Honda’s in-house tuner Mugen announced a new range of upgrade parts for the new CR-Z for the UK market, including aerodynamic body kits, engine tuning components, suspension, braking and interior upgrades. This package is called the ‘Hybrid Advanced Sports’ and at least in terms styling really improves the car. We hope they also upgrade the engine just as well!
Based at Asaka, Saitama, Japan, Mugen was established in 1973 with the goal of racing Honda engined vehicles. It has enjoyed numerous successes in Japanese Super GT and single seaters and was an F1 engine supplier between 1992 and 2000. Starting 1984, Mugen activities diversified into aftermarket tuning and parts supply specifically for Honda road cars. The company’s close commercial relationship with Honda was demonstrated in the Mugen RR – a fully modified Civic Type R FD2 which was made available for sale through Honda dealerships. Limited to a production run of 300 units, the cars sold out in under 10 minutes. In addition, at the Tokyo Auto Salon Mugen proudly exhibited concept cars based on the NSX, Civic and new Accord models and looks forward to its next chapter of success with the FN2 based Honda Civic Type-R Mugen.