Acura Precision EV concept unveiled


Whereas the upcoming GM-based Acura electrical crossover might not come Down Below, a few of its styling might find yourself Australia-bound Honda autos.

Acura’s newest styling theme will make its manufacturing debut on an all-new electrical crossover that’s on account of go on sale within the US from 2024.

This automobile, together with a rugged-looking 2023 Honda Prologue, will probably be primarily based on GM’s Ultium structure and constructed at a GM manufacturing facility.

In response to Honda’s luxurious marque, the brand new idea has an “athletic stance [and] expressive silhouette” that’s “impressed by the magnificence, artistry and concord of type and performance distinctive to luxurious Italian energy boats”.

As an alternative of ripping up Acura’s present design script, the Precision EV retains the model’s diamond pentagon grille and chicane-style lighting graphics.

With the grille broader than ever earlier than, and flanked for tiny headlights, the brand new language serves to stress the automobile’s width.

Whereas these components are acquainted for Acura, the Precision EV’s lengthy and flat bonnet, upright glasshouse, floating roof, and surfacing are new for the model.

Additionally new is the illuminated fractured diamond sample within the grille, and the “particle glitch” lighting components for the entrance and rear fascias.

Contained in the idea incorporates a yoke-style steering wheel, recycled aluminium and marbled plastic trim, and 100 per cent biomass-derived leather-based.

The motive force setup is alleged to be “F1-inspired”, however the automobile can also be stated to characteristic an autonomous driving mode.

Acura presently solely sells vehicles within the US, Canada, Mexico, Panama, and Kuwait. It additionally retails autos in China, however will depart the world’s most populous nation by the tip of 2023.

Whereas luxurious marque isn’t out there in Australia, a few of its vehicles do sometimes make their method into native showrooms.

The unique MDX crossover was bought Down Below as a Honda. Regardless of touchdown in Australia in 2003, across the similar time because the Toyota Kluger, the MDX wasn’t a gross sales success right here, thanks partly to steep pricing. The US-made MDX was priced at $69,990, whereas the Kluger began at a extra cheap $43,990.

Extra just lately the second-generation NSX, which was developed in US and constructed there too, was bought throughout many of the world, together with Australia, as a Honda.

The latest 2014-2021 Honda Legend, whereas not out there in Australia, was designed firstly because the Acura RLX, after which bought in different markets with Honda badges.

Given this historical past, it’s potential Acura’s new design language might seem on some high-end Honda merchandise.

This time final yr, Jon Ikeda, Acura’s chief model officer, informed The Drive, there will probably be a third-generation NSX as a result of a brand new era comes about each time Honda believes “there’s one thing we need to say”.

Ikeda famous the first-generation automobile was petrol-powered, and the second was a hybrid, hinting the brand new NSX will probably be an all-electric model.


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