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New Honda Fit Shuttle: Leaked Brochure Reveals Station Wagon-Like Model

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A bonanza of allegedly official brochure photos showing a new, station-wagon-like variant of the Japanese domestic market [JDM] Fit have leaked onto the internet. Named the Fit Shuttle, the car appears to be based on the recently refreshed Fit (Honda uses the Jazz nameplate in Europe, Australia and other international markets) featuring a longer body with taller roofline and a redesigned rear end.

As you can see in the brochure shots, the Fit Shuttle will be offered in two flavors, a Hybrid version powered by the same IMA system with a 1.3 liter i-VTEC engine featured on the five-door hatchback model, and a more powerful variant with a regular 1.5-liter gasoline unit.

According to the Japanese media, the Fit Shuttle will be introduced in its home market within the next few weeks with sales to start around March. We'll follow the story and keep you posted on any updates.

Kudos to J.F. for the tip!

Sources: Ryuji & Mincara



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45 Comments:

Anonymous said... »January 08, 2011

Mighty funky. Fun. Different. Stylish for what are often mundane looking vehicles in this segment.

Anonymous said... »January 08, 2011

adventurous, like the "lightening inspired" '11 odyssey.

Anonymous said... »January 08, 2011

Please bring it to NA, Honda.

Anonymous said... »January 08, 2011

i am likely many of the newer vehicles coming from honda and nissan. hope to see toyota branch out a bit. the nissan murano, quest, juke, altima and maxi are favorites. i love honda's niche offerings, the accord crosstour and element, the fit, amongst others. the kia soul is unique, as was the first generation scion xb. now the '11 scion coupe ranks right up there with its unique greenhouse. kudos for bringing passion back, honda, nissan, others...

Anonymous said... »January 08, 2011

my favorite aspect is the simple, straight forward dash.

Anonymous said... »January 08, 2011

Nice interior. Like the fact that it's far more subdued than the exterior. The mistake of Kia and Hyundai is the many swoops and swirls inside and out. Too busy looking. One should be understated, not compete with the other.

Anonymous said... »January 08, 2011

looks highly roomy & functional. it's mighty spiffy & will do quite well overseas. i like our u.s. fit, just wish it could be had with a sunroof. that's why we purchased a civic instead. love the sunlight and fresh air. i think it would add too much wght. as honda's reasoning. the std. fit has loads of room.

Anonymous said... »January 08, 2011

I take it this will be replacing the JDM Airwave? Imo the Airwave still looks better than this.

Frederick said... »January 08, 2011

I know how JDM has variations from the USDM, so I hope there are tweaks made. I don't like the look of this one. If you have a car with five pillars, a designer made a mistake somewhere.

Anonymous said... »January 08, 2011

funky? More like fugly~ HONDA really needs to fire their designers . This thing is a POS

Anonymous said... »January 08, 2011

very upscale, even for honda's high standards

Anonymous said... »January 08, 2011

The small glass window at the a-pillar and wraparound rear glass treatment are very upscale and should yield superior visibility.

Anonymous said... »January 08, 2011

Really digging the Avant Garde styling. Even the grille speaks class act. Brave move. It will pay huge dividends in Europe and Asia. Probable in the U.S. and here in Canada.

Anonymous said... »January 08, 2011

I'm not sure I understand. It doesn't appear to be significantly longer than the standard Jazz/Fit.

Anonymous said... »January 08, 2011

Now I believe it's the end of the world, not because of the fallen-birds but because of this..
The ugly-ones are starting to invade us! :o

Leopaul said... »January 08, 2011

blecch! but that's okay.

jpcar said... »January 08, 2011

A refreshing addition to the aging and generally ugly Honda lineup.

Anonymous said... »January 08, 2011

Not bad.

Anonymous said... »January 08, 2011

Ew. Looks like a POS. Like its 10yrs old.

Anonymous said... »January 08, 2011

My eyes are starting to hurt.

The Vanishing Boy said... »January 09, 2011

-> Wow! This Fit Shuttle is US-ready!!! Look its front-end design, from the bumper to the A-pillar. it derived from the USDM Fit!!!

-> Seems like this would be a sneak peak for the Fit's MMC here in the US...And hopefully this will add a new model to compete the B-segment sedan market here in the US.

-> I know you don't listen Honda NA, but again...please bring this model here!!

Anonymous said... »January 09, 2011

I swear most of the people commenting here work for Honda. There is absolutely nothing good about the looks of this car, and I mean NOTHING!!!
I feel like looking into a time capsule back to the 90's. My God! I think I just threw up a little in my mouth...

Anonymous said... »January 09, 2011

it is like earlier models of honda

Anonymous said... »January 09, 2011

i kinda like it.

Anonymous said... »January 09, 2011

Looks very French. I am not a fan of small cars but this looks mighty stylish.

