Honda Shuttle revealed for JDM

Following last month’s leaked patent pics, Honda has taken the wraps off the 2015 Shuttle for the Japanese market.

Basically a wagon version of the new generation Fit/Jazz, the 2015 Shuttle comes with a significantly longer rear overhang granting superior cargo capacity over the standard supermini which offers 354 liters with rear seats up and 884 liters after folding them down. The official webpage of the product doesn’t reveal an exact figure, but with the seats up the Shuttle should provide more than 500 liters of room judging by that massive rear end.

It will be available with an AWD hybrid setup consisting of a 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle engine working together with an electric motor, a lithium-ion battery and a dual-clutch gearbox. In the Jazz/Fit supermini, this hardware arrangement enables the model to do 36.4 km/l (85.6 mpg US / 102.8 mpg UK or 2.7 liters / 100 km). A regular version with a 1.5-liter engine and a front-wheel drive layout will also be commercialized in Japan.

In terms of equipment, the range-topping version gets 16-inch alloy wheels, Honda smart key system, cruise control, navigation and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. It also benefits from LED technology in lighting clusters, heated front seats, roof rails, fog lights and wood trim on the doors and dashboard.

Honda says they will release more details about the Shuttle (JDM-spec) “soon.”

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