GM unveiled the new Buick Electra-X Concept in China over the summer, pulling the sheets on a sleek four-door hatchback with futuristic, all-electric crossover styling. Now, GM Authority has exclusively learned that the Buick Electra-X Concept has received the green light for production.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the production version of the Buick Electra-X – possibly named Electra E4 – will retain the same overall shape as the concept, including the same general proportions and body style. The new crossover will also carry the same design that debuted with the concept vehicle this past June.
That includes the front fascia, which will receive relatively minor changes compared to the concept. Notably, the Buick Electra-X concept introduced new front-end styling echoed elsewhere in the Buick lineup, including the new Buick Envista crossover, as well as the upcoming Buick Electra E5 crossover that leaked in China last month. They styling cues will be repeated with the upcoming, refreshed 2024 Buick Encore GX as well.
Highlights include slim and sharp lighting elements in the upper corners of the fascia, as well as a broad lower grille section set at a sharp angle for the leading edge of the nose. The new Tri-Shield Buick logo will be front and center.
Moving over the the sides, the upcoming Buick Electra-X production vehicle will include flush-mounted door handles similar to the concept, but more-traditional sideview mirrors compared to ultra-thin cameras seen on the concept. The production model will also be equipped with new wheels that are a bit more production-friendly.
Looking in the rear, the Buick Electra-X production vehicle will have taillights similar in shape to those of the concept, with housings the cut into the rear quarter panel and extend down into the rear fascia. Topping it off will be a comms fin mounted on the roof.
Under the skin, the upcoming Buick Electra-X production vehicle will be all-electric, running the GM BEV3 platform for the bones. In terms of positioning, the Electra-X is expected to slot in below the Electra E5.
Further details are expected in the future, so stay tuned. In the meantime, remember to