In China, the Buick Electra E5 electric car is presented – this is the first-born of the company’s electric line on the Ultium modular platform from General Motors. It is also the first model of the brand with a new logo.
The Buick Electra E5 format is a five-seater electric crossover with a long wheelbase (2954 mm). Comparable in size to a Lexus RX or Volkswagen Touareg.
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The Buick car brand, owned by General Motors Corporation, continues to work actively on two fronts: in addition to the US market, it is widely represented in the Chinese market, where it offers models that have nothing to do with the “American”.
In the same place in China, she introduced her electric car Buick Electra E5 2023, and it became the first model of a large electric family.
The search for a name for this line turned out to be simple: in 1959-1990. Buick produced “historic” Electra sedans, and now this name will become the name for a number of modern electric vehicles.
The first-born of the Buick Electra family of electric vehicles was the E5 mid-size crossover. This is a machine with a length of 4892 mm., Built on the Ultium modular platform, which was developed by the Chinese from the PATAC bureau.
The SUV is going to be produced at the SAIC-GM plant in Wuhan, but so far only one single-engine version will start to roll off the assembly line. Interestingly, in the list of equipment for the car, created specifically for the needs of the Chinese market, the Super Cruise autopilot is announced, which currently only works correctly on US and Canadian highways.
Along with the 2023 Buick Electra E5 crossover, the style of the new electric “brand” also debuted. The front end of the car, with the light hand of journalists, has already received the nickname “shark nose”, which is decorated with narrow DRLs and a nice “radiator grille” with a three-dimensional texture.
The main optics blocks are located on its sides, in folds, usually perceived as air intakes. At the stern, the picture is familiar: a “upturned” bumper, littered rear pillars, a spoiler and lighting equipment with a red luminous jumper.
The interior of the electric Buick Electra E5 is made in an uncharacteristic style for the American brand. A large 30-inch display with a curved shape and working with a resolution of 6K is responsible for multimedia and the dashboard.
In addition to this, the driver is invited to use the projection screen, and a stalk is provided to select the transmission modes. The interior of the car is five-seater with a fairly spacious luggage compartment of 502 liters. The front seats are electrically adjustable, dual-zone climate control, and for a surcharge, the car is equipped with Bose acoustics.
Technical stuffing and characteristics
The first available modification of the Buick Electra E5 will have an electric transmission with a capacity of 245 hp. With. By the way, the second model of the family, the coupe-shaped crossover Buick Electra E4, will also receive the same engine. The parameters of the traction battery and power reserve are not announced by the manufacturer, but this information will be made public soon, since the E5 crossover will go on sale in the very near future.
Prices and start of sales
For Chinese buyers, the model will be available in March 2023. The named price is still preliminary – $60,000. In the future, the Buick Electra E5 SUV should also appear in the US, but this will not happen until early next year.
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