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Mugen Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery

Honda says its new CR-Z hybrid hatchback is supposed to hearken back to the days of its sporty little CRX, so it's anything but surprising that Mugen, the Japanese automaker's tuning company of choise, is showing off its package of accessories for the model ahead of its official sale date. Sadly, none of the bits or pieces will make the car much faster... but at least the CR-Z can look like a proper hot hatchback, right?

Included in the kit are the expected updates to the front and rear fascias, side skirts and an all-conquering roof-mounted wing that looks as if it could serve double-duty as a picnic table at your next tailgating session. There's also a new grille with optional LED lamps, triangular rear exhaust tips, and at least five different alloy wheel options. And we'd be remiss if we didn't at least mention the carbon fiber license plate holder.

Inside you'll find an aluminum gearshift knob, a three-gauge central cluster, floor mats and, wait for it... a carbon fiber rear-view mirror cover. Fortunately, there are a few extras that will improve the car's driving dynamics somewhat, including a cat-back exhaust system, upgraded springs and shocks and a full set of brake pads. Perhaps those pieces will restore enough performance to offset the added weight of the bodykit? See for yourself in our high-res gallery below.

[Source: Mugen]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      There just has to be a Type R version that hasn't been announced yet. I mean who in their right mind would make a car as slow as the announced CR-Z look like that?

      I mean there is already a thin line between rice and race and there is NO doubt what side of the line a car that looks like that and runs a 18.00 in the 1/4 is on.
      • 5 Years Ago
      airhead. visually appealing, substantially lacking, pity, i like the rear wing treatment.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They should have called it the "Honda Mugen Pad: now, with wings!" Does this mean the car is more absorbent at night?
        • 5 Years Ago
        ...and it still does 0-60 in 10 seconds flat! bam! boom! bang!

        FYI Mugan...
        HP > body kits

        give it a k20 or leave it alone deutchers
        • 5 Years Ago
        Official Honda Modulo Access(ories) offer a better set of things to waste money on...

        its too bad tho that Mugen has to compete with offering TRIM parts for new hondas, instead of RACE parts.

        • 5 Years Ago
        I would love to drive this car.....if I was still in high school. Seeing as that I am not still in my teens, owning one would come with a lot of embarrassment and shame.

        Can you imagine pulling up in front of a grown woman's house to pick her up on a date? You might as well wear a baseball cap backwards on your head if you do, cause no one is gettin laid on that night.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They can keep the wing, but I love the bodykit. Looks ready for a K20 swap!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I had the first blue CRX 1.5 on the east coast, and then traded it in on a black pearl 86 CRX Si so I have a soft spot for these cars.

        This thing looks like a really cool baby stroller or shopping cart.
        • 5 Years Ago

        I thought the 15hp was due to the Mugen license plate frame.

        This is one of those cars that adds 5hp at 5000rpm but ends up being the same at redline.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This kit adds 15hp.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This car gets more pathetic by the day. Silly wings like that might appeal to someone stuck in the late 90's but this just brings Mugen and Honda down another notch (and there's not many left).

        They might sell a lot of Civics and CRV's still but Honda is now clearly in serious decline.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see a bone stock 88' CRX DX beat a 10' CR-Z
        • 5 Years Ago
        I still would offer Honda money to buy and empty shell of a cr-z and throw in the k20 and beef up all the components and show Honda how they should have built the car in the first place. But we cant really say what the performance of the Mugen edition will perform like because we dont know if it has any upgrades I am thinking they could run a higher powered electric motor maybe? even a higher performance of the 1.5? But I agree with you on the fact I would love to see a CRX do circles around the CR-Z, there is nothing like a light weight late 80's early to mid 90's Japanese car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They spit shined a turd...but it is still a turd.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "but at least the CR-Z can look like a proper hot hatchback, right?"

      definition of a RICER. What a joke.

      You have the Mugen White Rice edition and the Mugen Red Rice edition.
        • 5 Years Ago
        ROTFLMAO.. yeah you're totally right.

        Even the most hardcore Honda dude, who has a k20 swap in his CRX, is probably thinking 'good lord, this cramps my style'
        • 5 Years Ago
        And in ten to twelve years, they can roll out the brown rice addition.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Lol, +1 Sean! This thing is ridiculous. Mugen does make some good cars but their riced out cars are just a joke.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can Mugen remove the hybrid drivetrain for me? And put in like an RSX type-s engine? They can keep all the other accessories that serve no purpose and clutter up everything.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i'll take mine with the hybrid delete accessory package! thanks!
      • 5 Years Ago

      Fixing up a old CRX would be an upgrade to this, but they really were death traps. I had one. Ins was high and it was due to drivers getting hurt really bad in them.

      Geez Honda, just make the old one safe, resale it instead of this confused cyborg that doesn't know if its a hot hatch or a econobox or a ricer.
      • 5 Years Ago
      First, yesterday's Prius body kit announcement and now this. It probably won't be much longer before we start seeing kits for Honda's Insight
      • 5 Years Ago
      Soon to be release MUGEN Performance POWAH!

      Mugen CRZ Rear Wing - $500 + 50HP >>>>>>>>> Ready to fly
      Mugen CRZ Radiator cap - $50 + 20HP
      Mugen CRZ Reservoir Cover - $50 + 15HP
      Mugen CRZ MT Engine treatment - $90 +50HP
      Mugen CRZ Fan Switch $90 + 25HP
      Mugen CRZ License plate frame $50 + 10HP

      NEW PRODUCT! Mugen HONDA Kaboom switch - FREE! + 500HP Instant!

      • 5 Years Ago
      I've owned and loved Hondas...up to now. Honda design has turned awful. They used to have some of the nicest, cleanest and sharpest looking cars (I presently own a gen-5 Prelude), but they become caricatures of good taste and - in the case of the CRZ - downright horrid looking. Like another commentor said on another blog, the 'new' Honda is Hyundai . . . and I think he's right. Park and 2010 Accord coupe next to a 2010 Genesis coupe and the Honda looks like melted plastic. For my money (and I'm looking for a replacement for my Prelude) the Genesis will be the choice(!).
      • 5 Years Ago
      If the price for the purchase/installation of HFP upgrades are any indication of what to expect, the only substantial improvement will be the list of cars antagonists will say one could've had for similar money.
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