When Acura’s Precision Concept introduced in 2016, it settled a further roadmap for the future models. Staying to that has resulted in tackiness of today’s lineup. Now, it is further carried to glow-up in the form of Acura’s Precision EV concept. Further EV models Acura will feature same styling as that of this model, slated to use GM’s Ultium battery platform, which is set to go into production as a 2024 model.
The overall goal of the Precision EV concept is to showcase the flexibility of an EV by redefining current Acura styles rather than reinventing them. While the former Precision concept was a sedan, this one is SUV shaped nod to changing customer tastes, though Acura contends future styling cues will easily shapeup to other body styles as well.
Acura designers taken the inspiration from chiseled contours of luxury powerboats while evolving this theme. Our favourite is the sweeping character line evocative of a V-shaped hull’s tumblehome. The most less appealing is the unanchored chrome strip beside the glass, that looks like an afterthought.
Dipping below the bow shows us the set of light clusters at both ends of vehicle. They project to a chaotic collection of shapes whose pattern echoed in ingot of the 23-inch wheels. Acura names the theme “Particle Glitch“, which recalls the images of circuitry gone awry. It feels a whimsical but unmatched name for such a tech-focused concept. Seeing these detailing elements submerging under a powerboat’s waterline, it’s obvious that it is Acura’s subversively clever way of continuing the naval theme.
Inside the fuselage, features a smaller transparent display in front of the driver, accompanied by a transparent and curved touchscreen atop the dash. A cluster of knobs and dials along its hub are attached to the yoke-style steering wheel.
As the future electrification models will be based on both increased performance and the promise of autonomous driving, two distinct cockpit experiences were created by Acura to distinguish this spectrum. First one, the “Instinctive Drive” brings out the inner F1 champion feeling by enclosing the space in a discorded red lighting and race engine sounds. The next one, “Spiritual Lounge“, the steering wheels and pedals retracts, both displays goes transparent, and the seats recline.
In developing these two different experiences, principal designer Gypsy Modina talked about creating all five senses immersed environment, though we’re curious to figure out how taste factors into the equation. The 100 percent biomass leather is used to build up the seats, that looks pretty appetizing. In addition to showcasing the extreme looks, the interior also uses some sustainable materials that conveys a premium feel. Whole cockpit is built up using recycled aluminium and plastic.
The exterior design of Precision EV concept hints to a highly performance focused roadgoing model in the near future. Whereas its very much unlike that the interior features will reach the design phase anytime soon. The all new Acura ZDX Type S is also in line of production after this.