Honda Shuttle for Sale in Nigeria
The Honda Shuttle was a late comer in the MPV class and was introduced by Honda Motors in 1995 and is available in six and seven seat versions. While the concept for the Honda Shuttle originated in Japan, where the economic crisis had put constraints on the size of vehicles, the Honda Shuttle was very successful and was introduced to the European market. The resulting compact MPV received a welcoming response from consumers not only in Europe, but worldwide. Initially sold as the Honda Odyssey before its name was changed to the Honda Shuttle for the European market, the production of the Honda Shuttle was discontinued to give room to a bigger and more accommodating vehicle, which is known as the Honda Odyssey. A large number of Honda Shuttle vehicles were imported into Nigeria during 1995-2000 production years, which ensures that the supply of the vehicle is close to unlimited. A number of surviving models of the Honda Shuttle are also imported into Nigeria from foreign countries, and both the foreign and Nigerian used versions are available all across Nigeria. If you are in the market for a Honda Shuttle in Nigeria, the fastest way to go about it would be through Nigeria’s leading online premium vehicle marketplace, Carmudi where a good number of vehicle dealers put up their vehicles up for sale to buyers in the Nigerian automobile market.
What to know when Buying Honda Shuttle
Performance and Specifications of Honda Shuttle
The Honda Shuttle is offered in four trim levels: ES, LS, LS Executive and ES Executive. All trims are available in front wheel drive configuration and powered by a 3.5 liter 24-valve SOHC VTEC engine with multi-point fuel injection system, producing a maximum output of 210 hp and 229 lb/ft of torque. The engine is mated with a four speed automatic transmission with a final drive ratio of 3.94. The EPA estimated fuel economy of the Honda Shuttle is 18/25 mpg city/highway, while it has a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds.
How is the design of Honda Shuttle
The Honda Shuttle has a car like front design and high roof as compared to other MPVs. The front features multi-reflector halogen headlights with automatic on/off and with the 5-mph impact-absorbing body-coloured bumpers which help reduce the impact of a collision and protect the occupants. The side mirrors are also body coloured and electrically retractable while the dual sliding doors provide easy access to the rear seats. A roof rack adds to the overall look and gives extra room for luggage. A rear privacy glass is also available while rear window washer ensures clear visibility to the driver in the rear view mirror.
The Honda Shuttle interior is surprisingly spacious and reminds us one of the roomy cabins of a private jet. The wide captain’s chairs in front and second rows of the six seat version add to this feel. The seven seat versions have a comfortable seat bench in the second row and the front row seats are placed high giving a commanding view of the road. The dual zone climate control air conditioning system maintains a pleasant temperature for all on board and for more comfort, the driver enjoys an eight way power adjustable seat. The fully adjustable steering also features steering wheel mounted audio controls. Other amenities available on the Honda Shuttle include; Driver's and Front Passenger's Illuminated Vanity Mirrors, front-row seatback pockets, cargo area light, rear window defroster with timer, Homelink remote system, AM/FM Stereo with CD player and six speakers, and Satellite linked Navigation System.
What are the standout features of the Honda Shuttle?
The main highlights of the Honda Shuttle are its safety and security features which are rare in its class. Some of the distinguishing characteristics include Rear View Camera with Trailer Hitch Assist, SOS Post Crash Alert, Backup Alarm, Electric Windshield Defroster and Heated Side Mirrors. (MID) keep you informed about different driving dynamics.
The Honda Shuttle goes further to outshine its rivals with its comprehensive and high-end suite of standard features rarely available in other MPVs. Some of the distinguishing features available in the 2000 Honda Shuttle model include impact absorbing bumpers, rear window washer and defroster with timer, steering wheel mounted audio controls and Satellite linked navigation system.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Honda Shuttle in Nigeria
Because there are no brand new Honda Shuttle MPVs, people rely on the foreign used (Tokunbo) and Nig used (Registered) Honda Shuttles. With used vehicles, it is very important to have a trusted automobile mechanic verify that the vehicle is in very proper road useable condition before it is purchased.
The Best Honda Shuttle year to Buy
With one generation of the Honda Shuttle manufactured, we would say that the 2000 Honda Shuttle is the best year to purchase. However, other Honda Shuttle MPVs manufactured within that time period also present an excellent drive and quality.
Honda Shuttle Price in Nigeria
As at the time the Honda Shuttle was released and was produced, it had an expensive price tag, but now people would be pleased to know that they can purchase a Foreign Used (Tokunbo) and Nigerian used Honda Shuttle in the Nigerian automobile market within a reasonable price range.
- 1995 Honda Shuttle – 2000 Honda Shuttle: ₦850,000 – ₦1,000,000
Overall Remarks of Honda Shuttle
The Honda Shuttle is a strong candidate for a family car, as it is a practical and reliable vehicle which gave its rivals a tough competition during its production years. Unlike many MPVs which drive more like a minivan, the Shuttle has the drive quality of an executive saloon. Even after all these years, the station wagon is competing closely with Ford Galaxy, Mitsubishi Space Wagon, Volkswagen Sharan and Renault Escape in the Nigerian vehicle market.