We all saw the gorgeous Buick WIldcat EV concept yesterday, but slipping under the radar, another Buick concept was unveiled in China: the Electra-X Concept SUV.
Buick plans to use “Electra” to name its future EVs, and this is our first look at a concept with the name attached to it. Specifically, Buick says this concept is “a preview of the production version of Buick’s next-generation electric vehicles in China, supported by GM’s revolutionary Ultium platform.”
Nowhere in Buick’s announcement does the brand say that this concept will carry over to future Buicks in the US, but it’s an interesting thought to entertain. The Electra-X Concept SUV looks like a fastback SUV, or crossover coupe, which is already common here in North America. Given that Buick plans to use the Ultium platform, that gives even more reason that something along these lines could make its way to US showrooms.
This particular concept is all about design and it is arguably the most attractive Buick SUV we’ve ever seen. Buick says the car’s “fresh and youthful” look is intended to appeal to younger customers. It certainly looks a lot sportier than we’re used to from Buick, which is a good thing. You’ll notice he wears a new Buick badge on the front. The front and rear lighting design is intended to resemble what we will see on future production cars, and like many lights today, they flash an animation at you as you approach the car.
The interior with four seats should look sporty and sleek. Plus, it shows off the flat floor capabilities of the Ultium platform. It feels airy thanks to the wraparound windshield and glass roof. The seats are wrapped in fabric made from recycled water bottles. You’ll also see “GS” etched into the interior, intended to hint that there will be electric GS models in the future.
The main screen is a 30-inch 6K display and the car features 5G connectivity for the fastest possible connection to the internet. Super Cruise in its most advanced current form is also on board, which is great to see for the Buick brand.