Honda recently unveiled the new Honda HR-V (Vezel in Japan), which will be available in select European and other markets in the near future. For the American market, the company is also developing a new-looking HR-V. The SUV has yet to arrive in India, but media reports say that a hybrid version will be available in 2022. Honda, on the other hand, has yet to make an official statement on the subject.
Mugen Motorsports has unveiled a long list of aftermarket accessories designed to enhance the new HR appearance. V’s Mugen Motorsports, for those who don’t know, is an aftermarket engine tuner and part maker. Mugen creates body kits and performance exhaust systems for Honda vehicles. The stock HR-V looks sportier with Mugen accessories.
Mugen-sourced grille and headlamp attachments, side and rear lower body extensions, roof-integrated spoiler, tailgate spoiler, rear bumper decal, and ORVM covers are all included in the new Honda HR styling. V’s 596,200 yen will be spent on the accessories (Approx Rs 4.13 lakh). Mugen is offering a new air filter and a custom exhaust system to improve performance. Race cars provided the inspiration for the exhaust system.
The exhaust system will set you back 126,500 yen (Approx INR 88,000). Mugen also offers custom 18-inch alloys with a dual-tone finish for 50,600 yen (Approx INR 35,000). In addition, users can purchase tunk mats and red floors. Mugen is also offering customers a custom paint job that gives the new HR-V a new dual-tone scheme. New front grille garnishes, spoiler extensions, and side skirt garnishes can also be added.
A hybrid powertrain is available for the Honda HR-V, which includes a 1.5-liter iMMD (intelligent-Multi Mode Drive) petrol engine, a compact, powerful electric motor, a lithium-ion battery, and a fixed-gear transmission. A total power output of 109PS is provided by the hybrid system. It is estimated to have a fuel efficiency of 26.7 kilometers per gallon.
A 1.5-liter i-VTEC naturally aspirated engine with 121bhp and 145Nm of torque is also included in the Japanese-spec edition. A CVT automatic transmission can send power to the front wheels.