Japanese tuner Mugen has introduced it can attend the 2023 Tokyo Auto Salon with a tricked-out model of the latest-generation Honda Civic Sort R. Photos of the new hatchback have but to be launched as the revealing will not happen till January when TAS is scheduled to happen. Within the meantime, we do get to see one of many different custom-made automobiles heading to Japan’s equal of SEMA. It is based mostly on the ZR-V, primarily North America’s HR-V.
Though the JDM-spec Honda ZR-V is obtainable with a turbocharged 1.5-liter gasoline engine and a 2.0-liter hybrid each making lower than 200 horsepower, Mugen fitted the crossover with a quad exhaust system. It has additionally gained a peculiar tailgate-mounted spoiler flanking the Honda badge, together with black decals operating alongside the underside of the doorways and tailgate.
Additionally coming to Europe in 2023, the ZR-V for TAS could have black add-on items on the corners of the rear bumper in addition to on the roof spoiler. Mugen made the facet skirts beefier and redesigned the grille and bumper with the intention of giving the entrance fascia a sportier look. Customized wheels and black facet mirror caps with aero fins spherical off the tweaks.
The blue Honda badge and e:HEV brand on the bottom-right nook of the tailgate point out Mugen will likely be bringing the hybrid model of the ZR-V to the present. The hatchback and crossover will share the highlight with a few race automobiles that took half within the Japan Tremendous Components Championship this yr.
TAS will happen between January 13 and 15 on the Makuhari Messe conference heart in Chiba, the capital metropolis of Chiba Prefecture.
Except for the Mugen Civic Sort R, one other efficiency automotive we’re anxious to see at TAS is the Nismo-prepped Fairlady Z Personalized Version.