Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today began sales of the all-new Honda SHUTTLE at dealerships across Japan.
The Honda SHUTTLE is a new compact wagon that fuses together a number of features and values including ease of use unique to a vehicle in the 5-number size category, the excellent fuel economy of a compact car, a stately and stylish form that has a strong presence, a flat luggage space with class-topping*1 capacity and high-quality driving performance.
The gasoline-powered version of SHUTTLE is equipped with a 1.5-liter direct-injection DOHC i-VTEC engine, while the hybrid version is equipped with the SPORT HYBRID i-DCD*2, Honda’s hybrid system that realizes excellent environmental performance and sporty driving performance. Moreover, for the first time with any station wagon in the 5-number size available in the market*3, the all-new SHUTTLE has a 4WD option. Furthermore, the hybrid version realizes top-in-class level*1 fuel economy of 34.0km/liter (JC08 mode*4).
The all-new SHUTTLE features a luggage space not only with class-topping*1 capacity, but also a large opening, flat floor and convenient and ample storage space that can be used in various ways depending on the type of luggage, realizing comfort and ease of use and a sense of high quality.
- *1 Station wagon in the 5-number size category. Internal research by Honda (as of May 2015)
- *2 i-DCD is an abbreviation for “Intelligent Dual Clutch Drive
- *3 Internal research by Honda (as of May 2015)
- *4 SHUTTLE HYBRID (FF) without manufacturer options was tested by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Japan