Honda has rejigged its model line-up in India and has discontinued two cars – the Civic and the CR-V. However, the brand is working to bring new models to take on the competitors in the Indian market. Honda HR-V is one of the upcoming models from the Japanese automobile giant. While Honda is still working to launch the mid-size SUV to take on the Creta, Mugen has unveiled a new kit for the car.
Only two months after Honda unveiled its upcoming mid-size SUV or crossover as all the vehicles in the segment should be called, Mugen has unveiled the performance kit for the car. It is not an extreme makeover compared to the stock version of the HR-V but it does put some highlights on the HR-V.
Mugen wanted to keep it simple and that is why only a few changes have been made. In the kit, Mugen has added a new front to the HR-V and has made it much more aggressive-looking. The car also gets side skirts and the rear of the vehicle also gets a much more aggressive-looking bumper. The front grille and headlamp attachments are also new. Other than these, there is a new rear bumper decal, tailgate spoiler, roof-mounted spoiler and new side-mirror covers.
The total cost of the kit is 596,000 yen or about Rs 4.15 lakh. The cost of the larger rear wing will add another Rs 88,000 while there is an option for sports silence and bigger 18-inch wheels too. On the inside, Mugen offers red coloured flooring, trunk mats and there is an option for a two-tone cabin too. There is no engine tweaks or power upgrades with this kit.
Honda HR-V for India
Honda revealed the all-new HR-V for the international markets earlier this year. The new design of the HR-V makes it very sporty and attractive. It gets a coupe-shaped roof design similar to the Porsche Cayenne. The all-new HR-V will come with a long list of features too.
The dashboard layout is similar to Honda City. It gets a floating-type infotainment system in the middle and high-quality material all around. The car will come with a wireless mobile charger, semi-digital instrument cluster, multi-function steering wheel, push-button start/stop, automatic climate control system, leather seats, sunroof and more.
Honda will offer GPS-based services and telematics with the all-new HR-V too. Just like the Honda Civic gets Alexa support, the HR-V will come with similar features. It will allow the owners to remotely track the vehicle and even operate its features remotely.
Honda will offer both petrol and diesel engine options with the all-new HR-V. The engine options will remain similar to the Honda City. There will be a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 121 PS and peak torque of 145 Nm. It will come with a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-stepped CVT. The diesel variants will get the 1.5-litre engine that generates a maximum power of 100 PS and a peak torque of 200 Nm. It will only get a six-speed manual. However, Honda offers a CVT with the Amaze diesel and we may get to see it with the HR-V too.