Buick Electra E4 Spied Testing For First Time9
Just last week, GM Authority was the first to report that GM has green-lit the Buick Electra-X concept for production, most likely as the Buick Electra E4. Now, spy photographers have captured an Electra E4 prototype testing on public roads for the very first time.
Despite the tester being clad in heavy vinyl camouflage, we can still see that the general shape and proportions are very similar to that of the Electra-X concept.
Up front, there isn’t much detail to discern besides the headlights, which appear to be placeholder (non-production) units. It would also seem like the prototype features a front fascia design that is either similar or the same as the concept.
Beyond that, we expect that the Electra E4 will echo Buick’s new design language, which can be seen on the new Buick Envista, as well as the Buick Electra E5 that was leaked in China. This new brand image includes a thin, sharp lighting arrangement in the upper corners of the front fascia, with a signature boomerang-shaped LED signatures. Additionally, the new Tri-Shield Buick logo will be prominently displayed front-and-center.
On the side, we can see a traditional roofline similar to that of the Electra-X concept. However, the A-pillar is raked at a relatively sharp angle, likely to help improve aerodynamics.
Notably, the concept vehicle featured ultra-thin camera enclosures in place of the side mirrors, while this prototype is equipped with a more traditional side-view-mirror setup. In addition, the concept also highlighted flush-mounted door handles, which are present and accounted for on this prototype.
At the rear, we see the concept’s forward-leaning C-pillar and forward-leaning hatchback motif carry over to the prototype. Lower, we see placeholder taillights, although the cladding is arranged in such a way as to resemble the taillight housings seen on the Electra-X. Meanwhile, a shark-fin antenna can be seen above the liftgate.
The Electra E4 will ride on the GM BEV3 platform and will feature Ultium battery and Ultium Drive technology. The Electra E4 will one of several electric Buick models on the horizon, which will be called Electra followed by a number. GM has filed to trademark Electra E1 through E9 with the USPTO back in November. The Electra E4 will be positioned below the Electra E5.
From a market availability standpoint, the Electra E4 will be offered in China, but it’s currently unclear if GM will offer it in North America.
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Bring it on, GM, before it’s too late for Buick to hit the market while it’s wide open.
so fat Buick has been complete miss . I don’t see how it going survive mid 2000s .
I’ll tell ya how….
” Thank you to all the owners who rated Buick the #1 Overall Brand for New Vehicle Quality.”
Yeah, but they’re still ugly.
Jeff G: I do agree with that and Buick has been hitting it out of the park with quality for many years. But the problem is that they are now just one more brand offering one of the hundreds of cookie cutter CUV/SUV’s. There is zero to make people want a Buick over the others any more. They have no product (just 3 crossovers now) and it’s going to be a couple years before anything more really gets to their showrooms.
I truly appreciate Buick, but I also have no clue how they will survive outside of China.
Buick is HUGE in China…. Just sayin…
Good that Buick kept the Electra name copyrighted. Very appropriate for an EV.
I think this is the best looking EV that GM has come up with so far. Please bring it to America!
I actually like it, if you have read my previous writings on this GM authority site, you would see that i have a strong dislike to Crossovers and SUVs. This one actually looks like a hatchback car. It sits real low on the wheels and tires, not like SUVs that sit twelve inches above the wheel and tires and have the same ride and handling features like a drunken elephant, i should not say that, elephants are more aero-dynamic with a rounded head, body and rear, a lot different to the shoe box styled SUVs. GM is really putting some great cars out now, first was the 2023 Cadillac CT6, then the Celestiq, the 2023 Lacrosse running around in camo, the Buick wildcat coupe and four door show cars. GM stylist are doing a fantastic job lately, i knew they would come to their senses soon. It is either that, or GM is hiring retired designers back again due to the work shortage over Covid. Keep up the good work guys, that is why GM cars have always been the best lookers in the past.