Mk4 vis­ual up­grades from Ja­pan

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Trawl­ing through the in­ter­net the other day, as you do, we chanced upon a re­port from the Tokyo Auto Sa­lon that fea­tured a trio of vis­ually tuned mk4s. We en­deav­oured to get in touch with all three, but in the end only one re­sponded, Au­toexe – sorry Odula and Legsports, you miss out be­cause your web­sites won’t let us get through to you.

What we like about the Au­toexe gear is the sub­tlety of it: the body kits aren’t ‘shouty’ and look as though they could have been done by Mazda De­sign for a mk4 mid-life facelift. Even the fixed rear wing is sym­pa­thetic to the car’s ba­sic de­sign, blend­ing with the over­all aes­thetic rather than over­whelm­ing it. As well as the bodykit, Au­toexe also sup­plies al­loy wheels, ex­hausts, sus­pen­sion parts and some in­te­rior titi­va­tion, but en­gine mods seem re­stricted to a very shiny-look­ing carbonfibre air­box – there might be more info on the web­site, but un­for­tu­nately our Ja­panese is a lit­tle rusty…

Along with other Ja­panese tuners’ web­sites we’ve looked at, Au­toexe has a dis­claimer about its parts be­ing de­signed for the Ja­panese mar­ket only, but if you’d like to know more re­gard­less, log on to au­toexe.co.jp.

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