• Oct 22, 2007
click above image to view more pics of the Mugen Honda Fit

There's usually less than a week between the time a new vehicle is introduced by Honda and Mugen debuts its own hotted up version. Such is the case with the 2008 Honda Fit, also known as the Jazz in other markets, including Japan. The 2008 Fit was revealed by Honda last Thursday, and not four days later do we have the Mugen version. The splash page on Mugen's website is of course in Japanese, so we found out the details elsewhere and can tell you that Mugen will be offering two body kits for the Fit. The RS body kit (shown above) will be aggressive, or at least more so than the L/G Aero kit, and both will include new front and rear bumpers, side skirts, a roof spoiler and chrome exhaust tip. Other accessories like alloy wheels, aluminum pedals, different gauges, a sports exhaust, stiffer suspension and the like will also be available. No word on any force fed assistance for the Fit's little 1.5L powerplant, but we'll keep you posted if we hear anything.

[Source: Mugen via Carscoop]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      If you havent seen it here you go~. The new Fit TV Commercial thats been airing from about 2-3 days ago. Click on the lower left links that show "30" for 30 sec commercial thats been airing and "60" for 60-sec Dinosaur FIT commercial.

      http://www.honda.co.jp/Fit/fit-gallery/index.html

      • 7 Years Ago
      terrible

      take it off, can't look at it any more
        • 7 Years Ago
        Does it have to have a Ford emblem on the front to make you like it?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Now this is cool. I love the Fit. I test drove one of the '07s and it was a blast. Sure, it's no "sports car", but it was fun for blastin' around town and dealing with city traffic. Parking is too easy with a car this small as well. I think this one's looks are way better than the '07.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Don''t forget the mugen civic RR, mugen got a extra 15BHP out op the K20.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "No word on any force fed assistance for the Fit's little 1.5L powerplant, but we'll keep you posted if we hear anything."

      Not likely, Mugen doesn't do any modifcations that take away from Honda's proven reliability. Sport Compact Car had an article on them not too long ago and the only engine mods the Mugen cars had were things like Header, exhaust, oil cap, and air filter.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I've seen some pretty nasty Mugen race cars, with completely built engines, but as far as street cars, they don't want to make a car less reliable, so most of their stuff past bolt ons costs a crap-load because it's so good and reliable.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I still don't understnad why Honda is putting 13" wheels on the Fit. They may be 15" but it would have been a more successful 'look' with at least 17" wheels. Those tiny bicycle wheels harken back to the 80s.
        • 7 Years Ago
        17" benefits:
        Look cooler.
        Handle better at limits.

        15" benefits:
        Better fuel economy.
        Much cheaper replacement tires.
        Smoother ride.

        Pick your poison, but unless it is a real sports car, the 15" benefit list is much more important.
        • 7 Years Ago
        you have to think about turning them, and fuel economy issues with heavier wheels, etc... I'm sure Honda has their reasons, plus a 17" wheel with any tire would be too big for this car, I think the 15s or whatever size they are look fine, and it probably performs better than a 17 on there as well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I want an angry bumble bee to drive around!! Very cool little car, this one will probably do just a well as the original US-market Fit.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So... they made it look like a JDM Toyota Estima?
      • 7 Years Ago
      The headlights are so huge, they run up near the A-pillars and look ridiculous. It reminds me of the last version of the Lexus ES350 with the headlights, (think nostrils), that were pulled up towards the fender as if somebody had grabbed its nostrils and pulled them back as far as possible. The side profile of the new Fit is fine though.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I thought I was the only one who distastes the new headlights. Other than that, I like the redesign, I'd trade my '07 Fit for this. Our [the US] version will of course probably have larger front and rear bumpers. The Mugen headlights also look like they have those fake HID's on it, the color and brightness don't look right to me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      actually, it is called the Fit in Japan as well.
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Still an ugly turd.
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