The New Fit Shuttle Exists and It’s Coming Soon

A few weeks ago we showed you what seemed to be leaked photos of a new wagon model from Honda that looked to be underpinned by the new Fit. It looks like the car really does exist, as Honda Motor Co announced today that it has launched a website dedicated to offering information on the all-new compact wagon, called the Fit Shuttle.

On the website, the Japanese carmaker will provide updated information (unfortunately in Japanese) on the model, which is scheduled to debut in March.

The other big news about the Fit Shuttle is that it will indeed be offered in a hybrid variant, equipped with the compact and lightweight IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) system, “which will be the first wagon-type hybrid model in its class,” according to the manufacturer. The range of engines should also include the frugal 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit found on the regular Fit. In Japan, a revised version of the 1.3-liter gasoline-fueled engine is also available.

No exact pricing information was released, but the company says “the new model is developed to offer new values in a compact car, offering outstanding fuel economy along with the comfortable and smooth riding and quietness.”

We can tell you that the standard five-door hatchback Fit Hybrid JDM model costs JPY1.59 million (about US$19,000 at today's exchange rates), meaning it is currently the most affordable gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle in Japan.

Fit Shuttle models will offer more cargo room in the back and improved interior space. They will look almost identical to the normal Fit, with the exception of the added length from the C-pillar back.
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