Six months after the official launch of the all-new Buick Electra E5 in China, General Motors has just introduced the 2024 Buick Electra E5, adding a new entry-level trim in the Asian country.
The automaker launched the 2024 Buick Electra E5 lineup in China, which includes a new entry-level variant to Buick’s all-electric compact-to-midsize crossover that is already a best-seller in the Chinese market. In fact, the objective of the 2024 Buick Electra E5’s new base trim is to further increase the commercial reach of the model and further consolidate it as the spearhead of the brand’s zero-emissions strategy.
In particular, the 2024 Buick Electra E5’s new base variant is called Pioneer Edition and represents the fourth trim in the range, positioned below the current Smart, Enjoy and Avenir. The Electra E5 Pioneer Edition generall keeps the same appearance as the Smart while subtracting some comfort features to make it more affordable.
The interior of the new 2024 Buick Electra E5 Pioneer Edition has a simpler presentation with black panels and fewer advanced connectivity features, but maintains a good level of technological features such as the huge 30-inch freeform OLED screen as part of the new class-leading Buick Virtual Cockpit. Additionally, the active safety suite includes some smart features from the brand’s eCruise assisted driving system.
The 2024 Buick Electra E5 Pioneer Edition comes standard with a front-wheel drivetrain and a single Ultium Drive motor mounted on the front axle that develops 241 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque. Like the Smart and Enjoy variants with the Standard powertrain configuration, the 2024 Electra E5 Pioneer Edition’s Ultium Battery pack provides an outstanding driving range of 545 km or 338 miles on a full charge.
The new 2024 Buick Electra E5 Pioneer Edition is now available through the brand’s new direct sales channel, the iBuick online store and at select stores in the brand’s extensive dealer network in China, its largest volume market. The new entry-level version is manufactured along with the other configurations of the crossover at the SAIC-GM Wuhan Ultium plant, and has a highly competitive price of 169,900 yuan or about $23,250 USD at the current exchange rate.