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A Preview Of What Chinese Customers Can Expect

Buick Electra-X Concept Corvette electric SUV
Image via Buick.

There was considerable concern rising after the 2021 virtual Consumer Electronics Show presentation, where we got a glimpse at some of the upcoming electric vehicles General Motors has been working on. More specifically, one of the SUVs with a similar headlight design to the C8 Corvette caught people’s attention. But we can rest easy knowing that it’s not an electric Corvette SUV, but a Buick. The Buick Electra-X Concept is an electric Coupe-Crossover that will be for China.

Buick Electra-X Concept: Not A Corvette SUV

The Electra-X sports Buick features a new tri-shield badge, which sits on a newly designed front end. The design of this Buick SUV describes it as a “shark-nose” that leans forward and integrates a new trapezoidal grille. Indeed, very akin to the Corvette, and just as well to the low-roof Buick Wildcat concept that was also revealed. The forward section is finished with high-mounted check-mark-style headlights. On the edges of the grille, the headlights are complemented by aviation-inspired lamps, which will be a signature of Buick designs in the future. The lights also dance when you approach the vehicle as a greeting animation. The Buick Electra-X can also project information for added pedestrian protection at the side and rear.

Buick Electra-X Concept Interior

While Buick calls the Electra-X an SUV, it features coupe-like proportions and a low profile to highlight the EV’s athletic character. Which, if there were to be a Corvette SUV, it would probably take on the same profile. In addition, 21-inch wheels further enhance the car’s look and are aerodynamically optimized. On the inside, the EV features four seats set up for maximum comfort with wraparound glass and a panoramic sunroof to make the car feel more spacious. The seats are upholstered in a 3D knit fabric made from recycled plastic bottles.

The Buick Electra-X is as much a tech showcase as it is a design showcase. Slim air vents are integrated into the instrument panel, and the concept features what Buick is calling a Virtual Cockpit System. It features a 30-inch freeform display that produces images with 6K resolution and can reflect a billion colors. It also has a pixel density that approaches the human eye’s limit.

All that said, a Corvette SUV is still expected. It’s just not this.

Buick Electra-X Concept

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Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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