The automaker’s SAIC-GM joint venture in China revealed the all-new Buick Electra E4 GS, the sporty variant of the compact all-electric crossover developed exclusively for the Chinese market. The Electra E4 GS introduces notable distinctions from the regular E4, including exclusive interior and exterior design details as well as a more potent powertrain with all-wheel drive.
Notably, the all-new Buick Electra E4 GS becomes Buick’s first electric vehicle to adopt the Gran Sport moniker level that embodies the brand’s DNA and sporting inclination since 1965. The Electra E4 GS accentuates the sporty character with an exterior package that includes a black diamond-pattern grille, more aggressive trim elements, 20-inch wheels with bronze accents and Brembo six-piston brake calipers.
For its part, the interior design of the all-new Buick Electra E4 GS is also unique, with a blacked-out cabin and bronze-colored accents that run along the horizontal line of the dash as well as the door handles and upper trim. In addition, the sporty version adds distinctively patterned panels, more supportive two-tone GS front seats and a customized interface for the infotainment system in keeping with the crossover’s dynamic interior environment.
Mechanically, the Buick Electra E4 GS comes standard with all-wheel drive and two Ultium Drive motors – one on each axle. The powertrain generates a peak output of 211 kW or 283 horsepower and 465 Nm or 343 pound-feet of torque, powered by an Ultium battery pack that certifies a range of 620 km or 385 miles on a single charge under the China Light-Duty Vehicle Test Cycle (CLTC) standard.
The all-new Buick Electra E4 GS will be officially launched in China on June 19th along with the rest of the model range, positioned as a fresh-looking and bold crossover coupe aimed at young customers. The new Electra E4 is based on the same variant of the BEV3 platform as the all-new Buick Electra E5 and Chevy Equinox EV, and will be built exclusively at the new SAIC-GM Wuhan Ultium plant to supply the Chinese market.