The reason why most hybrid cars are not aesthetically attractive is because the focus of their design is fuel-efficiency and low emission. However, one tuning firm is keen in changing this conventional hybrid image with a package of accessories that aims at improving external presentation to the level of striking.
Mugen has currently in development a set of accessories for the 2010 Honda Insight that does just these. The Mugen parts, besides eliminating lift, also boosts appearance and comes with new front grill design, a large rear spoiler, and ventilated visors.
Changes were not restricted to appearance only but extended to handling as well, with sports suspension that includes sports-tuned springs and dampers which are able to lower ride height by 20mm maximum.
Available also are two classes of wheels, the XJ and the NR. The XJ comes in lightweight 16-inch mesh rims while the NR comes with 15-inch bespoke rims and both come with varying paint finish options.
The kits are completed with the unique Intelligent Tire Condition Monitoring System which measures tire pressure, display tire temperatures and call the driver's attention to the condition of the tires when they need to be changed.
Other minor additions would include floor mats with extra pads for the driver's side to reduce wear and tear, a sports exhaust and Mugen logos.