Honda has launched a lightly facelifted version of the Fit Shuttle which is still based on the previous-gen Fit/Jazz, even though the new model was revealed last month.

Honda has launched a lightly facelifted version of the Fit Shuttle which is still based on the previous-gen Fit/Jazz, even though the new model was revealed last month.

The compact MPV has received a new front bumper and grille, as well as new choices of alloys and hubcaps. There's also a "Smart Selection" grade for the hybrid version that comes with heated front seats and a partial leather interior featuring orange stitching on the steering wheel, gear lever and seats.

Just as before, the base model is powered by a 4-cylinder, 1.5-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine delivering 120 bhp (89 kW), while the hybrid makes use of a 1.3-liter gasoline mill working together with a CVT and a 13 bhp (10 kW) electric motor.

Already on sale in Japan, the 2014 Honda Fit Shuttle starts at 1.64M yen (16,600 USD) and tops out at 1.99M yen (20,200 USD).

Gallery: 2014 Honda Fit Shuttle facelift revealed