Buick surprising everyone and in Shanghai presented the Electra Concept. It is about a electric concept car which it expects a new design language that the brand will take to its future electric vehicles. Although the car has an iconic car name from the manufacturer, it has very little connection with the original design of the past. Apparently, the design looks like an evolution of that of Enspire Concept released in 2018, a mix between a crossover and a GT.
Buick, however, points out that the concept car was developed by General Motors’ Pan Asia Automotive Technical Center (PATAC) in Shanghai. From the looks of it, there are designers led to space tablets. Builder calls its new design language “Potential Energy“. The concept car is characterized by a long bonnet and a sliding windshield and roof. The very slim design of the Matrix LED headlights also stands out at the front. The 23-inch wheels and special door openings are also attractive.
The interior is also decidedly minimalistic. Submit only a large curved display, a steering wheel that can be retracted when autonomous driving is enabled and 4 “suspended” seats. If many of the aesthetic features of the concept car are unlikely to appear in future production cars, the same cannot be said about its technical basis.
The manufacturer, in fact, describes it as the Electra Concept contains Ultium batteries manufactured by General Motors. There will be two electric motors, one per axle, capable of producing a total of 435 kW. Excellent performance as Buick claims the concept car will be able to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds. On the autonomy front, the manufacturer makes it known that the car will be able to provide up to 660 kilometers of travel for one payment.
Finally, Buick highlights that the car supports OTA updatesIt is equipped with voice support and has V2X communication technology.