Honda announces updated ShuttleMarch 22, 2019
Upgraded versions will go on sale in Japan on May 10th. The most significant improvements include the combined power plant, the availability of all-wheel drive in all versions and the improvement of active safety systems as part of the Honda Sensing complex.
The automaker is talking about improving the parameters of the Sports Hybrid i-DCD combined power plant, which will be offered for the updated Shuttle. Characteristics are not given, but the company claims “increased efficiency in capacity increase”. Four-wheel drive will be available for all possible options Shuttle: gasoline and hybrid in any configuration. Gasoline Shuttle equipped with a 1.5-liter engine, the hybrid installation is based on the engine of the same capacity.
Of the external changes emit improvements in the front (bumper, grille), decorative design of the rear bumper and door sills. For Shuttle will be available in eight body colors.
Cosmetic changes will occur in the car. The company is talking about the modifications of the rear compartment transformation system. With the rear seats folded down, the length of the flat cargo area to the backs of the front seats is 184 cm. The luggage compartment volume in this case reaches 1,141 s. The minimum amount of luggage in the presence of 5 people in the cabin is 570 liters.
Notable improvements will receive a complex of active safety systems Honda Sensing, but so far the company has not published specific data. Probably, it will be about improving the efficiency of detection of pedestrians.
The second generation Honda Shuttle is available from 2015, the basis is the Honda Fit. The last time a small auto updates received in 2017.
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