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Mugen Goes Extra Wild with New Vezel Concept at Tokyo Auto Salon


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Honda's in-house tuner Mugen brought not one, but two modified versions of the new Vezel small SUV to the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon that kicked off on Friday. The first one is the production tune that we've already seen and which is offered for sale (third photo in the gallery) in Japan, while the second model is wearing a conceptualized aero kit.

It's Mugen Time for New Honda Vezel Small Crossover


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As a subsidiary of Honda, Mugen doesn't have to wait at all before it releases its goods for the Japanese automaker's cars. In fact, Mugen comes out with a complete range of aftermarkets products at the same time that Honda begins sales of a new model, which is the case for the Vezel.

New JDM 2014 Honda Odyssey Worked Out by Mugen [48 Photos & Video]


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Factory tuning house Mugen has turned out its take on the newly released JDM 2014 Honda Odyssey minivan with the release of a number of parts (mainly) for the styling and to a lesser extent, performance aspects of the car.

New Honda Fit and Fit Hybrid Receive Mugen's Stamp of Approval


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We had the opportunity to catch a fuzzy look at Mugen's goods for the new generation of the Honda Fit (called Jazz in Europe) through a leaked brochure shot last month, but now the real deal is out with the official release of the Japanese tuner's catalogue for both the regular and hybrid variants of the car.

Honda's official tuning partner has developed a bevy of styling and to a lesser extent, performance parts as well, most of which are common between the two Fit models.

Leaked Catalogue Page Allegedly Reveals Mugen-Prepped Honda Fit


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While the Ford Fiesta ST, Renault Clio RS and Peugeot 208 GTi don't have anything to worry about a Mugen-prepped version of the newly-revealed Honda Fit as the company's offerings are mainly focused on the styling aspect of the tune, these purportedly official scans from the brand’s online catalogue show that the sub-compact model will soon be able to be upgraded with an assortment of goods.

Mugen's New Package for Honda Civic Sedan is Only for Asian Markets


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If you're all set with the performance aspect of your Civic sedan (be that because it’s already tuned or you just don't care about sprint times and how well it corners), but are looking to spice up its appearance, Honda's tuning partner Mugen has released a new assortment of goods for the ninth generation model sold in Asian markets outside of Japan.

New Honda Accord Hybrid Lightly Tuned by Mugen


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The new Honda Accord Hybrid won't go on sale in the States until October, but it's already available in Japan where the carmaker's official tuning arm Mugen has presented a selection of goods to customize the sedan's appearance and to some extent, improve handling.

Mugen Details New Honda CR-V Design Study, Could Enter Production


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Typically, with the presentation of a mainstream Honda model, the brand's tuning partner Mugen instantly comes out with its own package of goods, but in the case of the fourth-generation CR-V that was introduced in late 2011, that never happened.

This might change if Mugen decides to create a production version of its prototype CR-V Design Study that was unwrapped at this week's Tokyo Auto Salon.

First Photos of Mugen's New Honda CR-V Design Study


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Among the many new customized vehicles being prepared by Honda for a world premiere at the Tokyo Auto Salon in mid-January, is the Mugen CR-V Design Study, which was announced, but not included, in the automaker's teaser photo gallery that we shared with you earlier today.

To satisfy our curiosity, we snooped around and found two photos of the Mugen-fettled concept that will most likely lead to a production model sometime next year.

Honda Gets Super Busy for 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon with a Barrage of Concepts and Tuned Models


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Honda will be unleashing a host of new production and prototype vehicles and motorcycles at Japan's largest aftermarket event, the Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 that runs from January 11 to Sunday, January 13, 2013.

The first car that caught our attention is the S2000 Modulo Climax study of Honda's roadster model that ceased production in 2009.

It's featured in a Candy Red paint and sports a newly designed front end with a chrome brace-like strip, a new rear bumper and a series of other customizations both inside and out.

As one of its newest model series, the "N" family of mini cars that includes the tall, van-like N BOX and N BOX + models and the retro-inspired N ONE hatch, will be under the spotlight, with Honda to display the cars dressed in both production and concept parts from the likes of its in-house tuners, Modulo and Mugen.

Mugen Butches Up Honda's New and Cute N-One Mini


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Well, that was fast. No sooner did Honda launch its new N-One city car in its home market of Japan than the firm's longtime tuning affiliate Mugen release a host of styling and performance accessories for the retro-flavored mini.

The list of available components starts with the N-One's exterior for which Mugen offers a body kit comprising a front bumper with or without LED daytime running lights and a lip spoiler, carbon fiber license surrounds and mirror caps, side skirts and trims, window spoilers, a rear apron with a diffuser and a roof wing.

Mugen Launches Production Version of Supercharged Honda CR-Z RZ [19 Photos]


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Something tells us that what Mugen has prepared is what Honda fans wanted the CR-Z to be from the beginning.