Anonymous said... »January 09, 2011

i love my honda fit better:) my very first new car & it's a keeper. my husband wants me in something larger. to me it is perfect. sure, the accord is larger & more upscale, but you have to drive a fit to appreciate its swiss army knife appeal & room galore! my purse on wheels. the shuttle? love the name. it looks massive to me.

Anonymous said... »January 09, 2011

2000's style

Anonymous said... »January 09, 2011

"I swear most of the people commenting here work for Honda. There is absolutely nothing good about the looks of this car, and I mean NOTHING!!!
I feel like looking into a time capsule back to the 90's. My God! I think I just threw up a little in my mouth..."

you must live in the united states and never traveled to europe or asia. dude, this is our thing in london, paris, shanghai... well, scotland, is my homeland. see, with such small roads and less than ample parking in most parts, utilization of space is critical. at least our version of the jazz/fit have styling that suits our tastes.

Anonymous said... »January 09, 2011

honda's always generate a lot of attention. i am a big fan. posts with the most chatter - good or bad show what one guy (or gal) calls "passion". so true! i like that. nothing boring about the fit shuttle. yet, i will stick with my acura tl sh and family's mdx.

Anonymous said... »January 09, 2011

I would consider this car the Japanese variant of the Citroen DS3... with a different badge... However, I believed Honda created the Airwave-esque design architecture before Citroen does...

Anonymous said... »January 09, 2011

^honda beat citroen to the market long before. so right.

glad to hear from many outside of na, by the way. welcome :)

Anonymous said... »January 09, 2011

BARF

Anonymous said... »January 09, 2011

I think that this is actually pretty good for a Honda. It takes the Fit out of a young single persons car and makes it more family friendly, without having to upsize to the CRV, Pilot or Oddity. I would consider it if it comes here. I also think Ford could bring the Focus wagon to compete in this category.

Anonymous said... »January 09, 2011

"The small glass window at the a-pillar and wraparound rear glass treatment are very upscale and should yield superior visibility."

Front quarter windows are not 'upscale'. They are a design compromise when the engineers make the A-pillar meet at the top of the strut towers. The results in a grossly enlarged DLO and forces the door to take an ungangley shape.

If that afterthough wasn't there, the glass would act as one massive piece of glass with the door and it wouldn't be able to retract into the door when the glass is opened.

All this bullshit would have been avoided if those worthless front quarter windows were engineered out. They certainly aren't 'upscale'.

Anonymous said... »January 09, 2011

I have a Honda and a Citroen here at home, and like really like the cars that I have, but are you seriously comparing design languages of Honda and Citroen? And are you saying they are similar? Are people crazy?

About the Jazz Shuttle, like I said previously: Not bad.

Anonymous said... »January 09, 2011

I see that after the crosstour/POS scandal and the bashing on the internet, Honda decided to hire people to comment on its cars. No matter how many people call this ugly POS "good looking" people won't buy it.

Honda, save your money and fire all these people already and start hiring new designers. KIA and Hyundai are eating you alive.

Car Repair Des Moines Iowa said... »January 09, 2011

Very "Back to the Future"ish. I am tired of the time spent on creating a car/van. I personally wish Honda could create an SUV with a lot of inside seating room but with great mpg AND if it could be good for the environment (green) EVEN better. That would be worthy of the name SHUTTLE.

Paul said... »January 09, 2011

I presume this replaces the JDM Airwave model.

Anonymous said... »January 09, 2011

This reminds me of the "space" wagon Civic that Honda imported in the 80s. I think they should bring it here so Honda owners can have something in their lineup besides the CrossTour. I hope that they at least put a bigger motor in there since it is heavier, most likely, because of the wagon body.

Anonymous said... »January 10, 2011

"^honda beat citroen to the market long before. so right.

glad to hear from many outside of na, by the way. welcome :)"

Thank you :) However, I have been a Carscoop user for a year-plus...

Anonymous said... »January 10, 2011

it's look like a crap

Anonymous said... »January 10, 2011

Sad. Very sad. This wannabe is doomed for failure. It is so neutral, so nothing, so stupid.

Anonymous said... »January 10, 2011

I like this little shuttle, it promises to be a good workhorse, the jazz/fit hatch has very clever packaging and this station wagon could improve on that further.
It will sell well in Europe, especially scandinavia where cars cost a fortune and reliability, durability and practicality are key priorities, nice one Honda, hope this isn't a Japanese only model!

Anonymous said... »January 14, 2011

Honda will live on forever because it's loyal customer base actually believe that this thing is a good looking vehicle. Just more proof that You guys need to take a look at the rest of the automotive world and realize that the automotive design passed You & Honda 5 years ago & you will always be behind in design as long as cars like this are in Hondas future.

Raymond Lim said... »January 16, 2011

anyone knows, does this comes with sunroof or moonroof?

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