new HONDA JAZZ HYBRID models this week:-



Andrew Brady    11 hours ago
Hi David

We've covered the Honda E here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/honda/e-2019/

We've driven the new Honda Jazz this week. Reviews will be appearing from next week.

Hope this helps.

and from "What Car"........ :'(

"Hi David

Unfortunately the Jazz driving event was postponed because of the lockdown, which is why there aren't any reviews of it online yet. However, it took place earlier this week and our review of the car will be live on whatcar.com at 6am this Saturday.(6 June) :'( I hope you enjoy reading it at last!

Kind regards

Claire"

BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT THEY REPORT ON IT!!!
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Re: 2020 JAZZ HYBRID ROAD TEST AND REVIEWS
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2020, 08:54:11 AM »
Here's the What Car review https://www.whatcar.com/honda/jazz/hatchback/review/n17343 .

The vehicle is excellent for internal space but marked down for performance and driveability. I wouldn't expect the motorway performance to match something with a turbo engine but the comment about the CVT gearbox causing high engine revs during hard acceleration is a little worrying. Firstly as it means the tester hasn't appreciated that there isn't a CVT gearbox and secondly because the 55dB internal noise level claimed by the specs isn't very representative. The likely cause for significant engine noise during hard acceleration is that the engine is having to work hard to generate electricity as the battery won't provide much power for very long. Typical Jazz users will have to find out for themselves how the vehicle behaves under their normal driving conditions.

There's the usual comment about the firm ride (not helped by the 16" wheels with lower profile tyres on the EX). There's also a comment about the Crosstar having a softer ride and I wonder if this is fact or speculation as I've not seen it mentioned in the Honda info.

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Re: 2020 JAZZ HYBRID ROAD TEST AND REVIEWS
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2020, 10:32:17 AM »
Generally a positive review, but it seems the What Car reviewer has misunderstood the engineering by referring to a gearbox.  As I understand it engine revs may vary when the engine is acting as a generator, as the power required varies, but at high speeds with direct engine drive to the wheels, the revs will be directly proportional to the speed.  The rough fuel consumption estimate of over 60 mpg is encouraging - reviewers are usually rather heavy-footed!  And where do they find a starting price of 14800?
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Re: 2020 JAZZ HYBRID ROAD TEST AND REVIEWS
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2020, 02:52:59 PM »
Be interesting to see what HJ report this week and doubtless Autoexpress and Autocar will follow.

Probably need to keep an eye on YouTube for video reviews from Carwow, Greencar, and others.........




In the absence of the availability to get a test drive here in North Wales due to Covid restrictions I guess this will have to do for now!!
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Re: 2020 JAZZ HYBRID ROAD TEST AND REVIEWS
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2020, 05:18:20 PM »
Generally a positive review, but it seems the What Car reviewer has misunderstood the engineering by referring to a gearbox.  As I understand it engine revs may vary when the engine is acting as a generator, as the power required varies, but at high speeds with direct engine drive to the wheels, the revs will be directly proportional to the speed.  The rough fuel consumption estimate of over 60 mpg is encouraging - reviewers are usually rather heavy-footed!  And where do they find a starting price of 14800?

Autocar review has a starting price of 12935 ?

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Re: 2020 JAZZ HYBRID ROAD TEST AND REVIEWS
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2020, 06:34:24 PM »

Autocar review has a starting price of 12935 ?
I think that was for the Mk 3, written in 2015.

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