Over the past year or so, Honda's official tuning arm presented several concepts of a faster CR-Z and this is the final production model.

The car's official moniker is the 'Honda CR-Z MUGEN RZ' of which only 300 examples will be built and sold by Mugen exclusively in Japan, starting from November 26, with prices to be announced.

At the heart of the RZ lies a modified version of the stock model's IMA Hybrid powerplant that places a supercharger to the 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine to lift its output to 154hp (156PS) and 185Nm (136 lb-ft).

Honda Mugen CR-Z GT with Twin-Turbo V6 is the One You'd Like but Can't Have


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Truth to be said, the lukewarm reception of the reborn CR-Z has much to do with its puny 122hp hybrid powertrain – in comparison, the second-generation CR-X from the late 1980s came with 150 ponies that also had to move a lot less weight.

In stark contrast to the production CR-Z that employs the use of a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid-electric system, Honda and its racing partner Mugen have come up with a far more interesting powertrain for the competition model that will run in the GT300 class of Japan's SUPER GT Series.

Honda to Race New European Civic Hatch with 1.6-liter Turbo in the WTCC


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Honda is getting ready to put on its racing suit for the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), in which it will participate with the new European Civic hatchback.

“We have made a decision to enter into the WTCC with the European Civic," said Honda CEO, Takanobu Ito, on the announcement. "We will develop a totally new engine for this project and we are all excited about starting this new challenge."

The Japanese automaker revealed that its Research and Development division will design a bespoke 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder racing engine with direct-injection in accordance with FIA’s Super 2000 regulations.

Honda UK Confirms Production of Supercharged CR-Z iCF by MUGEN with 173HP and 0-62mph in 6.1"


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As we rightfully suspected when Honda revealed the Mugen CR-Z RR Study at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 earlier in the summer, the Japanese carmaker confirmed a production version of its hotted-up hybrid sport hatch that will go on sale in Britain next spring.

And for those of you wondering, unfortunately, Honda has no plans to offer the car in other markets – at least for the time being.

The production model is named CR-Z iCF and it has been developed in partnership with Mugen's European arm. At the heart of the car lies a modified version of the CR-Z's 1.5-liter hybrid powertrain that gains a supercharger, a new induction system and a reprogrammed ECU.

Honda Bids Farewell to Current Civic with a 260HP Mugen-Tuned Type R 2.2 Special


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With the world premiere of the all-new European Civic hatchback at the Frankfurt Motor Show right around the corner, Honda decided to bid farewell to the outgoing model with the development of a hardcore version of the limited run Type R Mugen that may be offered to the public.

Confused? Allows us to explain. Last year, in collaboration with its in-house tuning division Mugen, Honda built 20 examples of the Civic Type R Mugen that features an uprated 2.0-liter K20 four-cylinder engine producing 240-horsepower. Of the 20 cars built, four remain unsold.

Honda Mugen CR-Z RR Study: New Photos


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Here's a new set of photos of the Honda CR-Z Mugen RR competition study that made its debut alongside the more production ready CR-Z Mugen Concept at the beginning of July in the Moving Motor Show area at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

While the CR-Z Mugen was designed and built by "MUGEN EURO" based in the UK, the more hardcore RR model is the work of the firm's Japanese division.

Video: Honda’s CR-Z Mugen Special Driven by Fifth Gear


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A few weeks ago at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Honda unveiled a concept study of the hybrid CR-Z prepared by Mugen’s European division.

The fettled CR-Z retained the regular model’s mechanical hardware including the IMA electric motor and the 1.5-liter gasoline engine, but the upgraded internals and the addition of a supercharger increased its performance by more than 50% over the normal model, to 200+ horsepower and 215 Nm (158.6 lb/ft).

Mugen Attempts to Make the Honda Fit Shuttle Look Cool and Sporty


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When the people over at Honda’s tuning partner Mugen aren’t working on more interesting and unique projects like the Civic Type R and even the CR-Z, they are usually kept busy with the brand’s more mundane vehicles such as the newly introduced Fit Shuttle.

The Japan market only Fit Shuttle is a slightly taller, longer and more practical version of the Fit (also marketed as the Jazz in certain countries) which itself is a tall five-door subcompact model.

Race-Prepped Honda Mugen CR-Z RR Concept Ready for Track Action


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The almost production ready Honda Mugen CR-Z Concept wasn’t the only product from the Japanese automaker’s in-house tuning company to debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Along with the street-legal CR-Z Concept Mugen also brought along a competition version bearing the ‘RR’ moniker. The conceptual Mugen CR-Z RR sports a more dynamic aero package comprising of bespoke parts such as the wider front and rear bumpers with air-vents, side skirts, a rear diffuser and larger rear wing.