Acura’s first electric SUV will have one of the most eye-catching EV grilles ever
Acura teased its first electric car on Thursday, and the grille alone is noteworthy. The Acura Precision concept, which will make its public premiere at Monterey Car Week on August 18th, sports one of the most outrageously brilliant LED grilles I’ve ever seen on an EV.
The front end looks to borrow heavily from the Integra and MDX, notably the five-point diamond shape and pointy headlamps. However, the incorporated LED lights are by far the most extravagant grille offered to date.
The idea may or may not influence the final production version of Acura’s first electric vehicle, which will be constructed on General Motors’ Ultium electric architecture owing to a collaboration between the Detroit-based carmaker and Acura’s parent company, Honda.
The Acura Precision, like the Honda Prologue, will be made in GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee, facility, which also produces the Cadillac Lyriq. Acura is designing the exteriors and interiors under the arrangement with GM, while GM will develop the platform to suit Honda and Acura’s standards.
Acura, like Honda, is aiming for 2040 as the year it will become totally electric. The parent business of the Japanese manufacturer has set a target of selling 60,000 Prologue SUVs in the United States in 2024, 70,000 in 2025, and 300,000 in 2026. More generally, the business says it intends battery-electric and fuel-cell cars to account for 40% of its sales by 2030, 80% by 2035, and 100% by 2040.