2016 Detroit Auto Show: Acura Precision concept

2016 Detroit Auto Show: Acura Precision concept image

The Honda-owned luxury automaker has decided to unveil during the North American International Auto Show the Precision Concept, used as a sneak peek to the automaker’s upcoming design styling.

The premium marquee from the third largest Japanese automaker has always had a sloping pathway since it was presented as an alternative to the Lexus and Infiniti competitors but the company is hoping its upcoming styling language will take it in the right direction. According to Acura, this angular Precision Concept will “shape the direction of all future models” and comes with a “Diamond Pentagon” front grille that might not be everybody’s choice – though it may evolve into something that is much better when seen in the metal. Other interesting tidbits are the slimmed jewel-styled LED headlights and a bumper that looks to have been cut by a diamond knife. From the side we can see we’re being treated to a four-door coupe, sitting very close to the surface of the road and wearing massive 22-inch five-spoke machined wheels using Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. The rear comes with a muscular and aggressive appearance and we’re guessing the automaker chose a RWD layout for this prototype.

The end of the prototype looks to be the most dramatic part of the concept as we can see very sharp taillights, a steeply raked window and an oddball shape for the dual exhaust tips. We also saw the protruding third brake light that direct the viewer’s attention towards the metal airfoil shape of the rear headrests. Speaking of the cabin we noticed the extremely thin seats and the floating wide and curved display used for the infotainment system commands. There’s also a new digital human-machine interface (HMI) which is being commanded via a floating touchpad that makes do without much of the physical buttons used in a traditional vehicle.

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