According to some British sources, Mugen Euro, Honda’s UK based performance division, is currently working on developing a hot version of the Jazz facelift.
We’re talking about the guy behind that hot little CR-Z hybrid that offers the same kind of performance as the Civic Type R.
“Always in the back of our mind as a car that we’d like to do is the Jazz,”revealed MUGEN Euro’s general manager Colin Whittamore.
The 197-hp, 1.5L hybrid powerplant in the supercharged CR-Z that Mugen Euro is currently testing may find its way into a Mugen Honda Jazz. Mugen Euro’s general manager, Colin Whittamore, claims that it “wouldn’t be much of a stretch” to fit the motor into the Jazz’s engine bay.
No word on whether or not a Jazz Mugen will actually be produced, but it wouldn’t be inconceivable.
Mugen, already offers styling and tuning upgrades for the Fit in Japan, but they do little to increase performance.