New Buick Electra 5 EV Breaks Cover Completely Undisguised In China


Official photos of the upcoming, all-electric Buick Electra E5, have been published by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, in China. The photos show the Ultium-based, five-seat, electric crossover in all its glory.

It features a design that is reminiscent of the Electra X concept, albeit significantly toned down for production. A filled-in, but still patterned grille, is the first clear indicator that this is an all-electric vehicle.

The general shape of the non-grille, and it’s interaction with the side elements clearly comes from the Electra X concept, as do the thin headlights, though their DRLs are much less complex than those installed on the show car.

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Around the side, the Electra E5 has a much more practical silhouette than the concept car that Buick showed in Shanghai, and the body work is less complex. In fact, this looks much like a test model we caught driving around Michigan recently. At the back, the taillights are simple but stretch across the entirety of the tailgate, just as previewed.

According to the documents, the Electra E5 is 4,892 mm (193-inches) long, 1,905 mm (75-inches) wide, and 1,681 mm (66-inches) tall. That makes this about 250 mm (10-inches) longer than the American Buick Envision, and about 300 mm (12-inches) shorter than the Enclave. The vehicle will be offered with 18- and 20-inch wheels.

Earlier this month, our spies caught the North American version of the Buick Electra testing here in Detroit

Based on GM’s newfangled Ultium platform, the new vehicle will have access to the automaker’s latest tech, which includes cutting edge infotainment and Super Cruise advanced driver assistance, which should help drivers sail down the highway in comfort.

The Electra E5 will weigh 2,570 kg (5,666 lbs), and under the hood, as it were, the government documents reveal that its all-electric powertrain will be capable of making 180 kW (241 hp/245 PS).

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