These are the first photos of China’s production Buick Electra E4 ahead of its official unveiling later this year. The images that come courtesy of China’s Ministry of Technology show a smooth crossover-coupe that looks remarkably like the Electra-X concept that was shown off by the automaker in the summer of 2022.
Although the Electra E4 has been toned down and made more practical for production, it maintains many of the design cues and ideas shown off by the Electra-X. The overall body shape of both vehicles is nearly identical, and the design of the front fascia is practically carried over.
Although there are some difference, like the rearview mirrors instead of cameras, and the smaller wheels (the Electra E4 will be offered with 19- and 20-inch rims instead of the concept’s massive 21-inch wheels), it’s clear that the Electra-X was a very-close-to-production concept, as Buick promised.
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The 2024 Buick Electra E4
No photos of the interior were shared by the Chinese ministry, but it is likely that larger differences will be found there. The concept promised four individual seats trimmed in a 3D knit fabric made of recycled plastic bottles, and a 30-inch “Freeform display” with 6K resolution that could reflect 1 billion colors and had a pixel density that compares to the human eye. Out of deference for the practicalities of production, Buick may choose to scale some of those specs back a little.
Measuring in at 4,818 mm (190-inches) long, 1,912 mm (75-inches) wide, and 1,580 mm (62-inches) tall, it comes in at 100 mm (4-inches) shorter in length and about 75 mm (3-inches) lower than the Volvo XC60.
The Buick Electra E4 will be based on GM’s Ultium platform and powered by an electric motor that is rated at 241 hp (180 kW/245 PS), though a dual-motor AWD drive version is expected and it is likely to make more power. Electricity for the motors will be stored by lithium iron phosphate batteries, but their size and the vehicle’s projected range is not laid out here.
Buick customers in China can start looking forward to getting all of the details related to the Electra E4 when it is officially unveiled in the second half of 2023.
Buick Electra-X Concept From 2022