Honda Jazz (Fit) Hybrid

by Kay Layne

Honda’s latest and cheapest hybrid was announced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The Honda Jazz is known as the Honda Fit in North America. The new hybrid is priced at 1.5 million yen or approximately $19,310 (US), making it one of the cheapest hybrids on the market. The non-hybrid fit currently gets great mileage with 28 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.  We can only imagine how far the hybrid will go on a gallon.

The Jazz Hybrid will go on sale in some European markets in the early part of 2011 however it may never see the light of day in North America. “We haven’t decided on a U.S. launch,” said Honda Executive Vice President, Koichi Kondo, “As for the future, it’s open to question. We will carefully be watching the market situation.”

It seems that Honda Executives don’t believe that North Americans will be willing to pay an additional $3, 500 for a hybrid when the are getting great mileage on the regular Fit.

So I guess the question remains would you purchase the proverbial cow if you are getting the milk cheaply?