Upcoming Auto Salon Will Feature Performance-Tuned Hondas

Honda 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon Lineup

A few of the Mugen-designed vehicles that are set to be unveiled at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon.

We have hit a new year, and that’s pretty exciting not only for us as a car dealership, but for you as consumers. With every new year comes new models, and we have a feeling that 2014 will be a great year for Honda. We have only received a few glimpses of what’s to come this year, but since the Honda 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon lineup has been released, we have a good idea of what else we can expect.

It wasn’t long ago that we reported that the 2015 Honda Fit will be unveiled at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show, but it turns out that Honda’s lineup at the Tokyo Auto Salon will focus more on customized models. The 2015 Honda Fit and the new Honda Vezel have already went on sale in Japan, but rather than unveil any new production models, Honda will be showing off some performance-tuned versions of the newer models.

The models making their way into the Auto Salon lineup are all customized by Mugen Motorsports, which is an engine tuner and parts manufacturer that is closely associated with Honda. Although not owned by Honda, Mugen is essentially Honda’s in-house performance tuner. If you are familiar with the relationship between Subaru and Subaru Technica International Inc. (STI), you can get an idea of how Honda and Mugen work.

Among the Mugen-designed models will be a modified Honda Vezel, which will eventually get a U.S. release date, and a couple of different customized Honda models such as the Mugen Fit RS and the Mugen Odyssey Absolute. The Tokyo Auto Salon will also provide a look at a number of different Honda N vehicles including a few models from the N-WGN Macaron Color Collection, the newest addition to the Honda N series.

A production model of the Honda Vezel will eventually make its way over to the states.

On top of the concept and production automobiles that will be unveiled at the show, Honda will reveal a number of different motorcycles and racing cars — many of which won prestigious racing championships such as Honda RC213V, which won the triple crown in the 2013 MotoGP class of the FIM Road Racing World Champisionship Grand Prix.

We can expect to see the Honda lineup in the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon when the show begins this Friday, Jan. 10. Be sure to check back on our blog around the time of the event so that you can find out about the latest releases from Honda. We will also have more information on the official 2015 Honda Fit release date here in the states when it gets its U.S. debut at the Detroit Auto Show later this month.