Honda’s Fit has more cargo room than you might expect in a small hatchback, but for those who want edgier styling or even more space, the Fit Shuttle will soon be coming to market.
Not likely heading to the U.S., the Fit Shuttle was featured in a leaked brochure today. The most notable styling feature is the hard-to-miss C-pillar spear that reminds us of Citroën DS3 pictured here.
Based on the Honda Fit, of course, the Fit Shuttle is reported to use two powertrains, a hybrid using a 1.3-liter engine and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Either way, it appears sliding rear doors are not part of the package as they are on the diminutive Fit-based Freed peoplemover shown below.
With Mazda redesigning the Mazda5 minivan and Ford introducing the C-Max, it would seem that there might be a niche market for family vans smaller than the Odyssey and Grand Caravan. If you were planning the future of Honda’s U.S. lineup, would you introduce something like the Fit Shuttle?