Japan – Honda Vezel Mugen Performance Edition revealed
Anjan Ravi, I'm a true-blooded petrolhead. Hope you enjoy our news stories, launch coverages, motorshow coverages and test drive reports.
Honda’s tuning arm, Mugen, have showcased what they can do with the Vezel which was launched in the Japanese market today.
The compact crossover now gets a full body kit with bumper spoilers, aggressively-styled air intakes, side skirts and rear spoiler. The 17-inch wheels are replaced by larger 18-inch ‘motif’ wheels designed by Mugen. There are also seven wheel designs to choose from.
Mugen takes customization very seriously and up until the minute detail. Accessories such as carbon rear view mirror cover (for the inside mirror) and carbon-aluminium spherically-shaped gearlever are examples of that. The tuning house will also offer a high-performance brake fluid and high-pressure radiator cap to go along these.
Speaking of performance, the Vezel can be specced with high-performance Mugen touring brake pads, sports suspension and a titanium exhaust system.
These performance additions do come at quite a cost mind you. The body kit is priced in the Indian equivalent of 2 lakhs, the sports suspension at INR 1.15 lakhs, the exhaust at INR 61,000 and the carbon mirror cover INR 6,800.
The Vezel is launched in Japan with two engine options to choose from – a 1.5-liter gasoline engine, and a 1.5-liter hybrid engine.
The Mugen tuned Vezel is available to pre-order from December 20 in Japan.