Following the recent official launch of the all-new Buick Electra E5 in China, Buick‘s new family of all-electric Electra crossovers will begin to grow with the imminent arrival of the Buick Electra E4 – which will debut very soon in China.
Several sources familiar with the matter have just disclosed that General Motors’ SAIC-GM joint venture in China will officially reveal the upcoming Buick Electra E4 this month during a special event in the city of Shanghai, five months after the zero-emissions crossover was fully leaked in early 2023. Specifically, sources claim that the Electra E4 will debut on Monday, June 19th.
This unofficial information coincides with the plans previously announced by SAIC-GM, which in November 2022 announced that the upcoming Buick Electra E4 would debut in the middle of this year as the Tri-Shield brand’s second next-generation EV in the Chinese market. In fact, the Electra E4 is both the second member of the new Electra model family and the brand’s second vehicle based on GM’s Ultium architecture.
In particular, the upcoming Buick Electra E4 represents the production version of the Buick Electra-X Concept unveiled in the middle of last year, as GM Authority exclusively reported before the model was first caught on public roads and leaked in the media. As such, the Electra E4 retains the overall shape of the concept and the unique design features that make it stand out with its dynamic proportions and aggressive front fascia.
As indicated by its nameplate, the upcoming Buick Electra E4 will slot below the Buick Electra E5 with a slightly shorter body than its big brother, measuring 189.7 inches long, 75.3 inches wide and 62.2 inches tall. Meanwhile, the Electra E4’s wheelbase is 116.3 inches, identical to what the Electra E5 shares with the all-new Chevy Equinox EV.
It’s expected that the upcoming Buick Electra E4 will officially debut on June 19th and go on sale shortly after in China, where it will be manufactured as an exclusive model for the domestic Chinese market. In addition to the base front-wheel drivetrain and single-motor powertrain with an output of 180 kW or 241 horsepower, the Electra E4 will also offer two-motor AWD variants generating 211 kW or 283 horsepower.