Buick is joining GM in its all-electric transition with plans to release several new EV models in the next few years, with the eventual goal of fully electrifying its entire lineup by the 2030 calendar year. We already told you about two upcoming Buick electric vehicles – the Buick Electra E4 and E5. Now, however, GM Authority has learned that Buick is planning another battery electric crossover.
The upcoming, yet-to-be-named Buick crossover would be a more premium model that would launch in 2027. It would enter the D crossover segment with regard to exterior dimensions, slotting above the aforementioned Buick Electra E5 with regard to the Tri-Shield brand’s North American product lineup.
Perhaps even more interesting is that it will be built on GM’s currently-unannounced BEV Prime architecture. Although details on the BEV Prime platform are few and far between (to put it mildly), GM Authority sources indicate that it will be a more premium and more refined version of the GM BEV3 architecture that currently underpins the Cadillac Lyriq, and that will also underpin the aforementioned Buick Electra E5 and Electra E4. Other electric GM models that will also use the BEV3 platform include the Cadillac Celestiq, Chevy Blazer EV, Chevy Equinox EV, and other unannounced GM EVs. Additionally, another source tells us that the GM BEV Prime platform could feature provisions to fit larger GM Ultium batteries for greater driving range and higher levels of performance.
The upcoming Buick D-segment electric crossover is poised to be built at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan.
Meanwhile, the new Electra E5 made its world debut in China last month, introducing the brand’s new design language and new nomenclature for EVs. The E5 uses the BEV3 platform, along with GM Ultium motors and Ultium Drive motor systems.
Meanwhile, a smaller Buick electric crossover, the Buick Electra E4, is set to debut in China later this year. Leaks reveal compact sizing and sleek styling. In fact, as GM Authority exclusively reported late last year, the E4 is the production version of the Buick Electra-X concept that was unveiled last year. Critically, the Buick Electra E4 won’t be sold in North America.