Acura’s Precision Concept is one of the buzzworthy vehicles at the 2016 Detroit auto show. With a striking red paint job and sleek styling, it signals that the days of Acura’s controversial beak grille are coming to an end, and it previews future styling cues coming to the brand’s sedans. Here’s what reporters, critics and others are saying about the concept.
“Few automakers need a breath of fresh, creative air as much Acura does. Sure, the upcoming NSX helps -- but the rest of the lineup (read: the part that normal people can afford), peppered with boring blocks of angular metal, just doesn't inspire much emotion. That's where the Precision Concept comes into play .... It looks almost nothing like an Acura, and there are very, very few design elements that evoke any Acuras that are currently on the road. As the name implies, this isn't a real car -- rather, it's a design study that gestures toward "a bolder, more distinctive future" for the brand's upcoming models. Basically, it's a near guarantee that you're going to see bits and pieces of the Precision Concept in the next several cars that Acura introduces.” -- Chris Ziegler, The Verge