Acura Precision EV: Unveiling the Boat-Inspired Electric Vehicle Concept!
Acura has showcased its new electric vehicle (EV) concept, the Precision EV, influenced by luxury Italian power boats. Designed by Acura's LA studio, its appearance bears a wide athletic stance with a matte double apex blue finish. The vehicle’s exterior features a uniquely lit grille with a blue diamond pentagon pattern and a “particle glitch” tessellation that extends to the 23-inch rims.
The interior draws cues from an F1 racing cockpit, emphasizing a race car-style digital interface. A standout feature is the yoke steering wheel, mirroring designs seen in Tesla and Lexus models. The car also boasts a dynamic lighting setup that adjusts based on driving mode, including a tranquil blue for its "Spiritual Lounge" stationary setting, which may also feature aromatic essential oil diffusion.
Shifting away from more rounded EV designs, Acura's concept embodies the growing trend of using distinctive lighting as an EV's signature, much like the Cadillac Lyriq. The interior moves towards a comfort pod design, echoing the Hyundai Ioniq 6, stressing that EVs can offer a serene environment without engine emissions.
The automaker ensures an eco-friendly touch by using recycled plastics, sustainably sourced wood, and 100% biomass leather. Acura's parent firm, Honda, is targeting an all-EV production by 2040, with an interim goal of making 40% of its total global lineup as EVs and fuel cell vehicles.
Acura's Precision EV made its public debut at The Quail motorsports event, with a production version anticipated for 2024.
Also, the automaker unveils a strategy to sell upcoming electric models exclusively online through a specially-developed platform, while still allowing dealership visits.