When it comes to Honda tuners, Mugen isn’t as closely associated as the in-house Honda Access (which develops dealer-fitted accessories under the Modulo brand), but it still has a strong connection to the mothership. So it makes sense that the Asaka team were one of the first to develop parts for the new Honda Civic Hatchback, which goes on sale in Japan next month.
Before the catalog went live on September 3 (along with the car itself, in fact), the company previewed its new components designed around the concept of “Dynamic & Sports”. These include a front splitter, side skirts, rear gaiters and a tailgate spoiler, all finished in gloss black to provide a subtly sporty look. You will also be able to purchase a set of 18-inch forged alloy rims and mufflers with dual tailpipes.
Then there are a few slightly cheesy accessories, like a mock carbon fiber grille insert (filled with the tricolor Mugen logo), rear door graphics, black mirror appliques with aerodynamic spoilers, and ‘vented door visors. Supposed to keep the outside air, uh, out. “Sport” mats will also be made available.
No mechanical changes have been announced so far. In Japan, the Civic will only be available with the 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine, producing 182 hp and 240 Nm of torque. The transmission is transmitted to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox or CVT.
GALLERY: 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback, Japanese Specification