The automaker’s main joint venture in China launched the all-new Buick Electra E4 during a special event in the city of Shanghai on June 19th, when it revealed all the details of the vehicle and started the order process for Buick’s all-electric crossover coupe. The Electra E4 is the brand’s second vehicle based on the Ultium architecture and introduces the sporty GS moniker for the first time on a zero-emissions model.
“The Electra E4 is an important addition to Buick’s growing electric vehicle family. Its premium sophistication and intelligent features reflect Buick’s progress in the new era of electrification,” said General Director of Buick Sales and Marketing at SAIC-GM, Cesar Toledo. “Together with the Electra E5, the Electra E4 will position the brand at the forefront of China’s mainstream EV segment for today’s stylish and sophisticated consumers, especially the younger generation,” he added.
In particular, the all-new Buick Electra E4 arrives in China with a very aggressive price range, along with a total of four variants across Smart, Premium and GS trim levels. All come standard with plenty of technology and safety features, including the new Buick Virtual Cockpit with the 30-inch Eyemax 6K curved display and a full suite a driver assist systems. Super Cruise is offered as optional equipment.
On a mechanical level, the Buick Electra E4’s base powertrain consists of a front-mounted motor that develops 180 kW or 241 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque, fed by a 65 kWh Ultium Battery pack with a CLTC range of 530 km or 329 miles. For its part, the GS AWD adds an additional rear Ultium Drive motor for a maximum output of 211 kW or 283 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque, with a range of 620 km or 385 miles.
The all-new Buick Electra E4 is now available to order at Buick’s official dealer network and deliveries will begin during the third quarter of the year in China, the only country where the Tri-Shield brand’s new model will be manufactured and sold. The Electra E4 is positioned below the all-new Buick Electra E5 with a more dynamic and emotional approach, aimed at a younger customer profile. Here are the launch prices:
- Electra E4 Smart: 189,900 yuan (about $26,520 USD at the current exchange rate)
- Electra E4 Premium: 209,900 yuan ($29,320 USD)
- Electra E4 GS: 219,900 yuan ($30,710 USD)
- Electra E4 GS AWD: 259,900 yuan ($36,300 USD)