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Honda’s Fit-based crossover, the Vezel, has just gone on sale in Japan and now the automaker is showcasing aftermarket potential at the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon. Continue Reading...
Honda has released a preview of customized vehicles heading to this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, including a wild Mugen-tuned version of its new Fit-based crossover. Continue Reading...
Now that the 2015 Fit has officially debuted Japan, it was only a matter of time before Honda introduced its Mugen line of accessories for the sub-compact. Continue Reading...
Like the 2012 SEMA Show in America, the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon was packed with Toyota and Subaru’s latest sports car. But that’s not to say that there weren’t plenty of other attractions on the Makuhari Messe Convention Center show floor. Coming in 10th on our list of Top 10 Cars of the 2013 Tokyo… Continue Reading...
Though America will never see the likes of the Honda N-One, automotive enthusiasts got a look at what the Japanese automaker’s newest addition to its kei car lineup can look like with some modifications. Continue Reading...
Honda and Mugen are heading to next year’s Tokyo Auto Salon with a full arsenal of customized vehicles, including a new Mugen CR-V design study and an S2000 Modulo Climax concept. Continue Reading...
Last month, Mugen teased us with its upcoming Honda CR-Z RZ model that will be limited to just 300 vehicles. Now, the Japanese tuner has pulled the covers off its latest CR-Z offering, showing off a supercharged powerplant with 156-hp and 136 lb-ft of torque. Continue Reading...
Mugen has teased its new Honda CR-Z RZ model, which will make its official debut later this month according to the Honda-tuner’s website. Continue Reading...
With Honda having just announced details of its new CR-Z racing program in partnership with Mugen, video of the car’s first shakedown test has gone public. Continue Reading...
Earlier this year, Honda announced it would enter a CR-Z race car to compete in Japan’s Super GT Series, and now the hybrid is set to make its race debut at the upcoming Round 4 Sugo GT on July 28-29, 2012. Continue Reading...
It appears as though Honda won’t let Toyota hog the spotlight in the GT300 class of the Super GT racing series. Joining the Prius Hybrid race car will be a Honda CR-Z developed with M-TEC Co., Ltd. and will be campaigned by Team Mugen. The hybrid racer won’t, however, be competing until Round 4 of… Continue Reading...
With the launch of the CR-Z, Honda wanted to emphasize that hybrids can in fact be sporty, now the automaker is continuing to promote the idea in its home market with the Honda Sports & Eco Program. Essentially an amateur racing series it lets drivers compete using spec CR-Zs (outfitted with Mugen wheels and an… Continue Reading...
Even though it was originally reported that Mugen’s supercharged Honda CR-Z would never see production, it looks like Toyota‘s introduction of the GT 86 and Subaru‘s BRZ might have changed Honda’s mind just a little bit. Mugen Euro and Honda confirmed that their supercharged 197-hp CR-Z will see the light of day with an estimated… Continue Reading...
Back in 2010, Mugen introduced its first version of the current generation Honda Civic Type-R with just a limited production of 20 units. And perhaps because they still have four of them left over, Mugen Euro decided to go back to the drawing board, finding new ways to entice owners to scoop up this version… Continue Reading...
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Mugen’s hot CR-Z RR Concept, but more photos have been released and there’s no reason not to share. Unfortunately, there are still no plans to releasing any of the parts or the vehicle and this version of Honda‘s sporty hybrid will remain a show car. Produced by M-TEC… Continue Reading...
Honda‘s Japan-only Honda Fit Shuttle just got a whole lot more exciting and sporty thanks to Honda’s cohorts at Mugen. The Fit Shuttle is taller and longer than the Honda Fit we’re used to here in North America, making it more practical but arguably not as appealing to hip youngsters. Fortunately Mugen’s rendition of Honda’s… Continue Reading...
Japanese tuner, Takero’s, is currently developing some aerodynamic pieces for the Honda Fit under its RS label, potentially offering a more affordable alternative to Mugen. The company’s demo car, however, shows the best of both worlds, with Takero’s body parts mixed in with Mugen’s. Most notably is there front bumper replacement, which is a less… Continue Reading...
It’s been quite a while since Mugen and Honda had this much buzz surrounding a car. And while some are still rolling their eyes at the thought of a modified hybrid, Mugen is definitely poised to prove that you can have your cake and eat it too, finally announcing full specs of its supercharged CR-Z…. Continue Reading...
Mugen Euro is looking to build off its success in developing a supercharged Honda CR-Z hybrid by spicing up the Honda Jazz (Fit in America). And while Mugen of Japan has already released several styling accessories for the Honda Jazz, Mugen Euro is looking to increase its performance and make it a much more exciting… Continue Reading...
Mugen’s European division will launch a version of the Honda CR-Z sport hybrid at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with significantly more ‘sport’. According to Mugen Euro, the car will use the same 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine and Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system, offering more horsepower and torque. Also included in the package will be… Continue Reading...
The Ariel Atom is one of the most pure driving machines on the planet. It has no doors or windows or roof. It’s essentially an exoskeleton shell with all its moving parts exposed to the elements, including the driver. Since it has very few parts, it is very light and that makes for an incredible… Continue Reading...
Knowing that they potentially have a huge hit on their hands, Honda has really leveraged this year’s SEMA show to hand some of the aftermarket’s most brilliant minds their new CR-Z. Eibach Springs is one of these companies, and having received the car in July, they went straight to work researching and developing new products… Continue Reading...
Like here in North American, Mugen parts have long been available to hard-core Honda fans through tuner shops and online resources. But Honda fanboys in the United Kingdom can now get those same parts right from their local Honda dealer. That’s right, eight Honda dealers have just signed on to officially sell Mugen parts for… Continue Reading...