• Feb 6, 2009
Click on the image above for a high-res gallery of the Mugen-accessorized 2010 Honda Insight

It might seem like an odd pairing at first, but we're sure Honda's Mugen accessorized Insight hybrid will find a few buyers in its home market of Japan. Included in the exterior body kit are a sports grille and lip spoiler up front, a set of ground effects for each side, a reworked from fascia and huge wing out back along with optional window visors. Inside, a full set of sports mats is available along with a drilled aluminum set of pedals.

There isn't much to speak of underhood besides a high performance oil filter (seriously?) and lubricants, but there is a sport silencer kit complete with a triangular tip. The best bits, though, are definitely in the handling department, with two sets of alloy wheels in either 15- or 16-inch sizes joining a sports suspension package that includes a new set of springs and dampers that reduce ride height by 20 millimeters. So far, there's been no indication that any of these accessories will make it Stateside, but there's always eBay.

[Source: Mugen]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      So Mugen now riced out the Insight as well?

      Just kidding lol.

      They should offer a hypermiling kit. Install the CMBS setup and adaptive cruise control that lets you follow behind a large truck 2.5m behind and detect the following vehicle's speed would be a good start. Then there should be automatic tire pressure adjusting system that when you are on a highway it automatically inflates it to optimal pressure. As well as torque limiters that accelerates to 60km/h in 15 seconds. That would be a win.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not available in Oregon.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can a VOLT SS be far behind
      • 5 Years Ago
      The grille is lame, but aside from that, I admit it actually looks pretty good. Still, I doubt this will pressure TRD to make parts for the Prius.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yup, most aren't going to care for it (myself included, I like the non tarted up ricer version) but honda will sell these bits because they're branded Mugen and enjoy the higher return they provide. If there wasn't a rabid, boba fed, truck hatted market for these sorts of things, Honda would have to look towards other methods for increasing margin in this economy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love it! looks like some kinda of spaceship!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I lol-ed
      • 5 Years Ago
      See, you can be green and still look super cool. I think all Prius owners should follow and at least tint their windows.
        • 5 Years Ago
        LOL @ Rev
        • 5 Years Ago
        • 5 Years Ago
        If that's supercool then Honda owners are exactly as retarded as I give them credit for. I think next Mugen should make "sporty" ketchup and mayonnaise for McDonald's restaurants next. Just to make the food that much faster.

        The only good thing is I doubt this car buzzes like most other "sporty" Hondas. My ears will be forever grateful. But just wait until VTEC kicks in, yo!

        Not a big Prius fan but Toyota's hybrid just went up a couple notches on the cool scale...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well it says Mugen recommends a tire size of 185/55-16, which is the OEM JDM tire size (same as Fit 16") and that the wheel is light weight. Mugen generally makes wheels that are about 25% lighter than a Honda wheel of equivalent size. Also on the site there is a whole section entitled "Airflow." It shows the improved airflow around each and every one of the Mugen parts, including that big spoiler and even the muffler. There is also a graph showing the improved aero performance here:
      http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_qmwdM_8Ln-Q/SYrVb4HKqxI/AAAAAAAAFAk/U3VongIafGo/s1600-h/Mugen+Insight+Zero+Lift.jpg

      Mugen is one of very few aftermarket companies that use a full scale wind tunnel to test their parts. Combined with the lowering springs, this car could reduce drag by nearly 10% over the stock Insight.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks fine minus the wing. It's typical Japanese style to add accessories to everything, leave'em alone. I always thought it's cool how even their vans such as Toyota Previa has a bodykit on it, makes American vans look dull.

      Repeat after me, "it's ok to be all show and no go".
      • 5 Years Ago
      instead of having ridiculous 'performance' accessories, they should have mods that encourage hypermiling.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's not bad except for the wing, which I consider completely counterproductive on a high-fuel economy hybrid.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow. Boy. Gee. What a challenging design. No doubt it took quite a bit of imagination to come up with that......Look!!! It's the slickest bar of soap with wheels ever!!!! Yawn.......

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