First teaser image of the Buick electric crossover concept | Automotive News
If you watched the Super Bowl last Sunday, you might have seen the ad featuring Dr. Evil as he pledges to save the world with General Motors electric vehicles. In a Twitter post promoting the announcement, Buick has now shared a first image of a concept that foreshadows an all-electric crossover that will be unveiled this summer.
As of now, the company isn’t saying much about the VE being developed. The image shows a very elegant LED headlight with a bonnet that advances a very angular shape, and the inscription at the bottom clearly indicates that it is a concept. The production version might look completely different, but you can bet the visual signature of the headlights previewed here will be part of the final version’s design – the image wasn’t chosen at random.
The concept remains unnamed for now, but remember that last December, GM filed a reservation request for the name Buick Electra, a request still in the analysis phase. Of course, GM might have other plans for the name than this crossover, but it’s hard not to make the connection with the all-electric model to come.
That said, there are other candidates for the designation that will end up in the trunk of the model. On January 26, GM made a reservation request for the Velite name. The name is already used in China where it designates a family of models; the Velite 5 is a plug-in hybrid sedan, the Velite 6 an electric SUV offering some 400 km of range (a plug-in model is also available) and the Velite 7 an electric SUV offering around 500 km of range.
Speculation aside, what is certain is that Buick will finally have something electric as it catches up with the rest of GM’s brands, all of which either already have electric models on the road or will soon.
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