Video: Acura Precision Concept Walkaround with Dave Marek

Autoline Network’s John McElroy and Acura Global Creative Director Dave Marek give us a closer look at the newly unveiled Acura Precision Concept at COBO Center Detroit. Dave Marek reiterates that the styling cues found on the Precision Concept will be incorporated into Acura’s production vehicles very soon. Watch the 6:30-minute video below.

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Gallery: Acura Precision Concept at NAIAS 2016

From the floor of Cobo Center in Detroit, Tyson Hugie shares some photos of the newly unveiled Acura Precision Concept.

[Source: Tyson Hugie – Drive to Five]

Acura Precision Concept Points to Bold Future for Acura Design

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Jan 12, 2016 – DETROIT

The Acura Precision Concept model made its world debut at the 2016 North American International Auto Show today, pointing toward a bolder, more distinctive future for Acura vehicle design. The Acura Precision Concept was developed by the Acura Design Studio in California to express the Acura brand DNA of “Precision Crafted Performance.”

“There is no more clear promise for the Acura brand than Precision Crafted Performance,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of Acura. “We’re committed to infusing this core Acura promise into every facet of our products and every aspect of our relationship with the customer.”

With an emphasis on high-contrast details and the intersection of modern, sheer surfaces and muscular, organic sculpting, the Acura Precision Concept communicates Acura’s focus on performance and prestige through its ultra-low and wide stance, long dash-to-axle ratio, deeply sculpted surfaces and the debut of a new Diamond Pentagon grille.

“The Acura Precision Concept is more than simply a concept vehicle, it is a design study model that literally will shape the direction of all future Acura products around our Precision Crafted Performance DNA,” said Dave Marek, Acura global creative director.  “The Acura Precision Concept is the leading edge of a renewed commitment to delivering Precision Crafted Performance in every facet of the product experience and creating a powerful and very exciting direction for the next generation of Acura models.”

The Acura Precision Concept’s crouched and athletic stance is further emphasized by its deeply sculpted side surfaces pouring over swelling rear wheel arches covering 22-inch wheels and tires. The forward-looking concept also features signature lighting designs – in front with its Jewel Constellation LED headlights composed of organically arranged fractal elements, and in back with floating LED taillights.

A key design theme, dubbed “quantum continuum,” is seen in the seamless transition of materials and structure from the exterior to the interior of the vehicle, which is further highlighted by the absence of a b-pillar. The large door rocker panel flows into the interior side sill, transitioning into a cantilever for the floating rear seats. The rear center high-mounted stoplight becomes an architecture element piercing the rear glass and then flowing down to help form the structure for the metal airfoil shape of the rear headrests.

The elegant and powerful exterior is matched by its dramatic interior design, where cantilevered surfaces meet with striking tones, expressive surfacing and modern detailing. Of particular note are the double-layered instrument panel, the high-contrast front seat surfaces, the ultra-thin “floating” rear seats, evoking the look of modern lounge furniture, and 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, a cantilevered center stack and an ultra-wide, thin and curved center display screen.

New Acura HMI Concept

The Acura Precision Concept also explores a new approach for Acura’s digital human-machine interface (HMI), enabling a more intuitive, advanced and seamless connection between man and machine. The ultra-wide and curved center screen is operated by a floating touch pad suspended on the cantilevered center stack. Upon entry, the system scans each occupant and selects personalized features and functions, including maps, audio and customized vehicle performance settings.

Acura Precision Concept dimensions:

Width 84 inches
Length 204 inches
Height 52 inches
Wheelbase 122 inches
Wheel/Tire - 5-spoke machined wheels
– 22-inch Michelin Pilot Super Sport Summer Tire

About the Acura Precision Concept

The Acura Precision Concept was created to explore new and challenging ideas for future Acura design, particularly Acura sedans. The concept was created by Acura’s California Design Studio under the direction of Acura global creative director, Dave Marek. The exterior design was led by Michelle Christensen, principal exterior designer, with the interior design created under the leadership of John Norman, principal interior designer.  Both Christensen and Norman also played a key role in the creation of the next-generation Acura NSX super car.

[Source: Acura]

Snapshots: Acura Booth at NAIAS 2016

Here’s a look at the Acura booth from the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. The 2017 Acura NSX shares the spotlight with a covered Acura Precision Concept which will be unveiled tomorrow at 8:00 am ET. Photos by Tyson Hugie.

[Source: Tyson Hugie – Drive to Five]

Acura Precision Concept to Debut at NAIAS 2016

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Acura Precision Concept to Debut at 2016 North American International Auto Show

Created by Acura’s U.S. design team, Acura Precision Concept points to performance focus of future Acura design

Dec 18, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Acura will unveil the Acura Precision Concept at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 12 at 8:00 am ET, the brand announced today. Created by the Acura Design Studio in California, the Acura Precision Concept will help set the direction for future Acura design; in particular, the next generation of performance-luxury sedans.

“The Acura Precision Concept will signal the stronger and sharper focus of Acura styling on our core DNA we call ‘precision crafted performance’,” said Dave Marek, global creative director for the Acura brand. “It is our intention to more strongly express performance through design and the Acura Precision Concept will serve as the inspiration for the styling and proportion of the next-generation of Acura vehicles, especially for our sedans.”

Acura today also announced details of its launch plans for the next-generation NSX supercar, coming to market next spring. Acura is on track to post its fourth consecutive year of U.S. sales growth in 2015, and best sales since 2007, with sales up 6.9 percent through November.

[Source: Acura]

Snapshots from Tyson Hugie at NAIAS 2015

Jerry Seinfeld, Acura NSX

Check out some snapshots from Tyson Hugie at the 2015 North American International Auto Show for the Acura NSX debut. He ended up with seats right behind comedian Jerry Seinfeld who later posed for a quick photo. There’s also a preview of some NSX merchandise that will be available from Acura later this year.

And if you want to see how the NSX reveal was like from the second row behind Jerry Seinfeld, watch the clip from Tyson below.

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