Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Jazz Hybrid named best value eco car for second year running

honda-jazz-hybrid Car buyers on the hunt for the best value green car should look no further than the Honda Jazz Hybrid, according to Parkers.

The 1.3 IMA HE Hybrid CVT hatchback was named Eco Car of the Year in Parkers’ Cost of Motoring New Car Awards which dealt honours on a model’s ability to make motorists’ money go further rather than the personal opinion of a judging panel.

A statement on Parkers website explained that the Honda Jazz was a worthy winner due to “its low purchase price, sensible running costs and, of course, Honda’s reliability and strong dealer support.”

Retailing from £15,995, the 63mpg Jazz Hybrid costs owners just £364.42 a month to run when taking fuel costs, road tax, depreciation, and servicing into account (based on three years’ ownership, covering 30,000 miles).

Parkers explained: “While it doesn’t qualify for free road tax or congestion charging, it does sit in the lowest company car tax band and it is frugal, returning an average of 63mpg.

“The low running costs gives it the win for the eco car category and it’s well deserved. The advanced hybrid technology, unique small-car appeal and excellent practicality puts it well ahead of the other eco cars.”

Although the guys at Honda were understandably more pleased with the Civic bagging the Best Medium Hatchback and the awards’ overall prize, Dave Hodgetts [pictured], MD of Honda UK, said he was delighted to see the Jazz Hybrid put in another turn as Eco Car of the Year.

“It shows what excellent propositions Honda cars make to customers,” said Hodgetts.

Parkes Editor Kieren Puffett added: “The icing on the cake is that the Honda Jazz 1.3 IMA HE Hybrid wins for a second year in a row the Parkers Cost of Motoring New Car Awards Eco Car category. It’s an outstanding performance by Honda all round.”

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