Honda to show modified S2000, CR-Z, N-One, kei cars at 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon

For the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, Honda is showing off modified versions of the S2000, CR-Z, N-One and mini-MPV models sold primarily in Japan and Asian markets.


Despite being out of production for a few years now, many eyes will be fixed on the S2000 Modulo Climax (yes, they’re really calling it that) concept car. Using a late model S2000, Honda has fitted a suite of aerodynamic features to its out-of-production rear-wheel drive roadster, including new bumpers, alloys, winglets on the boot and headrest fairings. There’s also a unique black and red leather-clad interior.

A Honda Mugen CR-Z RZ, one of only 300 that will be produced, will also be taking pride of place in Honda’s section. The Mugen version of the CR-Z features a supercharger that ups the 1.5-litre engine’s output to 115kW of power and 185Nm of torque; the hybrid Integrated Motor Assist system remains unchanged at 15kW/78Nm. In addition to the wild body kit, the CR-Z RZ also comes with adjustable suspension, uprated brakes and 17-inch forged alloy wheels. Unfortunately the RZ is set to be a Japan-only model with a list price of ¥4.494 million (A$50,590).

Other cars on display at the Honda stand include various customised versions of the N-Box and N-One kei cars, Mugen’s rewoking of the dowdy new CR-V, the Vamos and Step WGN mini-people movers, and the electric Shinden motorcycle.

The 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon will run from Friday January 11 through to Sunday January 13 at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo’s north.

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]