Following the pre-production start of the all-new Buick Electra E5 in China last week, SAIC-GM is now showing design details of Buick‘s new all-electric crossover.
General Motors’ main joint venture in China provided a closer look at the all-new Buick Electra E5’s exterior design, revealing the high level of execution of the Tri-Shield brand’s first production zero-emission vehicle, inspired by its new global Pure Design philosophy. The manufacturer points out that the Electra E5’s appearance presents principles of purity, refinement and many premium details that will be applied to the entire Buick line in the future.
“The Electra E5 telegraphs how dedicated Buick is to being a forward-looking, modern brand that’s really embracing the future with beautiful design and seamlessly integrated technology,” said Executive Director of SAIC-GM PATAC Design, Matt Noone. “Whether it’s the new face of Buick, the grille design, the lighting, the integration of the trim or the jewel-like detailing, you can see that it is not only a futuristic EV, but also a very premium-focused vehicle,” he added.
GM Authority has exclusively obtained a new gallery of official images that offer a closer look at the all-new Buick Electra E5’s design details from every angle, from the new corporate front end to the more striking aspects of the rear end. Highlights include the finely sculpted “parametric pattern” of the grille, detailed jewel-like format of the daytime running lights and taillights, as well as the harmonious integration of elements.
In the only Buick Electra E5 unit shown to date, the light blue-painted body, with its organic and elegant lines, features multiple gloss black accents and seemingly brushed aluminum trim with a matte finish that give it an understated premium character. High attention to aerodynamics is also appreciated in details such as the hidden door handles, the roof rails and the center stoplight carved in the rear spoiler.
The all-new Buick Electra E5 made its world debut on December 19th in China, where the new crossover is scheduled to officially launch and go on sale for the first time in the first half of this year. Electra E5 units for the Chinese market will be manufactured at the newly opened SAIC-GM Wuhan Ultium plant, which will be home to most of the upcoming Buick and Chevrolet brand EVs in that country.