17 Jun '11, 7pm

Honda Launches Fit Shuttle Hybrid in Japan (71 MPG)

Honda Launches Fit Shuttle Hybrid in Japan (71 MPG)

You Can Fit More Stuff and More People... The Honda Fit is turning out to be quite the versatile little car. After the hybrid version and the electric version , Honda is now launching - in Japan only for now - the Shuttle and Shuttle hybrid versions. Honda's real coup was keeping fuel economy for the compact wagon equal to the non-Shuttle Fit by improving things like engine friction and front brake drag, and this in both the hybrid and non-hybrid versions. Photo: Honda The Fit Shuttle features a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine and offers best-in-class fuel economy of 18.6 km/litre as measured in JC08 mode and 20 km/litre as measured in 10・15 mode - the same as the Fit. The Fit Shuttle Hybrid features Honda's original compact, lightweight hybrid system, 1.3-litre i-VTEC engine plus IMA (Integrated Motor Assist), and offers fuel economy of 25.0 km/litre as measured in JC08 mode and ...

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