Making its regional debut here in Malaysia is none other than the red hot FK8 Honda Civic Type R Mugen Concept. As the name suggests, the souped up hot hatch is still in the concept stage and is not available as an aftermarket kit just yet. So, what’s in store?

Essentially, the Mugen Concept is by and large a styling kit, comprising a more aggressive front bumper with raised fins on the lower lip, carbon-fibre radiator grille with Mugen badge, 20-inch dual-tone multispoke wheels, more prominent side skirts and carbon-fibre side mirror caps.

Over to the back, the standard rear spoiler and aero fins are retained, although the tail lights and rear bumper have been completely replaced by new Mugen units. Other changes include red sports bucket seats, leather-wrapped gear knob and steering wheel dressed in carbon-fibre trim.

The primary idea is to showcase the car as a trial platform for aesthetic enhancements, and there’s no mention of mechanical changes as yet. This means the Type R’s 2.0 litre VTEC Turbo mill in the Japanese example should be putting out the usual 320 PS and 400 Nm. Do you like the way it looks, though?