The countdown to the North American International Auto Show continues as Acura has released the first teaser image of the new Precision Concept.

Set to debut on January 12th, the Precision Concept was created by the Acura Design Studio in California and will "help set the direction for future Acura design, in particular, the next-generation of performance luxury sedans."

The company was light on details but the teaser image shows a stylish sedan with a long hood, slender headlights, and a rakish windscreen.  The drawing also reveals sharp character lines, a dynamic roof, and a unique greenhouse. Additional details are hard to make out but the concept appears to have flared fenders and angular taillights.

In a statement, Acura Global Creative Director Dave Marek said "The Acura Precision Concept will signal the stronger and sharper focus of Acura styling on our core DNA we call 'precision crated performance.'  It is our intention to more strongly express performance through design and the Acura Precision Concept will serve as the inspiration for the styling and proportion of the next-generation of Acura vehicles, especially for our sedans."

Little else is known about the concept but it sounds like the next-generation ILX, TLX, and RLX will have will a sportier and more upscale design.

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Gallery: Acura Precision Concept teased, previews future styling direction

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