Friday, April 12, 2019

This is a Slightly Better Looking Honda Civic Type R Mugen


Remember the Honda Civic Type R, yes, the one with the face only Honda fanboys could love? Well, thankfully there’s a more tasteful Mugen treatment for Honda’s hot hatch and it’s the one with the best possibility of being offered locally as an aftermarket treatment.

Showcased at the Malaysia Autoshow 2019, the Civic Type R joins the CR-V and Jazz in getting the Mugen treatment at our ASEAN neighbor. In this guise, the Civic Type R Mugen comes decked out with 12 special Mugen for both the exterior and interior:
  • Carbon fiber grille garnish
  • Front lip spoiler
  • Side garnish
  • LED tail lamp
  • 20-inch wheel
  • MUGEN body sticker
  • Wheel nut set
  • Sports steering wheel
  • Leather shift knob
  • Sports mat
  • Scuff plate

Despite the lack of photos (Honda Malaysia only provided these), it is worth noting that the Honda badge is conspicuously missing at the back. Perhaps it was nicked during the show itself

Mechanically, the Civic Type R Mugen Concept remains unchanged so it still has a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine making 310 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. The concept showcased comes decked in a Carnival Red (?) shade and Honda says is “engineered to deliver the most rewarding drive in the hot hatch segment.”

Interestingly, Honda Malaysia did say they have close to 620 Civic Type Rs on the road, 200 of them are from the latest FK8 series.

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