Honda Fit Shuttle

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Honda Fit Shuttle
2016 Honda Shuttle (GP7) 1.5G station wagon (2017-11-28).jpg
Overview
ManufacturerHonda
Also calledHonda Shuttle
Production2011–present
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact (B)
Body style5-door wagon
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive (Japan)
PlatformHonda Global Small Car
Chronology
PredecessorHonda Airwave

The Fit Shuttle (not to be confused with the Honda Shuttle) is a subcompact station wagon derived from the second generation Fit and is available in Japan's domestic market. The Shuttle is also a successor to the station wagon variant of first generation Fit, sold as the Airwave.[1]

First generation (2011–2015)[edit]

First generation
Honda Fit Shuttle Hybrid.jpg
Overview
Production2011–2015
AssemblyYorii, Japan
Body and chassis
RelatedHonda Fit
Honda City
Honda Freed
Powertrain
Engine1.5 L L15A I4 (petrol)[2]
1.5 L L15B Earth Dreams i-DTEC I4
1.5 L i-DTEC diesel
Transmission6-speed manual
7-speed semi-automatic (DCT)
CVT automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,530 mm (99.6 in)
Length4,385 mm (172.6 in)[3]
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)[3]
Height1,540–1,565 mm (60.6–61.6 in)[3]
Curb weight1,140–1,230 kg (2,513–2,712 lb)
Honda Fit Shuttle Hybrid

The launch of the car in June 2011 was pushed back from March as a result of the quake and tsunami in Japan on March 11, 2011. Production of the car was transferred from Honda's Sayama plant in Saitama Prefecture to Suzuka plant in Mie Prefecture as a result of power rationing after the quake. Production began in early May 2011.[4][5] The Fit Shuttle was shortlisted for Car of The Year Japan 2012.[6]

Its drivetrains are shared with the Fit. The Fit Shuttle has a 1.5 L i-VTEC engine with 120 hp (89 kW), which is optional in Japan's Fit. A hybrid version, the Fit Shuttle hybrid, is also available, with a 1.3 L i-VTEC engine with IMA. Continuously variable transmission is the only transmission available for FWD models. A five-speed auto transmission is standard on four-wheel-drive models.

The fuel efficiency of the station wagon and its hybrid variant was enhanced to be the same as that of Fit and Fit hybrid by reducing engine friction, front brake rolling resistance, improvement in aerodynamics and improvement of control efficiency of the hybrid system. All models feature ECON Mode for enhancing real-world fuel economy. Hybrid model has Eco Assist (Ecological Drive Assist System) to help the driver engage in fuel-efficient driving practices. It went on sale on June 16, 2011, in Japan.[1]

The Fit Shuttle comes with a double-hinged two-piece load floor that both allows access to an under-floor storage bin and also functions as a divider for the cargo area. Through better sound dampening and insulation, the Fit Shuttle is pledged to be as quiet as a mid-size sedan.[7]

Second generation (2015–present)[edit]

Second generation
Honda SHUTTLE HYBRID Z (GP7) front.JPG
Overview
Production2015–present
AssemblyYorii, Japan
Body and chassis
RelatedHonda Fit
Honda City
Honda Vezel/HR-V
Honda Freed
Powertrain
Engine1.5 L L15A I4 (petrol)[8]
1.5 L L15B Earth Dreams i-DTEC I4
1.5 L i-DTEC diesel
Transmission6-speed manual
7-speed semi-automatic (DCT)
CVT automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,530 mm (99.6 in)
Length4,400 mm (173.2 in)[9]
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)[9]
Height1,545–1,570 mm (60.8–61.8 in)[9]
Curb weight1,130–1,190 kg (2,491–2,624 lb)
1,190–1,300 kg (2,624–2,866 lb) (Hybrid)
Honda Shuttle (2015) Singapore

The second generation model was sold and renamed as the Honda Shuttle, unlike the previous generation model and is still similarly based with the Honda Fit. Honda had begun sales of the all-new Shuttle at dealerships across Japan, with the compact wagon starting from 1,990,000 yen.[10]

The new model is available with either an 132PS (130hp) 1.5-liter direct-injection DOHC i-VTEC gasoline engine mated to a CVT or a hybrid version equipped with the Sport Hybrid i-DCD system.[11]

The latter pairs a 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle DOHC i-VTEC gasoline engine with an electric motor integrated into the 7-speed DCT transmission and a battery pack and has a combined system output of 137PS (135hp).

Honda says the Shuttle Hybrid averages 34.0 km/liter (2.9 l/100 km or 80 mpg US) according to the JC08 standard. For the first time, the Shuttle is also offered with a four-wheel drive option.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Honda begins sales of new Fit Shuttle and Fit Shuttle hybrid in Japan; same fuel economy as smaller Fit". Green Car Congress. 2011-06-16.
  2. ^ "Honda Jazz 2014 specifications (Thailand)" (PDF).
  3. ^ a b c "Honda Fit Shuttle Specs". Goo-net-exchange.
  4. ^ "Honda To Launch Fit Wagon After 3-Month Delay". Nikkei. 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  5. ^ Jeff Glucker (Jun 16, 2011). "Honda Fit Shuttle goes on sale in Japan in gas and hybrid spec". Autoblog.
  6. ^ "Car of the Year Japan 2012 Top Ten Contenders Announced". Integrity Exports. 2011-11-14. Retrieved 2011-11-14.
  7. ^ "Shuttle Liftoff: Honda Fit Shuttle Hits Dealers in Japan, Rakes In 7000 Orders". Automobile Magazine. 2011-06-16.
  8. ^ "Honda Jazz 2014 specifications (Thailand)" (PDF).
  9. ^ a b c "Honda Shuttle Specs". Goo-net-exchange.
  10. ^ "Honda Begins Sales of All-New Honda SHUTTLE Compact Station Wagon". worldhonda. 2015-05-15.
  11. ^ "All-New Honda Shuttle Goes On Sale In Japan". Carscoops. 2015-05-15.

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