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Honda New Zealand Celebrates Civic Type R sales reaching 200 with MUGEN Equipped Special Edition

 

• Since launching in New Zealand, 200 Civic Type R’s have been sold, making it a class leader both in performance and sales volume. • MUGEN – Honda motorsport & styling specialists supply parts to enhance the character of Type R • New Zealand market exclusive with 10 units available. Starting from $64,990

AUCKLAND, March 2020 – To celebrate Kiwis’ love of Honda’s Hot Hatch – the Civic Type R – Honda New Zealand is launching a MUGEN Equipped Special Edition. Supporting enthusiasts being the goal, MUGEN’s full catalogue will be available for purchase*, with parts being packaged together to give buyers the flexibility to create the MUGEN spec they prefer.

 

In late 2017 the first Civic Type R to be sold new in New Zealand was launched. Since then over 200 have been sold, making it one of the the best sellers in the class and proving its sales performance is as strong as its on track performance.

 

“Kiwis have shown they are still passionate about the joy of driving. The 5th Generation Type R, although solely offered with a manual transmission, has been a sales success, thanks to its perfect balance of Honda’s sporty, yet practical DNA.” says Matt Woodburn, Marketing & Product Manager at Honda New Zealand.

 

MUGEN, which means ‘Without Limits’, is well known by Honda enthusiasts for their racing and parts production heritage. MUGEN was started by the son of Mr Soichiro Honda, in 1973 and has become hugely successful in motorsport internationally. Highlights include powering Formula 1 victories along with numerous other 2 & 4 wheel championships. Honda New Zealand has been a proud supplier of MUGEN parts and equipped models to Kiwis for over 15 years.

 

MUGEN equipped Type Rs start from $64,990 – including the Front Underspoiler, Side Underspoilers, Rear Underspoiler & Carbon Fibre / FRP Tailgate Spoiler with MUGEN emblem. This pricing is inclusive of all related costs to sourcing, painting & fitting the parts, making this one of the most affordable MUGEN packages globally.

 

Additional enhancement packs including styling, handling and performance upgrades will be offered. These package start from $990 (MUGEN Interior) upto $11,990 (MUGEN Performance).  As further parts under development are released by MUGEN, these will be available to MUGEN equipped owners.

 

A complete MUGEN catalogue build is upwards of ¥2,500,000 or $38,000 NZD under today’s exchange rate. “We aren’t expecting any buyers to choose a full catalogue build, but we will gladly support and facilitate such a request” “We put our hand up for the RG20GT MUGEN complete car package, to be assembled with the support of MUGEN Japan in our Nelson Distribution Centre.” At the time of printing the RG20GT remains a concept car only.

 

2021 Civic Type R models, pricing and availability will be announced closer to launch.

 

Civic Type R Pricing at 5th March 2020

Grade

Engine

Retail Price

Civic Type R

2.0L VTEC Turbo

$59,990+ORC

Civic Type R – MUGEN Equipped

2.0L VTEC Turbo

From $64,990+ORC

Red Press images as photographed include Carbon & Interior Packages + Accessories.

*Some items cannot be equipped on new cars due to regulations. HNZ will not stock, but can source for customers for display use.

 


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