Acura has showcased its Precision Concept at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (Detroit Motor Show), and the carmaker asserts that this is the template for all future Acura products. Developed by the Acura Design Studio in California, the Precision Concept represents “Precision Crafted Performance” according to the official statement, something which is supposed to be the brand DNA of the company, too.
The car looks smashing, and outrageously, aggressively futuristic, both from the outside and inside. We have our reservations about that radiator grille’s (termed diamond pentagonal) shape, but the rest of it is absolutely delightful.
Flaunting a crouched and athletic stance, the car gets intensely sculpted side surfaces with muscular wheel arches covering massive 22-inch wheels and tires. The lights on the car are unique too, with the ‘Jewel Constellation’ headlights getting an LED cluster composed of organically arranged elements. The theme continues at the back too, with floating LED taillights.
The design theme, termed “quantum continuum” reflects in both the exterior and interior materials surfaces of the car. In case you missed the detail, there is no B-pillar on the car. The doors are a complex structure and so is the rear high-mounted stoplight piercing the rear glass and then flowing down to help form the structure for the metal airfoil shape of the rear headrests.
The exterior is matched by the car’s dramatic interior design. Tiered dashboard, along with striking tones, expressive surfacing and modern detailing make it an amazingly refreshing interior for any car. The instrument panel is double-layered; the front seats get a high-contrast treatment with the rear units being ultra-thin “floating” type. Acura has taken some inspiration from modern lounge furniture while constructing the interio, with the hand-crafted audio speaker grilles made of exotic wood.
The driver’s space is highlighted by a compact, race-inspired, sports steering wheel with paddle shifters and Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) controls, a floating center meter, a driver’s head-up display, and an ultra-wide, thin and curved center display screen.
The Acura Precision Concept also introduces Acura’s new digital human-machine interface (HMI) meant for a more seamless connection between man and machine. Upon entry, the system scans each occupant and selects personalized features and functions, including maps, audio and customized vehicle performance settings.
There’s no word on the powertrain yet, but who really cares after looking at that incredibly expressive exterior. We’d love to get behind the wheel even if it’s powered by a two-liter, four cylinder oil burner. Just make it, Acura! What do you think? Here’s a video for you to have a better understanding