Honda Fit aka Jazz is on the heap of tremendous glam-sham due to its much awaited facelift revealed ahead of the Frankfurt debut. However, now there came another one for the Japanese carmaker to feast upon, and it’s the facelift of Fit Shuttle which is already on sale in Japan.
Made to inform, the Fit Shuttle is a five-seater MPV which was introduced to Japanese by 2011. Based on the ‘next-generation Fit’, the Shuttle avatar gets a cosmetic facelift in terms of refreshed bumpers with larger air dams, new alloys, twin-slat front grille, new alloys, clear tail lamps, and addition of new paint jobs to the list.
Interiors draw a major attention in the term of leather draped steering wheel as “standard”, while the additional features like a large touch screen, suede like material draped upholstery, rotating seats facilitating easy in-and-out, and some other knick and knacks here and there make a tempting start on this refreshed bug. Undoubtedly, the 20 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats left up comes for free of cost in the new ones too, most likely to be calculated near to that of the last-generation Fit hatchback boot capacity.
However, one can choose in between 120hp 1.5L VTEC motor of Honda and the costlier one 1.3-liter four-pot hybrid drivetrain to drive forces on the front wheels via CVT gearboxes. Some too can make it out in the most with 4×4 5-speed automatic gearbox for the sophisticated off-road experience.
Lest, don’t be such excited the new Fit Shuttle in suede, because it doesn’t have any plans for debuting at some other of the landing shores anytime soon, while Japanese are now delighted with the leather draped steering wheel as ‘standard’. Hope so, this new tweak may help them to sell this vehicle for more of the years in their homeland, till then we are waiting for the next-gen Fit to be revealed soon.