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Honda Starts Selling Shuttle And Shuttle Hybrid Versions In Japan


Honda has recently released the two new versions to its existing Honda Fit car series on the Japan auto-market, namely the Fit Shuttle and Fit Shuttle Hybrid.

According to the company, the Fit Shuttle is equipped with a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine, offering a fuel economy of 18.6 km/liter, while the hybrid version features a 1.3-liter i-VTEC engine and a fuel economy of 25km/liter.

Both versions have a great fuel economy due to the fact that the front brake drag, engine friction and other types of resistances have been minimized. Honda Shuttle Hybrid also has an IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) which helps the car recapture some of the energy lost in deceleration and reuse it to accelerate the vehicle later on.

Honda Shuttle costs around $19,900 and Honda Shuttle Hybrid starts at $22,400. The company hopes to sell about 4,000 units per month, but so far nobody said anything about the date when the cars will be available in North-America or Europe.

[via Green Car Congress]

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