Townsville Bulletin - - Cars Guide -

it’s ba­si­cally worth a long look. The base model VTi tested here is $ 3500 cheaper than the up­mar­ket VTi-L op­tion but is a bet­ter buy. It’s based on the Jazz hatch­back — and City sedan — plat­form but takes most of its shape from the US-only Honda Clar­ity fuel-cell de­light. The teardrop shape is all for cheat­ing the quiet­ness. It’s got a dis­tinc­tive and chic look, and Honda com­pro­mise be­tween the need to slice through the air and have room for a fam­ily within its cabin. A hy­brid has two or three power units. In this case, one is elec­tric and one is petrol and they work to­gether — un­like the Toy­ota Prius where they can work in­de­pen­dently. It has a large stor­age bat­tery and the petrol en­gine both drives the car and charges the bat­tery. It starts like any other car; drives like any other car. The fact that it’s au­to­matic also makes it easy to putt around town. But there

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