Following the Grace Hybrid sedan launched in Japan late last year, Honda has unveiled a new model based on the all-new Fit/Jazz architecture, the latest generation Jazz Shuttle.
Only offered on the Japanese market, the new Jazz Shuttle sports the brand’s “solid wing face” front grille, as well as some similarities with the Jazz hatchback. These include the creases on the profile and the doors which look identical to those from the Jazz.
The Honda Jazz Shuttle will be available with either a hybrid powertrain with all-wheel drive or a regular petrol engine.
The hybrid version combines a 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and a dual-clutch gearbox. The petrol version features a 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit driving the front wheels.
In terms of equipment, the range-topping hybrid model gets 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, navigation, Honda’s smart key system, heated front seats, roof rails and fog lamps, among other things.