Honda launched Fit Shuttle, Fit Shuttle Hybrid in the Japanese market image

Things were very easy to understand that when Toyota unveiled the Prius V which is also known as Prius Alpha in Japan, Honda would sooner or later enter into the competition unveiling its new baby in the market.

Apparently, Honda did the same. It introduced its competitor to the world to challenge the Toyota Prius V.

The new vehicle that took birth in the family is Honda Fit Shuttle. This new model is had hit its first sale in Japan along with its brother yesterday. This means, Honda started selling its two compact variants from yesterday on June 16 – a gasoline model and a Honda Fit Shuttle Hybrid.

The Honda Fit Shuttle gets the power from a 1.5 liter i-VTEC gasoline unit that allows the car to make an average estimated fuel-economy of 44 mpg. The average estimation also deploys the 10•15 testing mode of Japan.

Despite what the Honda Fit Shuttle has received, its brother the Honda Fit Shuttle Hybrid gets power from a 1.3 liter i-VTEC engine and is mated to the IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) hybrid system of the company. Combining the fittings, the car makes an estimated fuel economy of 59 mpg.

This seems really challenging where Toyota unveiled one, Honda thrown two cards at a time bringing Honda Fit Shuttle and the Honda Fit Shuttle Hybrid. Both the versions are available in 2 wheel-drive and 4 wheel-drive. And the pricing of the vehicles are set at ¥1,610,000 for the Honda Fit Shuttle and ¥1,810,000 for the Honda Fit Shuttle hybrid.

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By Sunita Mandal