On June 19th, SAIC GM Buick's new pure electric medium-sized sedan SUV-- Buick E4 was officially launched, with a total of four new models priced between 189900 and 259900 yuan.
The Buick E4 can be regarded as the sedan version of the Buick E5. It is the second model built by the Buick brand based on the Autenon pure electric platform. In appearance, there are two options: the ordinary version and the GS version. The GS version is actually the sports version of the Buick E4, with little difference in appearance on both sides. Single-motor two-wheel drive and dual-motor four-wheel drive version are available.
In terms of appearance, the new car uses a new "PLRE Design" design concept, highly restore the ELECTRA-X concept car design, the overall shape is more avant-garde. The front face is designed with a large trapezoidal closed grille, the interior is supplemented by a black honeycomb shape, a chrome strip is added around the frame, and the headlights on both sides adopt a family split shape and retain the closed middle net design. with the new Buick brand logo, the overall recognition is very high and the movement is full of flavor. In addition, the E4 GS version is also equipped with a dedicated sports kit, the decorations on both sides are blackened and the GS logo is incorporated into the grille.
In the rear part, the new car taillight adopts double tail wing penetrating design, and the interior uses three-stage design, which has a very high degree of recognition after lighting. In addition, the upper part of the new car taillight is equipped with a raised black duckling tail spoiler, which is matched with a hollowed-out spoiler on the roof, which further enhances the visual tension of the vehicle.
On the side of the body, the new car has smooth lines and adopts slip-back design, with hidden door handles and low wind resistance wheels, which makes the vehicle more car-running SUV design style. The E4 GS model has been blackened in many details, including the exterior rearview mirror, window frame, bottom enclosure, etc., and the rims have been replaced with 20-inch floral low wind resistance rims and equipped with Brembo six-piston calipers. In terms of size, the length, width and height of the new car are 4818/1912/1581mm, the wheelbase is 2954mm, and the positioning is medium and large SUV. For comparison, the Buick E5 has a length, width and height of 4892/1905/1684mm and a wheelbase of 2954mm. In contrast, the length of the new car is reduced by 74mm, the height is reduced by 103mm, but the width is increased by 7mm, and the wheelbase is consistent.
In terms of interior decoration, the shape of the new car is relatively simple, and the functional layout of the center console is similar to that of Buick E5, equipped with EYEMAX 30-inch curved 6K connected screen, built-in Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip, of which EYEMAX 30-inch curved 6K connected screen is composed of LCD dashboard and multimedia display, in addition, the new car also has 1.2square meter canopy roof, 121color rhythmic atmosphere lights and other configurations. The E4 GS model is also equipped with its own night glow bronze interior color, with GS limited pattern panels, glowing welcome pedals and multiple suede materials to make the interior look more classy.
In terms of power, the Buick Electra E4 standard endurance version is equipped with 65kWh capacity battery, permanent magnet synchronous motor maximum power 180kW, maximum torque 330Nm, CLTC service 530km. The four-wheel drive version of GS adopts the layout of front permanent magnet synchronous motor and rear induction asynchronous motor, with maximum power 211kW, maximum torque 465N ·m, and CLTC mileage 620km.
On April 13 this year, the Buick E5 officially launched, positioning the medium and large SUV, offering a total of five models with a price range of 20.89-278900 yuan. As the first pure electric vehicle based on Buick Orteergy pure electric platform, using the latest Buick LOGO and the latest family design language, except for the Buick E5 Avia with front / rear dual motors and four-wheel drive system, the other four models are single motor and front wheel drive. The Buick E5 sold 318 vehicles in May, according to the data.
Taken together, the Buick E4 is equivalent to the "youth version" of the Buick E5, which is younger and personalized in shape, and may attract some young consumers after the new car. Of course, from the perspective of product positioning, Buick E4 and Buick E5 are highly similar, so Buick E4 may erode the market share of Buick E5 to some extent.
According to the plan, by the end of 2025, Buick will launch five Autor platform models to accelerate the layout of mainstream new energy markets such as MPV, SUV and sedans. As to whether the launch of more models will bring new sales growth for Buick, it is worth watching.
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