Following Leak, GM Now Hiding Future Electric Crossover8
General Motors was full of electric-car news following the Barclay Global Automotive Conference where CEO Mary Barra outlined the automaker’s future vehicle portfolio. If you’ll recall, we spotted one vehicle, in particular, completely uncovered and hiding in the slideshow presentation published online.
It’s the image you see above, but if you head back to the presentation, you’ll be treated to the image below, as Automotive News reported on Monday.
Clearly, GM either wanted to maximize its exposure and intentionally showed the car for a bit of extra buzz, or we truly weren’t supposed to see the image at all. The image still sits in the identical spot on the presentation and the slide still notes two new CUV entries by 2020. GM previously said two new all-electric cars will arrive in the next 18 months.
We surmised the electric crossover is likely a Chevrolet, and many readers noted its design similarities to the FNR-X concept shown earlier this year in China. We do know, however, one of the new crossovers will likely be a Bolt EV-based Buick as well. The car featured in the original image was unbranded.
Whatever the case, GM no longer wants us to see the particular image, but many outlets already clipped the car from the presentation. We’ll have to wait and see what becomes of it.
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The so called leak did its job. It showed where GM is going and kind of what to expect.
I would wager that is was a prototype and not fully production yet so they removed it so they can then later show a more production like model. You know one with a Chevy or Buick badge on it.
I totally agree . GM doesn’t make ” mistakes ” accidentally showing something , it was done for a reason . They really didn’t give anything up by showing the car at that particular angle .
Maybe the size and proportions are a clue as to the size of what the new platform can achieve .
A sort of camouflage without all the B&W circles and swirls or black cladding . Just look at all the buzz that was created .
Mr, E. Musk are you watching …………………
I love it, gm is crating a lot of buzz, this is fun. It will be a chevy and a buick.
If it is a Chevy that’s mean a new name in the nomenclature of Chevy SUV names????
GO, MARY. GO!!!
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said that there would be 20 new EVs introduced by 2023 which means GM will be test driving several of these new electric vehicles on the road especially as 2 new EVs will be introduced between now and 2019; thus, everyone needs to consider investing in a dash cam because the camouflaged CUV in the next lane might be a new Buick EV.
two by 2019 and two more by 2020.
With Opel’s Mark Adams gone Buick China will take the design lead as they did with Envision and it’s uninspiring presentation.
Buick makes the best concept cars. I’m good too over Velite 6, loved Avista, Envision Concept and Avenir; unfortunately, these beauties end up blah in final form.
I’m starting to think that some Buick product will take on a neutral design so the can be sold for volume as Chevrolet in NA.
I don’t see Buick NA growing much more than 7 vehicles with only Encore and Enclave selling in large numbers.
Buick is China’s Chevrolet–a popular volume leader capable of taking on VW and Toyota. Chevrolet China is basically a failure aimed at value-minded consumers.