Acura today debuted its concept car, called Precision, featuring sculpted side surfaces and a low stance, at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
“From the beginning, Acura has always been about performance,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura division of American Honda Motor Co. Inc. at a morning press conference. “Not only speed or power, but elegantly designed and engineered products that stir the soul, harness innovative technology on a foundation of industry-leading quality and reliability.”
Dave Marek, global creative director of the Acura division, joined Ikeda to discuss the Precision.
“With an emphasis on high contrast details, and the intersection of modern, sheer surfaces and muscular, organic sculpting, the Acura Precision Concept is more than simply a concept vehicle,” Marek said. “This is a design study model that literally will shape the direction of all future Acura products.”
Marek said the vehicle has a low and wide stance with 22-inch wheels and tires. The vehicle has LED headlights and floating taillights. The interior of the vehicle has a double-layered instrument panel, high-contrast front seat surfaces, thin “floating” rear seats, and wood audio speaker grilles.
“The front row expresses the performance aspect of the brand, with a darker tone that plays on the negative space,” Marek added. “The instrument panel sports a double-layered structure covered in stitched leather surfaces, providing a lightweight and high contrast image. The second row is the premium area, with seating designed like fine, modern lounge furniture, thin, shapely, and surprisingly ergonomic.”
The Acura NSX mid-engine supercar will be available in the spring.