The luxury automaker has teased what looks like an electric luxury SUV.
The Acura Integra may be a little disappointing in some ways, but the Honda-owned luxury brand has plenty of other exciting tricks up its sleeve. It recently unveiled a special edition inspired by the NSX and is getting ready to take endurance racing by storm with its Le Mans hypercar. As you may know, endurance racing is pivoting toward electrification, so what better time to show off a new EV?
Take a look at Acura's first foray into the world of pure electric vehicles, pictured below. Sadly, this is just a teaser, so we can't see too much, but there is still plenty we can glean from the image and the name: Acura Precision EV Concept.
If the Precision name sounds familiar to you, that's because it should. Back in 2016, Acura revealed the first Precision Concept and described it as a design study model that would shape the design of all future Acura products. And Acura wasn't kidding - the current TLX was directly inspired by the Precision concept of 2016, which leads us to the purpose of 2022's Precision.
Once again, the concept will be used to showcase Acura's design direction going forward, only now there will be a clear focus on electrification: "Acura Precision EV Concept will preview performance brand's future design language for electrified era," reads the heading on the press release. So when can we see it, and what can we expect?
Well, the teaser image shows a vehicle with plenty of concept car design flourishes, including an illuminated front "grille" with an illuminated logo. The headlights appear to resemble those already at work on Acura's SUVs, and speaking of SUVs, we can see a substantial gap between the beefy wheel arch and the tire, indicating a raised ride height. That's right, another electric SUV. Let's just hope it looks as gorgeous as the 2016 concept. Whatever Acura's plans for the Precision EV Concept (beyond showing its design direction for EVs), we'll get the full story very soon - the concept will be revealed in full on August 18 at Monterey Car Week.