GM continues to drive towards an all-electric future, with Buick coming along for the ride with plans to bring its first all-electric vehicle to market in North America by 2024. Obviously, the EV transition includes new vehicle styling as well, and now, we’re getting a look at a few interesting Buick EV sedan sketches courtesy of the GM Design team.
Recently hitting the web via GM Design’s social media channels, this design sketches were created by Aaron Riggs, who, according to LinkedIn, serves as Lead Exterior Designer at General Motors.
The design images show a sleek, futuristic Buick model with low, long, and wide proportions, hovering just over the ground over a set of plus-sized alloy wheels. The lines include smoothed-out body panels and deeply angled cuts, with the front end forming a wedge-like indent characterized by horizontal styling elements and ultra-thin lighting signatures along the upper corners of the fascia.
The rear end continues these design themes with thin lighting bits and deep styling indents. The cabin is set towards the rear of the vehicle and shows off a very low roofline, adding to the concept’s streamlined attitude.
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Clearly, these design images recall the 2022 Buick Wildcat EV concept that debuted over the summer, with the front end, proportions, and lines all showing some very distinct similarities. For those readers who may have missed it, Buick unveiled the Wildcat EV Concept in June as the brand’s future design showcase, providing the design inspiration for not only Buick’s future EV models, but its future ICE models as well. As a reminder, Buick will transition to a full EV lineup by 2030.
Highlights of the previous Buick Wildcat EV concept included Jet Age-inspired 18-spoke “turbine” wheels, as well as a 2+2 seating arrangement for the cabin, plus white upholstery, aluminum trim, horizontally oriented infotainment screens, and a few sci-fi-esque features integrating artificial intelligence, biometrics, and aromatherapy. The introduction of the Buick Wildcat EV also coincided with the reveal of a new Buick tri-shield logo.