Just a month after the fully electric crossover leaked in China, the all-new Buick Electra E5 has just made its world debut in the Asian country as the first member of the brand’s new global family of zero-emission vehicles.
The all-new Buick Electra E5 is Buick’s first all-electric model based on General Motors’ Ultium architecture comprised of the Ultium Battery package and Ultium Drive propulsion technology, created to lead the Tri-Shield brand’s transition into a new era of mobility. In addition to the powertrain, the Electra E5 introduces the upcoming EV design language, new nomenclature and cutting-edge technological solutions.
“The Electra E5 is the first of an all-new portfolio of Buick EVs in China that will set the benchmark across mainstream EV segments,” said General Director of Buick Sales and Marketing at SAIC-GM, Cesar Toledo. “It fully embodies the brand’s ongoing transformation through its innovative spirit and adoption of the latest industry innovations, including the Ultium platform, all-new Virtual Cockpit System and enhanced Super Cruise driver assist technology, which customers will appreciate,” he added.
Positioned smack dab in the middle of the upcoming Electra family as a compact to midsize crossover, the all-new Buick Electra E5 uses the same variant of the BEV3 platform debuted by the all-new 2024 Chevy Equinox EV, with a 116.3-inch wheelbase that supports a body slightly larger than Chevrolet‘s crossover. As such, the Electra E5 measures 192.6 inches long, 75 inches wide, and 66.2 inches tall.
Aesthetically, the Buick Electra E5 embraces the new Pure Design philosophy introduced by the Electra-X Concept, with clean lines and sculpted body shapes that give it a unique blend of elegance and sportiness. Highlights include a new face Buick corporate identity up front, redefining the flying wing lighting signature with split headlamp clusters, along with a massive trapezoidal grille with a parametric pattern and a shark-nose shape that supports the new logo.
The new Buick Electra E5’s side profile shows a dynamic stance and muscular rear fenders where a unique molding extends the line of the windows along the D-pillar. The taillights are connected horizontally with highly distinctive wing-shaped LED lighting that enhances the feeling of refinement. Additionally, the center stop light in the spoiler echoes the new Buick logo.
Full specifications of the all-new Buick Electra E5 crossover – including powertrain, performance, estimated battery pack size, range and interior design – will be revealed in the coming days during an official unveiling event in China. As we’ve previously reported, the new Electra E5 is also expected to launch in North America as the brand’s first zero-emissions model in the region.