Honda revealed today the all-new Jazz/Fit Shuttle and Jazz/Fit Shuttle Hybrid minivans and announced that these models will go on sale in Japan from today.
According to Honda, the Fit Shuttle will be priced from $19,945 (¥1,610,000) while the Fit Shuttle Hybrid will carry a price tag of $22,420 (¥1,810,000). The Honda Fit Shuttle is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine, capable to offer a fuel consumption of 18.6 km/liter as measured in JC08 mode.
The Fit Shuttle Hybrid is powered by the 1.3-liter i-VTEC engine plus IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) and delivers a fuel consumption of 25.0 km/liter as measured in JC08 mode.
Honda also says that the new Fit Shuttle will offer a combined 590 liters of space above and below the floor. As expected, the Fit Shuttle Hybrid will offer a cargo capacity of 517 liters.
With a height of 1,540 mm*11, both the Fit Shuttle and Fit Shuttle Hybrid fit in a typical mechanical parking garage berth in Japan (height 1,550 mm).
Both the Fit Shuttle and Fit Shuttle Hybrid will be available with the HDD InterNavi System and the Linkup Free service, a car navigation data service that members of InterNavi Link Premium Club may use free of charge.
The new Honda Fit is showered with an array of standard features that include air conditioning, power windows, power door locks and power mirrors. Also included are an AM/FM/CD audio system (with four speakers) and MP3/WMA playback capability as well as Radio Data System (RDS) and auxiliary audio input jack.
Meanwhile, the Honda Fit Sport version builds on these features with the addition of fog lights, alloy wheels, rear roofline spoiler, an underbody aero kit, security system with keyless remote entry and cruise control as well as an audio system with six speakers, a five-mode equalizer and a USB Audio Interface.
The latest version of the Honda Fit Sport could be availed with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition, which includes a 6.5-inch screen and over seven million points of interest. Honda Fit models with the navigation system are also fitted with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), which is also known as electronic stability control.
Meanwhile, the new Honda Fit comes with MacPherson strut suspension on the front and torsion beam suspension on rear – both configured to provide a sporty yet dynamic driving experience.
Honda Fit and Honda Fit Sport now feature larger 15- and 16-inch wheels, respectively, wrapped in 175/65 R15 84S tires (Fit) and 185/55 R16 83H rims (Fit Sport) tires. Taking care of braking and deceleration is a standard anti-lock braking system (ABS) featuring electronic brake distribution (EBD) that employs 10.3-inch ventilated discs (front) and 7.9-inch drums (rear).