Buick, the venerable American brand that has been struggling to attract younger buyers, is betting big on electric vehicles. The company has unveiled its latest concept car, the Buick Envista, a sleek and spacious crossover that could rival Tesla and other premium EV makers.
The Buick Envista revealed at the Shanghai Auto Show, is a four-door coupe with a futuristic design, a spacious interior, and a powerful electric drivetrain. The electric car is expected to go into production in 2024 and will be sold in China and North America.
The Buick Envista electric SUV is part of GM's ambitious plan to launch 30 new EVs by 2025, as the automaker aims to become a leader in the electric vehicle market. GM has invested $27 billion in electric and autonomous vehicles and has developed a new battery platform called Ultium, which will power the Buick Envista and other upcoming models.
The Buick Envista is designed to appeal to young and affluent customers who are looking for a stylish and eco-friendly vehicle. The car has a sleek silhouette, with a low roofline, a long hood, and a short rear overhang. The front grille features a backlit Buick logo, while the headlights and taillights have a wing-shaped motif. The car also has scissor doors that open upward, adding to its futuristic look.
The interior of the Buick Envista is spacious and luxurious, with four individual seats that can recline and swivel. The dashboard features a large curved screen that displays the infotainment system and the driver's information. The center console has a touchpad that controls various functions, while the steering wheel has haptic feedback buttons. The car also has a panoramic sunroof that can change its transparency and ambient lighting, that can create different moods.