2022 Honda Civic Hatchback – Mugen parts previewed

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback – Mugen parts previewed

When it comes to Honda tuners, Mugen isn’t quite as closely associated as the in-house Honda Access (which develops dealer-fitted accessories under the Modulo brand), but it still holds some strong ties with the mothership. It makes sense, then, that the Asaka outfit has been one of the first to develop parts for the new Honda Civic Hatchback, which will go on sale in Japan next month.

Ahead of the catalogue going live on September 3 (the same time as the car itself, actually), the company has previewed its new components designed around the concept of “Dynamic & Sports”. These include a front splitter, side skirts, rear spats and tailgate spoiler, all finished in gloss black to provide a subtly sporty look. You’ll also be able to purchase a set of 18-inch forged alloy wheels and mufflers with twin tailpipes.

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback – Mugen parts previewed

Then there are a few slightly naff accessories, such as a fake carbon fibre grille garnish (replete with the tricolour Mugen logo), rear door graphics, black door mirror appliqués with aero fins and “ventilating” door visors that are supposed to keep the outside air, um, out. Some “sport” mats will also be made available.

No changes to the mechanicals have been announced so far. In Japan, the Civic will only be available with the 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo engine, producing 182 PS and 240 Nm of torque. Drive is sent to the front wheels through either a six-speed manual gearbox or a CVT.

GALLERY: 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback, Japanese spec

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Jonathan Lee

After trying to pursue a career in product design, Jonathan Lee decided to make the sideways jump into the world of car journalism instead. He therefore appreciates the aesthetic appeal of a car, but for him, the driving experience is still second to none.



  • Ollie on Aug 11, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    Hatchbacks got no market here.

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  • nazri on Aug 11, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    Malaysia market….will arrive in 2023

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  • george nosta on Aug 11, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    if the door handles design concept applies like what BMW does to thier new G42 2 series coupe – a pull up Proton Wira Style.

    then it will be a complete 1990s sedan reborn.
    while it does feels abit Audi, but also the old Audi from 1990s, also quite Proton Wira/Perdana feels.

    nostalgic design.

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  • Ben Yap on Aug 12, 2021 at 10:24 am

    hatchback Honda Civic won’t sell well here in Malaysia.

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  • the driver on Aug 12, 2021 at 11:39 am

    I love hatchbacks. Makes no sense dragging a boot when families are smaller and then worse, driving the extra useless space around

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  • hazri on Aug 12, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    ya hatchback dont sell well here, i suggest honda just sell bodykit to make civic sedan look like civic hatchback type r. no need ahbeng.

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  • Bangkok on Aug 12, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Why thais prefer the hatch over the sedan everywhere in Thailand u see civic FK hatch and now this again the sedan is much nicer

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  • albag on Aug 13, 2021 at 9:05 am

    the front looks much eye pleasing with the long “eyebrow” across the face, compare to the original looks as launched with Thailand and Singapore

    hope Mugen can release this bodykits for sedan version

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