• Oct 12, 2006
Some of us have bemoaned the new styling of the Honda CR-V, which is why it's no surprise that the aftermarket has already stepped up to address our concerns. When you think of Honda tuning, you should think of Mugen (if you play Gran Turismo at all), and it's no surprise this Japanese tuning house is the first one to try and beat the ugly out of the new CR-V. Mugen today announced a whole catalogue of aftermarket appearance parts for the new CR-V that includes a front spoiler with integrated day/night lamps, a sports grille, a lower rear spoiler that integrates dual, center-mounted exhaust tips (!), a wing spoiler (pass, too much) and Mugen 19-inch TT wheels. The total effect is shocking and surely even more polarizing than an unadorned CR-V, but the consensus around the Autoblog office is positive. Now if Mugen could just fix that D-pillar we'd be happy.

More pictures can be found after the jump.

[Source: Mugen via CarScoop]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      #7 I couldn't agree with you more. The Japanese and Koreans designs are fusing into one. Funny I thought the Koreans wanted to be anything but.
      • 8 Years Ago
      How can you guys say that looks better? Those window shade things are straight out of the '80's off of Dodge Diplomats from Broward County!! What's a matter with you all? There is NOTHING tastesful at all here! It's just junk for cheesy people with no class or taste! The same people who spend $400 on rust-coating and $200 for door edge guards on a new car. TOY crap! Other than that, it's great. ; )
      • 8 Years Ago
      I agree, this takes a Honda product and "cleans it up" by morphing it into a Hyundai. The REALLY stupid part? Mugen parts are outrageously expensive, so adding this package to a CR-V would probably add about $10,000 (just a casual guess) to the price of a CR-V. For that kind of money, you could do a much better job, yourself, with aftermarket parts available elsewhere.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, buck-tooth betty looks a little better now :-)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Great looking little SUV, why doesn't Honda make cars like this out of the box.
      • 8 Years Ago
      better than stock, and this white color photos they have shown seem to make the car less UGLY
      • 8 Years Ago
      The driving lights should be integrated into the gaping maw of a second grille under the headlights.

      Putting driving lights at ground level is pretty bad design. Functionality wise and style wise.
      9 LEDs, maybe those are the DRLs.
      • 8 Years Ago
      And you can get it in automatic!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      LED fog lights, fricking useless.
      • 8 Years Ago
      You know what is ugly? The rear of the new Acura RDX. Saw one on my drive to work. Dear god is it fugly.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #7 If you look at pic 2 you will notice the Honda emblem.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think the current stock CR-V definitely looks better than the older model, but this could be a kickin' R version... although it seems a little silly to have an R version of the CR-V... ah well... good mod, though...
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