After the patent images leak last month, Honda has finally taken the wraps off the 2015 Shuttle for the Japan Domestic Market (JDM).
The Honda Shuttle is nothing but a wagon version of the new generation Fit/Jazz. The new 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 with them folded down. Although the details aren’t available yet officially, with the seats up the Shuttle should provide more than 500 liters of room going by the massive rear end.
The Shuttle will go on sale in Japan with an AWD hybrid setup consisting of a 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle engine working in tandem with an electric motor, a lithium-ion battery and a dual-clutch gearbox. In the Jazz/Fit, this hardware setup enables the model to extract 36.4 km/l. A regular version with a 1.5-liter engine and a front-wheel drive layout will also go on sale in Japan.
In terms of equipment, the top-of-the-line Honda Shuttle is equipped with gets 16-inch alloy wheels, Honda smart key system, cruise control, navigation and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. It also features LED technology in lighting clusters, heated front seats, roof rails, fog lights and wood trim on the doors and dashboard.