After the previews and rumors of the last few months, Honda’s premium brand has finally revealed its first full electric model to the world: for the debut of the concept Acura Precision EV was chosen Monterey Car Weekone of the most important events in the world for motor enthusiasts.
The one presented by Acura is still a concept, a showcase that intends to show the future character of the brand and that anticipates the launch of the the first 100% electric SUVexpected for 2024.
Acura’s future in the electrified era
The catwalk of Pebble Beach, the elegant heart of Monterey Car Weekan unmissable point of reference for car enthusiasts who have made the history of luxury on wheels, from Bentleys to Pagani hypercars.
After the exclusive preview at The Quail, the premium brand Honda presented during the Concours d’Elegance 2022 theAcura Precision EV Conceptan SUV made by the Acura Design Studio of Los Angeles that shows a new vision, capable of influencing and defining the SUV of the future.
After the restyling of the historic supercar coupé NSX created to challenge Ferrari on the trackAcura returns to create new designs, and does so with a concept that marks the direction of the brand’s new generation of electric vehicles.
The Acura Precision EV Concept is the design that will shape the Acura’s future in the electrified erastarting with the brand’s first full electric SUV, scheduled for release in 2024. “The Acura Precision EV concept will be our guiding light towards an exciting electrified future, and you will see these design elements translate and develop into upcoming models. production, ”he explains Dave MarekCreative Director of Acura.
Immersive design and sustainable materials
The style of the Acura Precision EV concept refers to the elegant harmony of form and functionality typical of luxury Italian motorboatswhich become athletic and slender lines – dressed in a particular blue tint with a matte finish.
The approach to lighting is particularly theatrical, starting with the design theme Particle Glitchwhich is the background to the character of the classic Diamond Pentagon Acura grille on the front and is repeated on the 23 ” wheels of the SUV concept.
Stimulating, visceral and of fine workmanship the interiors, designed to offer aimmersive experience capable of involving all the senses of the driver. Inspired by the driving position of Formula 1, with a low and welcoming suspension, the Acura cockpit of the future offers a double experience: the mode Instinctive Drive enhances the performance of the car, while Spiritual Lounge is the relaxing atmosphere (with no steering wheel in sight) designed for autonomous EV operations.
“Sanctuary of speed and spirit,” the cabin of the Acura Precision EV concept is built with sustainable materials, including recycled plastic and aluminum and a special eco-leather derived from biomass. And it is not certain that the novelties presented at Pebble Beach are not the anticipation for other restylings that have been talked about for some time, starting with that of the legendary Honda Integra.
“The definition of quality and performance is evolving to include the application of sustainable materials more and more often, and we are looking for new and innovative technologies to inspire our customers”, explains the designer. Gypsy Modina. In Acura’s full electric compact SUV, set to launch in 2024, luxury will go hand in hand with environmental sustainability.