There are three Japanese brands created specifically for the American market. Lexus, Infiniti, and Acura are entirely focused on the North America and they seldom offer their vehicles to other markets. Lexus and Infiniti managed to find their place in the market while Acura is few steps behind. Nobody is sure why Acura is not as popular as the other two, but we can consider several possible reasons. It is quite possible that marketers don’t do their part of work well. They are targeting the same group thus promotional campaign must innovative and catchy. Nonetheless, Acura has great ideas and concepts, and one of them is brand-new 2017 Acura Precision.
2017 ACURA PRECISION CONCEPT
The Japanese company hopes it can intrigue more people with this concept. Although you might never hear of it, 2017 Acura Precision is a unique, outstanding and innovative concept. It was presented at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show in January this year and it has already got the fans. We almost know all information about the concept, but there are still some details to be revealed. Therefore we consulted only our reliable sources and this is what we have found out.
ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
As we have already said there are several unknown details about the 2017 Acura Precision and the engine is of them. However, all experts are pretty certain that it is going to have a choice between two different powertrains. The base unit should be a 3.5-liter six-cylinder which is used in RLX. This engine comes with an output of 377 HP. According to the experts, if this engine is used under the hood, Precision will be faster than RLX thanks to lighter materials. We cannot estimate acceleration and top speed at this moment, but we hope Acura will publish more info in the following months.
On the other hand, there should be a hybrid unit. Acura cannot brag with numerous exceptional hybrid cars, but 2017 Acura Precision has a potential to become one. It is impossible to assume the output at this point since there is a lack of information. Currently, Acura NSX is the most efficient hybrid coming from this company. It is equipped with one engine and three motors which can generate 572 HP. It is quite possible that Precision will have even greater output, but let’s hold our horses to see the official information. Apart from these two powertrains, there shouldn’t be any other engine units available.
Thanks to narrow headlights and V-shaped grille we’ve got the most aggressive Acura so far. Taillights are also unusually narrow and use LED technology. Large wheelbase contributes to its aggressiveness. 2017 Acura Precision comes with 22-inch wheels, which is even longer than wheels of the RLX, Mercedes-Benz E-class, and Q70. Generally, sharp lines are way less used than in previous years, but Acura doesn’t give up on edges. There are no many rounded corners and this is the main distinction between the competence.
If we are limited to only one adjective in the description of the interior then we’ll use “futuristic”. The unusually-shaped huge touch panel is placed on the dashboard. Officials at Acura state that they were trying to improve the human-machine interface with the more intuitive and upgraded system. Seats are wrapped in top-notch leather and there is even real wood all over the cabin. The whole interior looks elegant and luxurious. It is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary interiors we have ever seen (and we’ve seen a lot).
PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
It is absurd to talk about the price of the 2017 Acura Precision at this moment since release date seems quite distant. Even though this concept was presented at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show several months ago, we still don’t have a clue when it is going to be launched.