It turns out the Mugen really is fast. Just yesterday we got our first official look at the JDM version of the all new Honda Fit. In both Hybrid and minty-fresh RS trim, the Japanese Fit is more complexly surfaced and angular than in any of the previous generations. Mugen has apparently been working with the new Fit body for a while, as the tuning house has just released some images and information about parts for the new hatchback.

Suddenly the original Honda styling seems somewhat restrained.

Mugen has crafted body kit parts to work with both the Hybrid and RS models, right from go. Though detailed information is still a little sparse, we're told that parts include: two types of front spoilers, a bumper and a chin spoiler, side skirts, and a carbon fiber rear wing (for the RS).

In terms of functional accessories, a sport exhaust, upgraded brake pads and a new slinky set of Mugen wheels are all up for grabs. "Semi-bucket" and "full-bucket" racing seats can also be had, as can a gauge cluster for water temperature, oil temperature and oil pressure. Read the full Mugen press release, below.
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Announcement of MUGEN parts for New "FIT"

MUGEN (M-TEC Co., Ltd. Shin Nagaosa, president) (hereinafter called MUGEN) will introduce MUGEN parts for the new model FIT, which Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is due to announce and start selling from Septemper 6th (Fri), through Honda Cars and MUGEN shops all over Japan.

MUGEN has already been developing design, functions, and product lineups of various kinds for the first and second edition of "FIT" which have been satisfying those who buy the "FIT" as a primary-use car, as well as the customers who drive their "FIT" at circuits. Now, with this announcement we would like to propose various kinds of newly developed parts for everyone under the concept "Premium Smart Sports".

First of all, we will be offering two types of front spoilers; a full aero bumper, and an under spoiler type, available based on customer preference. In addition there will be the option to choose the front under spoiler and the side spoiler in either single body color or two-toned with body color and matte black. An upper rear wing finished in Carbon is also available for the RS/S Package giving an even more sporty impression.

A range of functional parts, consisting of a sports silencer, sports suspension, and upgraded brake pads are lined-up. A new aluminum wheel, MUGEN "MD8" wheel has been developed exclusively for the new "FIT" range, to be offered in addition to the two other styles of wheel-rims already available. To complement the above, other MUGEN items such as a wide-angled blue colored Hydrophilic LED mirror, semi-bucket "MS-Z"seats, the "MS-R"full-bucket seat, assist meters equipped with water-temperature, oil-temperature, and oil pressure gauges oriented for sports driving, sports mats, and ventilated visors are all available to enhance the driving experience, and all designed to help customers create their own personalised "MUGEN FIT."

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      • 1 Year Ago
      This just got ignored by a Honda fan. I have to say, though, body kits are popular in Japanese compacts since their dense urban environments and ridiculous highway speed limits don't really let you use your horsepower. Same in Hong Kong where I've lived before; 100 km/h with most highways and other open roads blanketed in speed cameras. JDM compacts with body kits are the order of the day.
        • 1 Year Ago
        I have to disagree, the body kit looks very solid, and factory. The style, the ground clearance is all on point. If It had a spunky 180hp engine, it would give the Fiesta ST a run for its money.
      • 1 Year Ago
      .......minus the motor. But if they ever did offer a motor upgrade, it will be so expensive, nobody will be able to afford it, no dealer would be able to install it "properly", and it will most definitely void warranty.
      • 1 Year Ago
      OMG that is hideous! It' looks like they got their inspiration from an insect.
      Dr Zoidberg
      • 1 Year Ago
      What. A. Mess.
      • 1 Year Ago
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have a 2nd gen Fit and feel the new one is just overdone, even in stock form. Mugen just makes it worse. And just when I started thinking the Japanese had begun to understand styling restraint. Glad I bought the one I did.
      • 1 Year Ago
      factory rice
      The Wasp
      • 1 Year Ago
      Zakk McKracken
      • 1 Year Ago
      What were they thinking?
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ugly little pig with plastics everywhere.
      • 1 Year Ago
      the whole JDM look is getting more polarizing. If you look at companies like Tommykaira they epitomize how "busy" the designs have become. Their influence from Gundam and other manga influenced robots is destroying good taste.
      Mohammed Smith
      • 1 Year Ago
      Really, really ugly!
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