Acura Precision EV Concept previews Acura’s electric future
Acura is Fast forward to an electric future, and here’s our first look at what we can expect from the Japanese brand. Witness exact EV concepta preview of the design language we’ll see on future battery-powered Acura models.
The Precision EV Concept aims to showcase what we can expect from Acura’s first all-electric vehicle, an SUV that will debut in 2024. The new EV. rumored built around GM . Ultium Electrical Architectureand assembled with Cadillac Lyriq.
The exterior design is striking, combining a straight laser beltline with evocative curves and lines. Acura says the concept car is “me”Fascinated by the elegance, artistry and harmony of form and function unique to Italian luxury electric boats,” and although I am not sure which particular nautical theme I am choosing for this two-box SUV, but it certainly has the pre-canted prow of a fast ocean liner.
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“The Acura Precision EV Concept is a look into our future direction and continues Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance design language with a modern expression of performance” said Dave Marek, Acura executive creative director, in a press release. “The Acura Precision EV Concept will be our North Star as we move into an exciting electrified future, and you will see these design cues translate over to future production models.”
Of course, it’s a concept car, so it’s required to have an avowedly futuristic interior. The Precision EV concept has the thinnest yoke steering wheel I’ve ever seen in an automotive design, with transparent projection screens for the instrument panel and infotainment center. The concept is described as having two driving modes — Instinctive Drive, the high-performance, human-driven setting, highlighted by red interior lighting and advanced instrument readouts, and Spiritual Lounge Mode, where the steering yoke retracts and the interior is bathed in underwater-themed blue lighting and, yes, soothing scents.
As Acura’s first EV, the concept is all about sustainability: The design study’s interior is constructed using recycled plastic, vegan biomass “leather,” and wood harvested using certified sustainable techniques.
If you’re in northern California for Monterey Car Week, you’ll be able to view the Precision EV Concept at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering on Friday, or on the lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday. If you’re not at Car Week, you’ll be able to see the production application of these design signatures at your local Acura dealership starting with the 2024 model year.