2025 Buick Electra
It has been confirmed by Buick that the Electra will be the moniker for a family of all-electric SUVs in the near future. The first Electra SUV, built on the same platform as the new Cadillac Lyriq EV, will hit the market in 2025, and it will take heavy styling cues from the Wildcat EV Concept shown above. Despite the Wildcat’s status as a sports car, Buick has pledged that all of its future offerings, whether electric or gas-powered, will be SUVs.
We acknowledge that this is a perplexing situation. Wildcat was conceived as a design experiment to generate ideas for future Buick vehicles; the fact that it ended up looking like an automobile was a happy accident. By 2030, Buick plans to have only electric sport utility vehicles in its lineup.
While the first Electra EV’s powertrain and estimated driving range have yet to be disclosed, we may extrapolate from what we know about the Lyriq and assume that it will feature an Ultium battery pack of roughly 100 kWh and a range of 300 miles or more. It’s possible that we’ll see models with either a front- or all-wheel-mounted engine. The first generation of the Electra SUV, according to Buick, will debut in 2023. The 2025 model year version will enter production in 2024.
As more information becomes available, we’ll update this story with more details about:
- EV Motor, Power, and Performance
- Range, Charging, and Battery Life
- Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe
- Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
- Infotainment and Connectivity
- Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
- Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
2023 BUICK ELECTRA: MODEL PREVIEW & RELEASE DATE
The Electra nameplate will be brought back by Buick in 2024. The company claims the car will feature its new branding and play a significant role in the company’s electrification plans. Buick has announced plans to switch to an entirely electric lineup by the year 2030, joining other major automakers in making this transition. The recently revealed Buick Wildcat EV concept will serve as a major inspiration for the next generation of automobiles.
The new Ultium electric powertrain will reportedly be shared between the 2023 Buick Electra and the Cadillac LYRIQ EV. The new system, as described by Buick, consists of high-efficiency motors placed in a differential-free configuration at the front and rear axles. If you need a comparison, the Cadillac LYRIQ produces around 325 lb-ft of torque and 340 hp. For an estimated range of 300 miles, the LYRIQ uses a 12-module, 100-kWh battery. We anticipate the Buick Electra to perform similarly if this output makes it into production.
In 2020, Buick unveiled the Electra concept, which featured a spacious, space capsule-like interior, a hidden rearview mirror that materialises when the crossover is turned on, a curved high-resolution console screen that spans most of the dash, and butterfly-wing doors with integrated facial recognition to unlock them.
Although it’s unlikely that all of these features will make it into production as detailed, a high-resolution infotainment screen and built-in facial recognition could make the cut. The Cadillac LYRIQ, on the other hand, will have a curved 33-inch screen and support digital keys.
No information is currently available on baseline features such standard safety, driver assistance, and connectivity. One thing we do know is that the LYRIQ will include Super Cruise, allowing for hands-free driving on roads that are compatible with it. We anticipate that when the next-generation Buick Electra is manufactured, it will make use of equivalent technology.
The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ, Jaguar I-PACE, Tesla Model X, and Audi e-tron are just some of the rivals the Buick Electra will face.
Keep checking back for more information as it becomes available.
Concept version of the 2020 Buick Electra.