Monday, April 5, 2010

2010 NYIAS: Wheels & Accessories

Wheel & accessory trends were a little more subtle at this year's auto show (aside from the overly obvious split 5-spoke trend). Obvious trends are black wheels or polished aluminum with black details. Honda was one of the only companies (other than Scion) to show after market anything. 

Someone's got to capitalize on all these young people with money, and that's exactly what Honda is doing. Their Mugen teaser wall was exactly that, just a teaser to remind you that Mugen is still here.

They should have thrown together a tricked out Mugen Accord or Acura in the mix to really grab some attention.

On the backside of the Mugen wall, Honda had a small display of accessories from their Honda Factory Performance (HFP) division. 

They had some simple and sporty wheels with bright aluminum and gunmetal finishes along with exhaust, suspension, and brake-kits that come engineered to fit your Honda.

But I guess Mugen didn't get the memo to throw some split 5-spoke wheels up there, the rest of the companies sure did. 

BMW, Porsche, Audi, Subaru, Honda, Fiat, Mini, Cadillac, Buick, Infiniti, and Lexus all had their own rendition of split-5's.

Only a hand full of companies didn't have a set of split 5-spokes on one of their models.

5-spokes are here to stay.

~M/o  "Stay up to Speed"

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