Pebble 2019: first sight of the Acura Type S concept

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This week at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Acura will introduce a new expression of the Precision design language in the form of the Type S concept sedan. We take a look at the design language and consider how it will feed into future models

At the 2016 NAIAS in Detroit, Acura introduced the Precision Concept, a highly sculpted sedan concept that was promised as the basis of the future design language of the marque. During a studio visit back in February of this year, design chief Dave Marek walked us through the basics of the design language, again noting that it would inform future vehicle designs.

Although the new Type S is not presented as a preview to a specific model in Acura’s lineup, it is widely assumed that it previews the forthcoming next generation of the mid-range TLX sedan, or its successor.

The first production vehicle to express the Precision language was the Acura RDX, a sporty crossover that has done well in its market segment. Its A-Spec variant (see the blue one in the mini-gallery below) has an interesting mix of luxury and performance touches, something Acura will be promoting strongly in the coming years.

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