Honda's first all-electric urban vehicle will be named the Honda e, and the automaker says its next-generation Jazz will be available with a hybrid powertrain featuring Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) technology.
Honda is aiming for 100% of the brand’s European sales to feature electrified powertrains by 2025.
The Honda e, presented as a production prototype at the Geneva auto show, is Honda's first model with a dedicated EV platform. The compact car offers Honda driving dynamics, aided by a sporty rear-wheel-drive format and advanced electric powertrain.
The Honda e has received almost 6,500 expressions of interest in the U.K.
Ahead of its 2025 electrification goal, Honda will expand the application of its i-MMD dual-motor hybrid system, with the introduction into smaller-segment cars an important first step.
The next-generation Jazz will make its international premiere at the Tokyo auto show Oct. 23-Nov. 4.