The all-new Buick Electra E5 crossover is now on sale in China, ushering in a new era with the Electra family of vehicles for the all-electric offensive of the best-selling American brand in the Asian country. In fact, the Electra E5 debuts in the Chinese market with an aggressive starting price of 208,900 yuan (about $30,400 USD at current exchange rates), which places it below the Buick Envision priced from 209,900 yuan (or $30,600 USD).
“The arrival of the Electra E5 represents the evolution of Buick as well as the brand’s ongoing move toward electrification and intelligent driving in its largest market,” said General Director of Buick Sales and Marketing at SAIC-GM, Cesar Toledo. “Its modern styling and seamless integrated technology, combined with the game-changing Ultium platform, provide an exceedingly safe, smart and comfortable EV experience,” he added.
The launch lineup of the all-new Buick Electra E5 in China is made up of five variants spanning three trim levels: Smart, Enjoy and Avenir. In addition, the Electra E5 also sports three different Ultium Battery pack and powertrain configurations named Standard, Long-range and AWD (exclusive to Avenir), offering EV ranges of 545 km (338 miles), 620 km (385 miles) and 603 km (375 miles) – respectively.
The new Buick Electra E5 features a front-wheel drivetrain and a single front-mounted Ultium Drive motor that offers 241 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque in Standard configuration, and an output of 201 horsepower in Long-range versions. For its part, the range-topping Electra E5 Avenir AWD adds a rear-mounted motor for a combined output of 283 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque.
The all-new Buick Electra E5 is now available through the new direct sales channel that currently includes 12 urban EV showrooms, dedicated EV zones at select stores in the Buick official dealer network, and the revamped iBuick app exclusively for China. The Electra E5 introduces class-leading innovative equipment such as the 30-inch Eyemax 6K curved display, the latest Buick eConnect operating system and enhanced Super Cruise.
Here is Buick Electra E5 pricing in China:
- Electra E5 Smart Standard: 208,900 yuan (about $30,410 USD at the current exchange rate)
- Electra E5 Smart Long-range: 225,900 yuan ($32,900 USD)
- Electra E5 Enjoy Standard: 222,900 yuan ($32,450 USD)
- Electra E5 Enjoy Long-range: 239,900 yuan ($34,900 USD)
- Electra E5 Avenir AWD: 278,900 yuan ($40,600 USD)