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Round-Up: Three more Merc PHEVs, Facelifted Suzuki Ignis, Honda Jazz prices

Three more Merc PHEVs

CLA Coupé, CLA Shooting Brake and GLA now with EQ Power

Mercedes is to add three more plug-in hybrid models to its range in the next few months.

According to the brand, the CLA 250 e Coupe and CLA 250 e Shooting Brake are due to go on sale in April while the GLA 250 e will go on sale in May.

All three models are powered by a 160hp 1.4-litre petrol engine which is mated to battery which offers an electric range of up to 42 miles. CO2 emissions vary from model to model, from 31g/km of CO2 to 42g/km of CO2.

UK pricing and specification is yet to be confirmed.

Facelifted Suzuki Ignis revealed

Suzuki Ignis facelift

Suzuki has released information about its facelifted Ignis city car.

Changes include a new front grille and new front and rear bumpers, while the firm has updated its 1.2-litre petrol engine to offer greater fuel efficiency than before.

In addition, the capacity of the mild-hybrid powertrain has been expanded from 3Ah to 10Ah. The mild hybrid system converts kinetic energy generated during deceleration into electric energy which is charged to the lithium-ion battery and used by an electric motor function to assist the engine when accelerating for higher fuel efficiency.

Prices are yet to be confirmed, but the model is expected to go on sale in April.

Honda Jazz prices confirmed

Honda Jazz hybrid prices

Honda has confirmed prices for its Jazz model start from £18,980, ahead of the first models being delivered by the start of the second quarter of 2020.

The model is powered by a hybrid powertrain and can return 62mpg while emitting 102g/km of CO2.

“Following on from the successful introduction of the all-electric Honda e, the electrified Jazz is designed to encourage those who might not be prepared to make the leap to a full electric drivetrain,” said Phil Webb, head of car at Honda UK. “The new Jazz is the embodiment of the brand’s commitment to a fully-electrified range and is another symbolic step towards our electric vision for 100% of European sales to be electrified by 2022.”