• Nov 2, 2010
2011 Honda CR-Z Mugen – Click above for high-res image gallery

Heads up, CR-Z fans: Honda has announced that the company will be releasing a mere 300 Mugen accessory kits for the Japanese sport hybrid. The ultra-rare bodywork includes bits like a completely revised front fascia with an altered grille design, a massive rear spoiler and flashy 17-inch rollers. Under the hood things stay nearly completely stock, though Honda has swapped the blasé plastic oil filler cap with a billet aluminum piece. Astounding, we know.

But all of that pales in comparison to the interior work. Along with a new shift knob, Honda has installed "sport mats." We aren't entirely sure what makes a floor mat sporty, but we'll take their word for it.

The body kits will be available in all five CR-Z colors. So far, there's no word on how much the kits will cost, but we can't imagine they'll go cheap. Hit the jump for the full press blast.



Photos copyright ©2010 Zach Bowman / AOL

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MUGEN accessory kit to be offered for CR-Z as Honda Performance Development debuts two CR-Z concept cars

11/02/2010 - LAS VEGAS

Twelve modified 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupes are featured prominently in the Honda booth at the 2010 SEMA Show, which opens today. As the first available sport hybrid, the CR-Z demonstrates new opportunities for vehicle personalization among the import tuner community. Several significant vehicles are being unveiled at the show, including a 2011 CR-Z equipped with MUGEN* accessories, the Honda Performance Development, Inc. (HPD) CR-Z Hybrid R Concept, the HPD CR-Z Racer and several vehicles equipped with Honda Genuine Accessories.

"With the CR-Z sport hybrid coupe, drivers can achieve the great efficiency of a hybrid car without giving up the fun that many demand from a sporty car," said Bruce Smith, vice president of Parts Operations for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "The combination of greener practicality with style and fun makes this vehicle a perfect fit for young, environmentally conscious buyers looking to further personalize their cars."

A 2011 CR-Z equipped with MUGEN accessories is also being revealed, and Honda announced that in the spring of 2011, it will begin sales of a limited-edition MUGEN accessory kit for the vehicle. Limited to only 300 complete kits, the package includes: a full MUGEN body kit; a front grille; a rear wing spoiler; 17-inch "XJ" aluminum wheels; sport mats; a unique black aluminum shift knob and a billet aluminum oil-filler cap. Further, after purchase, each owner will receive a unique serial-number plaque designating each kit as one of 300 available. All of the painted parts will come color-matched to each of the five available CR-Z colors. Pricing details will be made available closer to the on-sale date.

Also unveiled today were two concept vehicles from HPD: the CR-Z Hybrid R Concept and the HPD CR-Z Racer. Though neither vehicle is intended for sale, HPD, Honda's North American racing company, was determined to demonstrate the potential of the CR-Z for both street and racing performance. Both vehicles share many performance enhancements, with the CR-Z Hybrid R Concept highlighting Honda-designed street styling and the HPD CR-Z Racer opting for serious racing capability. To demonstrate that capability, HPD will campaign two HPD CR-Z Racers at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race in December. HPD enhancements to both cars include: a turbocharger and upgraded IMA™ hybrid system, resulting in an estimated combined 200 horsepower and 175 lb-ft. of torque; performance clutch; limited-slip differential; 'circuit-tuned' suspension; upgraded brakes and aerodynamic components.

Two vehicles were on display to demonstrate currently available Honda Genuine Accessories. For the CR-Z, Honda displayed a vehicle equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels; side, front lip and tailgate spoilers; a rear diffuser; an illuminated door-sill trim and an interior armrest. Additionally, a 2010 Accord Coupe equipped with dealer-installed Honda Factory Performance™ (HFP™) components melded a distinctive, custom appearance with an enhanced level of handling performance. All Honda Genuine Accessories offer the same 3-year/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty as the rest of the vehicle, when installed at the time of new vehicle purchase, and are engineered to be fully compatible with each Honda vehicle.
On display as a demonstration concept only, the Accord Crosstour HFP Concept features 19-inch HFP wheels; a full HFP body kit and front grille; a prototype lowered HFP sport suspension; color-matched door handles and special black-out door sash trim.

Reaching out to the import community, Honda invited six independent vehicle tuners to build and display their CR-Z hybrid concepts at the SEMA Show. Tuners were asked to push the limits to improve fuel economy and performance with their builds, and the vehicles on display show the variety of directions in which a personalized sport hybrid can go. Beyond this group, both the Los Angeles Auto Show and Honda Tuning Magazine displayed their CR-Z special project cars in the Honda booth.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Stupid.

      ....

      That's all that needs to be said.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's it???
      • 4 Years Ago
      wooooooooooooo.... I hope Spoon put a K20 engine on it jeje
      • 4 Years Ago
      Absurd.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thanks Honda. You really know how to ruin everything. It's kinda funny when we have a Prius Performance, but when you dilute Mugen and Si, you really depress me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Heads up, CR-Z fans"

      Are there any? : /
        • 4 Years Ago
        Apparently 600 units were purchased in August and for some reason 1200 units found homes in Sept.
      • 4 Years Ago
      >

      Honda is officially asleep at the wheel! Recalls, quality issues, lawsuits, and lack of consumer interest... INCOMING!

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      rjander03
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yeah, because the car needed a bodykit and not a k20. Great job Mugen.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Slightly off topic, but I still find the commercial they show for this car hilarious. The shot I am talking about is when the camera is on the speedo, and it goes from 20-22mph in like 2 seconds.

      Way to accentuate the "sport" in "sport hybrid" there Honda.
      • 4 Years Ago
      LOL, talk about bias on Autoblog.

      Compare and contrast the glowing review given to the nasty Snota
      http://www.autoblog.com/2010/11/01/sema-2010-rides-magazine-lays-its-hand-on-the-hyundai-so/

      I would bet money, if this same CR-Z had a crooked H in the grill, all of a sudden posters would be proclaiming this is the most beautiful car ever created.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think the CRZ *looks* awesome.

        The fail is really the motor and price. It's not efficient to be a "real" hybrid. It's not "sporty" enough to be sporty. The Fit is almost as "sporty", has more room, gets almost the same MPG, seats more people, and costs less.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, the CR-Z actually just sucks.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Probably because the Sonata has nearly 150% more horsepower with only a 20% penalty in fuel economy. I think this is a fine looking car, but I think it takes a lot of gall on Honda's part to refer to this car as "sporty."

        Honda is no longer the innovative automaker it once was.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Please tell me you are kidding in calling the Sonata "sporty". The boring Sonata is probably the only car less sporty than a vanilla Camry. In fact, is any sedan less sporty?
        • 4 Years Ago
        That car actually has the powertrain to back up the sporty looks. That's the big difference. Mugen is nothing more than a ricer package. Body kit, aluminum oil cap, floor mats. All show and no go. It's been the Mugen way for the past few years, hasn't it? So terrible.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think the second picture in the gallery above was taken when this hideous excuse for a "sport" car looked at itself in a mirror and its jaw hit the floor, eyes wide open in ghastly horror...

      I find the CR-Z unattractive anyway. This version fell out of the ugly tree and hit every single branch on the way down!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Please threw up inside your Accent and dont clean up your carfor a month.
      The CR-Z is a Handsome car, Gorgeus , is the car that the aftemarket world need.
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