The Honda ZR-V, which is what the North American Honda HR-V is called in Japan, China, and Europe, will soon be getting a makeover by Mugen. The Japanese tuner teased the upgrades with a single photo showing the modified SUV.
After increasing the brightness of the dark teaser we can see the Mugen parts that are fitted on the exterior of the Honda ZR-V. At the front, the tuner added an aluminum-style treatment on the lower part of the bumper, which appears to be more prominent while mirroring the design of the stock ZR-V.
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The profile has been upgraded with a new set of larger-diameter alloy wheels. We can also see the side sill extensions that feature an aluminum finish, plus the door visors which are a quite common option among Japanese tuners. The rear end is not visible but we expect similar bumper extensions and a larger rear spoiler.
Mugen said that the upgrades follow the “Emotional Urban Sports” theme, targeting ZR-V owners who focus on styling and driving performance. Therefore, the tuning kit might also include mechanical upgrades. Mugen has launched a new exhaust system and a “Performance Damper” kit for the Honda Civic, so something similar could be offered for the ZR-V.
We will learn more about the modifications when Mugen reveals the whole package in the coming weeks. The tuner will start taking orders for the Honda ZR-V parts on April 21, 2023. For those who can’t wait, Honda is already offering accessories for the SUV, even though those are making it look more adventurous rather than sporty.