Acura teases the design of its next electric crossover thanks to the Precision EV concept
Acura today released a short video clip giving us a sneak peek at an upcoming electric concept vehicle dubbed the Precision EV.
Calling it “the future of Acura design”, the brand explained that it would preview the aesthetics of its cars for the electric age. To reveal nothing else, we’ll have to wait until August 18, when the concept vehicle makes its world premiere at Monterey Car Week, to find out more.
In the clip, the color blue appears to have been chosen to signify electric propulsion, and the hue can be seen emanating from the emblem through a light grid. While not strictly speaking a grille, it is strongly reminiscent of Acura’s current, admittedly handsome, design language.
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Although few vehicles are shown in the clip, it would appear to be an SUV, which makes sense, as Acura is working on an electric crossover based on General Motors’ Ultium EV platform.
The company is said to be skipping the next plug-in hybrid phase Honda will be going through, and a trademark request suggests the production version of the vehicle could be called the ADX, which would fit in nicely with the rest of the automaker’s lineup. automobile. .
The Precision EV concept will provide a glimpse of Acura’s future, with some reports suggesting the Integra was the last new ICE vehicle it would showcase. Whether that’s accurate or not, Acura has made it clear that it plans to transition to electric vehicles “very quickly” and expects 50 percent of its sales to come from all-electric vehicles by 2030.
Honda’s Prologue and Acura’s unnamed electric vehicle will be based on GM’s Ultium platform roughly the same size as the Cadillac Lyriq and will be built at GM’s facilities in North America. In the Cadillac Lyriq, a premium crossover based on the same platform, the chassis can house a 102 kWh battery that allows the vehicle to travel up to 312 miles (502 km).