Honda Shuttle updated with Sensing, improved i-DCD

Honda Shuttle updated with Sensing, improved i-DCD

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).

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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.



  • shogun on Sep 15, 2017 at 11:04 am

    It’s a proper medium MPV. Honda Malaysia should bring this instead of the fugly BRV.

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    • Diff segments Shuttle is more like a Wish competitor and priced as such. It cud probably buys u 2 BRVs.

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      • Henry Ford The XII on Sep 15, 2017 at 12:35 pm

        What will you make of Honda Stream if this Shuttle is a Wish competitor?

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        • Stream more like Caldina fighter, althou Caldina alredi gone case

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          • st3wp1d on Sep 15, 2017 at 6:47 pm

            caldina is a wagon duh..not a compact mpv

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      • shogun on Sep 15, 2017 at 2:06 pm

        Wish should compete with stream, not shuttle. Shuttle only run with 1.5ltr engine, which is rival for Grand Livina, Avanza, or even Exora & Ertiga

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  • Based on civic but center armrest design is so much better than civic.

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  • Kakimoto on Sep 15, 2017 at 11:30 am

    3rd world DRB honda is out of touch w 1st world Honda.

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  • KenJi on Sep 15, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Get ur fact right sir. This is jazz wagon. The price cud not be more than 1 brv.

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  • Lawson on Sep 16, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    The new 1.5litre DOHC atkinson engine residing in all honda hybrids is rated at 110hp@6000rpm. So it is not far off from normal i vtec 1.5litre engine rated at 118hp@6600rpm. Good if Paul or Honda can get out the technicals detials on this engine. Atkinson cycle thermal effciency is 10% higher than otto cycle. So i am suspecting that at above 4000RPM honda deploy i vtec to switch it to Otto cycle.

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