Honda Jazz 2014 Model Named As Finalist For 2015 Green Car Of The Year |

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Published on November 18th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Honda Jazz 2014 Model Named As Finalist For 2015 Green Car Of The Year

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The 2015 Honda Fit (also known as the Jazz in Asia) has been named a finalist for the 2015 Green Car of the Year® by the Green Car Journal. The award recognizes the environmental performance of the completely redesigned Jazz, which received class-leading EPA fuel economy ratings of 33/41/36 (city/highway/combined which utilizes an Earth Dreams Technology™ 1.5-liter direct injection engine and Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Green Car Journal editors selected the Jazz as a finalist based on its balance of fuel efficiency, its new space-efficient body and its highly flexible seating configurations.

“With a cargo capacity near that of a mid-size SUV, the subcompact Jazz is the perfect vehicle to replace larger, less fuel-efficient vehicles,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of auto operations at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “The Jazz also fulfills the Honda brand’s promise to deliver both fun-to-drive enjoyment and outstanding fuel efficiency.”

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In keeping with Honda’s commitment to provide customers with both fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive character at a high level, the 2015 Jazz is powered by the Earth Dreams Technology™ 1.5-liter engine paired with a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). A combination of weight saving, friction reduction, technology application and clever engineering resulted in significant efficiency improvements while also providing an 11 percent increase in horsepower to 130, and a 7.5 percent increase in torque to 114 lb-ft versus the previous Fit’s engine. A similar approach created transmissions that help provide quicker acceleration and smoother shifting, and helped the Jazz receive class-leading EPA fuel-economy ratings.

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