Mugen’s Take On The Base Civic Hatch Is Subtle Yet Still Stands Out

Along with the RC20GT Honda Type R study we showed you earlier today, Mugen also brought a sporty Civic hatchback prototype to the 2018 Tokyo Motor Show to showcase a multitude of exterior and interior parts.

According to the Japanese tuner, there should be a sense of unity and power to the Civic, even in non Type-R form, and if you look close at this prototype, you’ll see what they mean.

Starting with the front end, there’s a carbon fiber grille garnish, and a bumper garnish, which match up with the custom spoiler lip. Along the sides there’s a set of custom skirts, while the rear features an under-spoiler, dual exhaust tips and a wing spoiler.

The wheels boast a two-tone black mirror paint finish and measure 19″ in size. Mugen states that the recommended tire size is 235/35R19.

There are also multiple color variations to choose from for the body work, such as Frame Red, White Orchid, Crystal Black, Luna Silver and Brilliant Sporty Blue.

Inside, there’s a new engine starter switch, sports mats and custom scuff plates, featuring the tuner’s name and logo.

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  • LWOAP

    I really like Mugen’s work but this goes to show that you simply can’t fix all the ugly that’s on the current Civic.

    Edit: I forgot to mention, this thing is still fucking ugly. Maybe they’ll have better luck with the Accord because Mugen clearly made it worse.

    • AEE91

      lol at the rims.

  • SO THEY ADDED EVEN MORE CRAP TO THE BODY. IF THIS CAR GETS ANY UGLIER…

  • Bo Hanan

    Honda (Acura) needs to invite Americans and ADULTS- to its new model focus groups.
    And I do realize this is a Mugen Special. I’m more concerned with the starting point.

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      Why? Aren’t Americans adults as well? :s

      • Bo Hanan

        You need to read my comment again and clearly, not all Americans are adults.

        • Obsequious Lickspittle

          Yes some in high office clearly are not.😀

          • Bo Hanan

            Every country has an idiot-in-chief.

          • Obsequious Lickspittle

            Yes but some have taken it to a higher plane. The genius of stability, shall we say?

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Ehh…

  • UhhHuhh

    lol..wtf

  • Pedro Junceiro

    I actually like the car in base form, but these Mugen mods… God, what were they thinking?!

  • Honda NSX-R

    Those wheels and exhaust tips don’t belong on a Civic.

  • SteersUright

    Mugen was such an awesome and respected name once, now its been so diluted it means nothing more than a tarted up body kit. Honda needs a real performance brand like Nismo (also diluted sadly), M, AMG, etc.

    • Like many semi-official tuner, Mugen has turn to nothing more than cosmetic parts seller since their heyday in 90s.

      Interestingly Honda never has official performance division since RSC in 1970s. (Mugen is independent, but they do receive blessing from Honda).

  • So basically, a Type-R for mature, most likely older owner?