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Honda announces the Fit/Jazz Shuttle

By Rigval on 14 Feb 2011

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Honda has just announced a larger Fit a.k.a Jazz hatchback called the Fit Shuttle after brochure pictures of it were leaked. Somehow there is a demand for a more practical version of this car, which in my opinion is already a very practical car indeed. How much more practical can the Fit Shuttle be? Well, imagine a Fit/Jazz with a bigger hatch/rear load space and thatís about it as it still is a 4/5 seater.

With no sign of a third row of seats this means that the Shuttle isnít meant to be classified as a proper people carrier (MPV) but more of a station wagon. This means that you can pack more stuff when youíre on that IKEA furniture run.

On sale over in Japan sometime this March 2011, the Fit Shuttle will come with the hatchbackís 1.5liter i-VTEC engine as well as a hybrid variant that will come with a 1.3liter engine and a poofy sounding 10kw electric motor and a ton of batteries that is needed to store the energy that powers the electric motor.

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Whatever the case, I am sure that Honda will sell quite a lot of units as there is a market for vehicles that have extra load carrying space that actually isnít needed 90% of the time. This Fit Shuttle also reminds me when the Civic was actually as small as the Fit and back then (see the photo above Ė 1984 Civic Shuttle), Honda also had a Civic Shuttle. If they made a Civic Shuttle these days itíll be huge....only slightly smaller than a space shuttle as cars seem to get larger and larger with every passing moment. I suppose this is progress, supposed progress.

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Rigval
Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.



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Niltrams Feb 14 2011 01:21 PM
Airwave IS a Fit/Jazz wagon.
Tsr729 Feb 14 2011 09:28 PM
Potential taxi in future
Proton_neutron Feb 14 2011 10:21 PM
Seems like Honda is dropping the Airwave Model name.
Juzzme Feb 15 2011 07:39 PM
The current airwaves looks better overall. There are some design cues from the airwaves though, like the wrap-around glass for the rear hatch area and the kinked c pillar
Pocus Feb 15 2011 08:08 PM
Like wat MIT did to the colt... Fit plus... Lol
PetrolHead Feb 16 2011 04:52 PM
I think airwave was more from "Honda City", not really Fit/Jazz. This is more like Fabia Combi or i30 wagon.
Mikehussey11 Feb 16 2011 06:25 PM
I like hybrids one specially honda jazz, Mercedes c class, Nissan , Hyundai etc . This cars are made for special purpose and will contribute to environment also.
Rigval Feb 18 2011 06:41 AM
My personal opinion was that the Airwave was based on the previous generation Fit/City (or Fit Aria as it is called in Japan).

Proton neutron may be right...Honda may be dropping the Airwave name with this new generation of Fit wagon.
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