Honda Civic HFP Concept
Working with its in-house aftermarket parts supplier Honda Factory Performance (HFP), American Honda company displayed an import tuner style-enhanced version of its popular Civic 4-door that not only offers improved handling but does so without compromising fuel economy.
The most striking element of the Civic HFP Concept is its aero-enhanced exterior, which features a body kit that includes a new front bumper, side skirts and rear fascia, the latter looking especially bold with its rear decklid-hugging spoiler that looks just like a scaled-down version of the rear wing on a contemporary Formula 1 car. Custom paint and an HFP performance exhaust system help round out the new look.
Also raided from the HFP parts bin are brand-new high-performance suspension bits and new lightweight alloy wheels. In another nod to Formula 1 style, the car has drag-reducing aerodynamic wheel covers.
The interior is almost complete untouched, save for a pair of attractive front bucket seats that are lighter than the stock ones.
2009 Honda Fit Sport with Mugen Accessories
While the Honda Civic HFP Concept makes use of bits developed in the U.S. by American Honda, this hopped-up 5-door Fit is fitted with a slew of parts from Honda Motor Company's aftermarket parts firm in Japan, Mugen.
A more developed car than the Civic HFP, this Mugen-enhanced Fit has a short-shift kit and an interior with a Mugen-badged shift knob, and a cool rearview mirror cover. The exterior has several Mugen badges, a new grille and front spoiler, along with side and rear body kits. Further bits include a Mugen-badged alloy oil cap and slick-looking 16-in. Mugen alloy wheels with a black metal finish.
Best of all, the Fit's Mugen parts and accessories will be available at U.S. dealerships soon, as parts and dealer-installed accessories.