Buick Enspire Electric Concept SUV Reveals Its Stunning Good Looks30
Buick has done it again and delivered another stunning concept vehicle. And this time, it’s an SUV. Buick revealed the Enspire electric SUV concept on Tuesday before the vehicle makes its way to the 2018 Beijing Auto Show next week.
Without divulging too many details, Buick said the Enspire features the brand’s eMotion electric propulsion technology. We’re not sure what that all includes, but the Enspire will go 370 miles on a single charge and makes 550 horsepower. The concept also supports fast and wireless charging. With the proper plug, 80 percent of the battery’s capacity can be charged in just 40 minutes.
Moving right along to the Enspire’s design, it’s pretty striking. If the Avista concept came back as a utility vehicle, it would certainly look something like this. The front fascia sports an Avista-esque look with crisp and edgy headlights, and Buick’s winged-element grille piece is integrated into the headlights themselves. The round rear end also pairs with some hard edges, especially at the corners and in the taillights. The lighting element itself stretches all the way across the rear end and makes for a delightful and elegant view.
From the sole photo of the interior, Buick envisioned (pun intended) a futuristic cockpit. Ahead of the driver is an OLED screen and an intelligent augmented-reality head-up display system provides greater information. Buick did not mention any self-driving car technology, though. To keep things luxurious, natural woodgrain and suede don various portions of the cabin.
Buick is said to have a Bolt EV-based electric vehicle in the pipeline, but the Enspire appears larger than Chevrolet. Nevertheless, the Enspire could preview Buick’s future electric-vehicle design language. But we certainly hope it previews a production SUV, too.
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It will be build. It’s coming in 2019.
Hard to make a CUV look good or apart from the others.
What a great concept. Looks killer, and the specs are excellent.
I hope the penny pinchers don’t kill this or water it down.
Buick, please, for the love of God, put this to production. Every recent Buick concept has been a stunner. Avista, Avenir, Envision. The only one of these to make it to production – Envision – looks nothing like the concept. The SUV market is booming. There is a business case for this vehicle. It would be a great midsize SUV to take on Infiniti, Acura, and Lincoln.
That’s classic GM. Amazing concepts and neutered production models. This will surely be built based on how many electrics GM said were coming, but fingers crossed the designers win this time.
In 18 months there will be two electric BEV Plug vehicles coming, Buick is one of them.
Within TWELVE months since the “within 18 months” announcement was made six months ago…
Build THIS and they WILL come.
While the interior is fantasy, the basic shape is not really that far from a real car, it needs mirrors, door handles, a little more bumper with a place to put a tag, slightly smaller tires that wont crash into the bodywork on a speed bump. Is this possibly a long look at the next gen Envision or Encore? I can judge the size, looks about Equinox sized?
I have no clue why so many down voted you. This thing will surely get toned down with all the required safety regs, including mirrors, and that interior is never going to happen with GM’s mentality. Not when even the shiny new XT4 uses the same window and lock switches as an Equinox.
With that said, something similar to this concept in production guise would be fantastic and I’m sure we’ll see it soon.
Its the Internet. I’m looking forward to it. I also like the new Velite 6
Fantastic! Far and away the finest looking suv/cuv I have ever seen! When can I order?
Your going to hear and see this dive train again. 2019. Encore- us, Enspire- china.
Build this rwd/awd with an ICE generator or a TTv6 and sell me one…
4 on the floor just as likely.
The desired specs are in the I-Pace performance ballpark. I wish that Cadillac would have announced this drivetrain with the XT4/5.
2019, tech and electric drivetrain are real, one will be buick and one will be Cadillac. Buick said two years ago that they will do this, and they will. I would focuses more these powertrain/tec then anything, because it’s coming.
Buick is blowing Chevrolet out of the water so much these days with cars and crossovers it’s not even funny… Pretty sad considering what Chevrolet was in it’s heyday. Hats off to Buick though! It’s what Chevy wishes it could be.
Enspire will be buick’s all electric SUV, encore will not be.
The subcompact Encore-like EV vehicle was shown to a focus group and appeared to be a nearly production intent vehicle that was “FWD only”, had “stitching on the dashboard”, “slightly slower 0-60″/”a few grand more”/”slightly less range than the Bolt EV”…While its POSSIBLE the Encore-like EV could have been scrapped, more than likely GM’s next EV will be the Encore-like EV…
Another truly stunning concept by Buick. My faith has been restored in Mike Simcoe.
One has to imagine how the refreshed 2019 Chevrolet Camaro would have turned out if this designer was given the assignment.
2020 Buick encore spy photos shows a crossover with a ICE up front, and not a BEV plug in.
lol…From MY14-MY16 there was a Spark EV and an ICE Spark…I doubt that Buick would call the Encore-like EV an Encore, I believe the Encore-like EV will have a different name and differ somewhat in appearance…
Pure Eye Candy. Great design work
The current Enclave looks pretty nice up front, but this front end is really a nice evolution of that. It’s contemporary, but not too “out there” either. Just build it already.
I like the idea of some accent lighting behind the grille to add a little drama as well, they just need to get the color temperature of the lighting to match. Having cool blue lights and warm DRLs doesn’t mesh well.
CHANGE THE NAME TO ELECTRA!