The Honda Shuttle, which is a JDM “Jazz Wagon” (it was previously called Fit Shuttle), has received an update in its homeland. Update not facelift, because there’s no change to the five-seater Shuttle’s looks. This generation went on sale in Japan in May 2015.

The Honda Shuttle is now available with Honda’s Sensing suite of electronic aids standard across the range. Like in our top CR-V, it uses a millimetre wave radar and a monocular camera positioned at the top of the windscreen to provide Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with a Low Speed Follow (LSF) function.

Honda Sensing aside, the hybrid version of the Shuttle now uses a revised Sport Hybrid i-DCD (Intelligent Dual-Clutch Drive) system, as found in the Malaysian market Jazz Hybrid and City Hybrid. With endurance tests conducted in Malaysia, Honda’s JDM hybrids should also benefit from increased durability. Read all about the latest iteration of the Sport Hybrid i-DCD here.

The non-hybrid gets a 1.5 litre NA engine and a CVT gearbox; and this being Japan, AWD is also available. Other enhancements are minor, and they include an infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and LED fog lamps. Prices range from 1.7 to 2.5 million yen (RM64,727 to RM95,203).