MONTEREY, Calif. — Acura has unveiled a concept for its first electric vehicle, to be built through a partnership between Honda Motor Co. and General Motors, and said the production model will bear the name of a popular but discontinued vehicle — the ZDX.
The old nameplate was a short-lived performance-oriented crossover that Acura debuted in the 2010 model year and then canceled after 2013.
The Acura Precision EV Concept, unveiled here Thursday, will serve as a north star for the brand's upcoming EV design look. The sporty compact crossover has a low, wide athletic stance and is draped in a brilliant blue with space-age light effects. Its various exterior and interior elements will be incorporated into the electric lineup Acura will roll out starting in 2024.
"The ZDX will complement our current [crossover] lineup, offering a premium, sporty and all-electric experience," said Emile Korkor, Acura's assistant vice president of national sales. "We will remain focused on performance in the electrified era."