JAZZ GOES HYBRID
The best seller in the B-segment – the Honda Jazz – is now the first to go hybrid. The hybrid version of the Jazz has the same 1.3 litre i-VTEC engine as the Insight hybrid and is able to run on the electric motor alone. This will mean the cars emits only 104 g/km of CO2 and has fuel economy of up to 64.2 miles per gallon. Road tax is free in year one (it will cost just £20 a year after that) and there's no congestion charge either.
ONE FOR THE LADIES
This is the Twingo Miss Sixty, the result of yet another tie-up between a car manufacturer and a fashion label, and according to Renault it's the first Twingo to be designed purely for women. Available in Bohemian Pink or Pearlescent black, the car has a “rock ‘n’ roll interior” of pink and black and includes a pink-rimmed tachometer and speedometer and a pink-stitched leather steering wheel. How very glam.
INFINITI AND BEYOND
OK so it's only a sketch, but Nissan’s premium brand Infiniti has shown this drawing of a new high-end electric car for launch in 2013. The Infiniti EV will be a stylish and compact five-seat luxury car offering zero emissions and will share much of its technology with the Nissan Leaf. It will also be one of the world's first luxury electric cars when it arrives. The sketch was revealed at the opening of Infiniti's new brand centre and showroom at 77 Piccadilly.