Acura shows Advanced Sedan Concept

A sense of mysterious presence in a sophisticated sedan is behind the looks of Acura’s Advanced Sedan Concept.

The AASC is a combination of advanced design, performance, and luxury that is highlighted by its powerful-looking wide stance and deeply sculpted surfaces.

Acura Advanced Sedan Concept

The concept’s bold exterior suggests a large, powerful engine lurking under the hood while the bodylines show a sheer, sculpted lower form contrasted with a taut, architectural cabin. At the same time, the concept retains the classic silhouette of a flagship sedan. Low to the ground, the concept offers large 22-inch front and 23-inch rear tires mounted to custom billet-machined, polished aluminum wheels. Powerful brake discs and calipers accent the wheels and large ducts direct cooling air to the components. Bold wheel arches and flares add to a muscular look.

For a unique panoramic view, the roof is constructed entirely of tinted glass that shades the occupants while still connecting them to the outside world.

“We wanted to capture the essence of an ultra-luxurious sedan but give it a striking, mysterious presence to create a vehicle with a dual personality,” said Dave Marek, chief designer, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

The hood is accented with strong lines that culminate in the aggressive five-sided grille, which contributes to the sedan’s bold presence. The polished aluminum grille features a cut crystal Acura emblem. The narrow headlights also double as air intakes and are positioned low on the bumper.

“The front of the sedan communicates power and luxury,” explains Marek. “The pronounced hood and large grille communicate performance, while the jewel-like Acura emblem captures the essence of pure luxury.”

In the rear, the Advanced Sedan Concept has a flush mounted rear bumper with the high-mounted stop lamp integrated into the center break of the trunk. Jeweled taillights are pushed to the outer edge of the bumper while integrated dual exhaust outlets complement the sedan’s performance-oriented style.