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Honda Fit Shuttle Web Preview Released 7
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, compact, Fit Shuttle, honda, hybrid, MPV, vehicle on 02 7th, 2011

The web-preview of the new Honda Fit Shuttle has been released and the model is to be unveiled in the Japanese markets soon. Honda has extended the five-door hatchback subcompact car into a compact MPV that features a center-tank layout packaging arrangement.

This design will provide more interior and luggage space in the compact body of the vehicle.

The new Fit Shuttle will be available in Japan with a similar engine lineup to the hatchback version including a conventional 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and a hybrid variant that features the compact and lightweight IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) system.

It will be the first wagon-type hybrid model in its class and the company is planning to launch the vehicle during this March. We don’t have any words about the vehicle’s availability in the world market. Do have a look at the leaked magazine scans that we have added with this post.


Via: Worldcarfans

BMW Front-drive Upcoming Models: More Details Out 6
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, BMW, BMW X-model, compact, Compactive Sport Gran Tourer, Family Activity Sports Tourer, Ford C-Max, Upcoming Events, VW Touran on 01 6th, 2011

The outline for 3 new BMW upcoming front-wheel drive models is out. The manufacturer is expected to market these in the next few years. The new front-wheel drive range, as mentioned in the site is likely to be a Compact, a Compactive Sport Gran Tourer and a Family Activity Sports Tourer. This will mark a new segment or series of the company.

The Compact model will be a hatchback, as speculated earlier. The Compactive Sport Gran Tourer will be in the form of a minivan.

It is expected to become a premium alternative to the popular volume models such as the Ford C-Max and VW Touran.

The Family Activity Sports Tourer, as the name suggests, will be a larger crossover-like vehicle for families.

It is more likely to be a cross auto between a mid-sized minivan and a BMW X-model along with a higher seating position. This will be a brand new addition in the BMW X-model segment. Well, no further details are available yet.

(Via WCF)