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Honda Philippines unveils 2014 City Mugen edition

Team OD  /
25 Apr 2014 18:50:51 IST

On April 23, Honda Cars Philippines world premiered the new City Mugen edition. The car will be launched in Philippines in the third quarter of 2014.

While the initial launch will only feature cosmetic changes, Honda says that interior, suspension and engine upgrades will follow soon.

Kazuhide Yasui,the director of Mugen division, said thatoutside Japan, Philippines is the biggest market for Mugen products and that the relationship between Mugen and Honda Philippines is growing.

Honda-City-Mugen-croppedThe car features only cosmetic changes but Honda says after the initial launch, interior, suspension and engine upgrades will follow

Honda-City-Mugen-2-croppedThe car comes in Taffeta White, same as last year's City which was a limited run of 20 units

The car comes in taffeta white colour, same as last year's City Mugen which was a limited run of 20 units. The car features the traditional Mugen tri-colour (red, gold and black) along the left-rear C-pillar and the right-front A-pillar and across the top of the front windshield.

It also gets a black front grill with the Mugen logo instead of Honda's, 17-inch eight-spoke alloy wheels finished in black, a boot-lip spoiler, and full body skirts with door mirrors finished in carbon fibre. The car will mostly be launched in a limited number just like its predecessor but the number hasn't been specified yet. Honda says that after the launch, the car will be available in other countries also. So here's to hoping that this car finds its way to India soon since the third quarter isn't that far away.

Honda City Mugen edition 2014 press release


Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda's automobile business unit in partnership with M-TEC Co. Ltd, known for its MUGEN accessories debuted the All New City MUGEN Prototype during the launch of the All New Honda City in Pasay last April 22. The new sleek cross motion form exterior styling of the All New City is a breakthrough among conventional sedan styling that unifies sleek and dynamic forms creating a sense of stunning sporty profile. And to further enhance the All New City's style, HCPI in a joint project with M-TEC Co. Ltd., equipped the All New City MUGEN Prototype model with front sports grille, front under spoiler, side spoiler, rear under spoiler aerodynamic parts and 17-inch aluminium wheels. Exclusively designed for car enthusiasts who appreciate enhanced premium dynamic styling to complement spirited driving performance, the All New City with factory-installed MUGEN accessories will be available for retail by the third quarter of the year through HCPI's authorized dealerships and will eventually be available to other countries. When HCPI first introduced factory installed MUGEN accessories to the market in 2011, it has gained wide market acceptance enabling HCPI to be the number one MUGEN products distributor outside the Japan market. MUGEN, which is a Japanese word for infinite, designs and manufactures racing engines and premium aftermarket parts under the strong partnership with Honda. MUGEN has a strong racing heritage and has gained international recognition from its Super GT and Formula One background, to name a few. It also specializes in tuning engines and developing customized parts exclusively for Honda products since the mid 1980s.
  

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