Published on November 18th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda Jazz 2014 Model Named As Finalist For 2015 Green Car Of The Year
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.”
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.