Back in August of this year, Honda revealed the 2023 Jazz RS. Not only did the hatchback get a sportier look, but it also received some mild updates both inside and out. While there’s little to no chance of the Jazz making a comeback in the Philippines (the City Hatch has since become its successor), there’s still a massive cult following for the revered hatchback.
And just like forbidden fruit, Honda has just given the Jazz a more aggressive look that we only wish the Philippine market receives. Thanks to Mugen, the hatchback now looks like a Jazz Type R that Honda never made.
Using the sporty Jazz RS as a base, Mugen worked its magic by giving it a distinct body kit that includes body-colored bumper extensions complete with a red stripe under the center air intake and on the grille itself. It also gets carbon fiber side mirror caps, a carbon fiber grille extension, a more aggressive front splitter with faux side air intakes, a wider diffuser, and a bigger rear wing.
For the non-RS models (finished in Red), Mugen also provided the lesser variants of the Jazz a special kit albeit sporting a slightly different look. It comes with a more prominent grille, different front and rear bumper designs, a unique rear wing, carbon-style mirror caps, an altered splitter with faux side intakes for the front bumper, and a taller rear wing compared to the one on the RS. Last but not least, both Mugen kits come with a special set of alloy wheels.
What’s the price for the Mugen body kit upgrade? Be prepared to pay a pretty penny as the front bumper with side sill extensions for the RS will set you back JPY 236,500 (PHP 95,344) while the non-RS bumper and sill pack is priced at JPY 198,000 (PHP 79,822).
Add another JPY 73,700 (PHP 29,711) if you want the rear wing while the wheels will set buyers back JPY 53,900 (PHP 21,729). Throw in the carbon side mirrors at JPY 44,200 (PHP 17,817), the decals at JPY 24,200 (PHP 9,755), the floor mats and window visors at JPY 57,200 (PHP 23,058), and the scuff plates at JPY 91,300 (PHP 36,805), and the Mugen kit is asking a very premium price.
If you do happen to get a brand new 2023 Jazz, would you actually get the Mugen kit to make the already sporty hatchback look even more aggressive? Let us know in the comments.