MUGEN Tweaks the New Honda Fit Shuttle

We knew the specialists at MUGEN are playing with the idea of creating a sportier Jazz (the European version of the Fit), so the following piece of news comes as no surprise to us.Honda’s new mini MPV, launched late last week in Japan and going by the name of Fit Shuttle, has grabbed MUGEN’s attention and the result is what you can see in the adjacent images.

As usual, Honda’s Japanese in-house tuner decided to take the matter into its own hands and give the vehicle sportier looks and handling, which could make it even more interesting for young customers.

And now let’s see what MUGEN brought to the table: a styling kit comprising aerodynamic features such as a new front bumper with optional LED fog lights, side skirts, a new rear apron, custom tail pipe and a roof spoiler, while the Hybrid also gets a new grille with illuminated ‘Hybrid’ logo.

Other tweaks include a sport exhaust system, 15- or 16-inch alloy wheels, a lowered suspension kit, high-performance brakes and sport air filters.

Inside the car, MUGEN laid low and only applied a door sign light, a carbon mirror cover and two-tone floor mats.
The regular Fit Shuttle comes with two powertrain variants, a gasoline engine and a hybrid engine. Specifically, we are talking here about a 1.5-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder gasoline engine, while the hybrid unit comprises a 1.3-liter gasoline engine and a 10 kW electric motor.

The Shuttle Hybrid only comes with front-wheel drive and a CVT, while standard Honda Fit Shuttle can be ordered with all-wheel drive and 5-speed automatic transmission or front-wheel-drive and a CVT. Pricing for the conventionally powered version start from 1,610,000 Japanese Yen (about US$20,030), and for hybrid Fit Shuttle price start at 1,810,000 Japanese Yen ( about US$22,500).
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