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no you can t buy the civic type r mugen concept

No, you can’t buy the Civic Type-R Mugen concept

Yes, you can sit in it at the Malaysia Autoshow but don’t touch the gear knob

Dinesh Appavu Photo

Dinesh Appavu

11 Apr 2019

Every boy racer will have their hearts either skipping a beat or working overtime to pump blood into the phallic region when they lay eyes on the Honda Civic Type-R Mugen concept. It’ll be on display together with a handful of other models at Hall A of the Malaysia Autoshow happening until 14 April 2019 at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS).

Besides the Civic Type-R Mugen that’s been stealing all the attention, Honda also brought out the CR-V Mugen concept, Jazz Mugen, BR-V Special Edition and HR-V RS. You’ll also be able to get up close and personal with the standard range of cars from them.

This marks the first time the Civic Type-R Mugen is displayed in southeast Asia but how exactly is it different from the garden variety Civic Type-R? Well not by much actually. It’s mostly cosmetic with a catchy paint job called Carnival Red because any time behind the wheel with this car is definitely a party.

A total of 12 items make up the Mugen part of this. On the exterior, that comprises the:
- carbon grille garnish
- front lip spoiler
- rear under spoiler
- side garnish
- LED taillight
- 20-inch wheels
- wheel nut set
- Mugen body stickers

For the interior, less is more as Mugen just adds in:
- sports steering wheel
- leather shift knob
- sports mat
- scuff plate

Visitors can also experience Honda’s advanced technologies such the Honda Sensing with the Honda Sensing Cart built to mimic the functions in the actual vehicles. A virtual reality sensory experience is on hand to get a feel of what it’s like driving Honda vehicles without actually getting behind the wheel of it.