2016 Honda Fit Shuttle
As you probably know, the third generation of company’s subcompact car Fit/Jazz was released not so long time ago. New model came completely redesigned, with plenty of improvements such as new styling, new chassis, engines etc. One of the special variants of this car is Honda Fit Shuttle. This model was launched in 2011, based in the standard Fit model and it is designed especially for Japanese market. The main difference, compared to standard model is in dimensions. This is a compact station wagon, designed to be a family car. After launch of new Fit, it is expected to see this variant soon. Recently, some pictures appeared on the internet, which indicates that new model could come in some reasonable period, maybe even as 2016 Honda Fit Shuttle.
2016 Honda Fit Shuttle expectation
As we already mentioned, new Fit came recently. After few years of production, we are expecting to see a station wagon version, probably as 2016 Honda Fit Shuttle. New model leaked in some drawings, so we can see how new model will look, but there are also plenty of rumors about new model, so we can make some predictions. According to these drawings, 2016 Honda Fit Shuttle will feature pretty much the same design language as new Fit/Jazz. It will be characterize by the same front end, but it is easy to note that it will feature much linger wheelbase. This indicates that new model could be slightly larger, compared to current model. The 2016 Fit Shuttle will get company’s new platform, which is made of ultra-light weight materials, so new model should be significantly lighter, just it was case with hatchback.
2016 Honda Fit Shuttle engines
Although it isn’t confirmed yet, it is expected that 2016 Honda Fit will feature the same engine line up as hatchback. It will be offered in petrol and hybrid variants. There will be two petrol engines in offer. The first one is 1.3 liter Atkinson cycle DOHC i-VTEC engine, which comes with CVT transmission. Second option is 1.5 liter direct injection DOHC i-VTEC engine, which is available with either manual or automatic transmission.
When it is about hybrid variant, 2016 Honda Fit Shuttle will be powered by 1.5 liter Atkinson cycle DOHC i-VTEC engine and internal high-output motor with lithium-ion battery. This model will come with 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.