Buick is not a power player in the SUV segment. But, its exclusive crossovers have many fans. And now, the company is about to turn things up with a stunning concept – Buick Enspire EV. For a while, we can hear that the carmaker is planning to add such vehicle to its lineup. But, now everything is official. The EV crossover concept had a debut in Beijing.
We all know that concept vehicles and production models can be very different. Also, carmakers are showing off at such happenings. So, it is not unusual for fans to see the new vehicle there, but never in production. Whatsoever, this is not going to be the case with a Buick Enspire EV crossover concept. It is just a matter of time when the manufacturer is going to announce its sales.
Buick Enspire EV Crossover Concept Specs
We have the initial info that will stun all fans of electric vehicles. The Buick Enspire EV is an upgraded version of Chevy Bolt in every way. Its construction and electric battery are bringing everything to another level. First of all, the Enspire electric SUV will use a larger battery. Chevrolet Bolt puts out 200 hp from 150 kW motor. Buick’s crossover concept will not double it but burst to 550 hp. Well, the battery is much larger, since the Buick Enspire EV should use a 410 kW unit.
The Buick Enspire EV crossover concept will be able to go 370 miles without recharging. This is a jaw-dropping number already, but we will have to check other performance to make it even more stunning. The SUV will sprint to 60 mph in just 4 seconds. Finally, it takes 40 minutes for the vehicle to recharge 80 percent of the battery. Nevertheless, presenters were not specific what kind of power outlet the Enspire EV needs. We assume a wireless charging is also an option.
Buick Enspire EV Crossover Concept Styling
The Buick Enspire EV concept shows the futuristic way of thinking in every detail. Not just the electric vehicle, but also the design. The SUV is going to be pretty wide. However, it will boost aerodynamics with smooth hood- and roofline. A unique grille and horizontal bar lights are creating the dynamic duo which adds some aggressiveness to its overall appearance. LED lamps at both ends boosts overall elegance.
Buick Enspire EV Competition
The electric segment in crossover class is not so crowded yet, so the Buick Enspire EV is not going to have too many rivals. Of course, Tesla is the dominant force here. Also, Jaguar I-Pace draws a lot of attention. However, Enspire electric SUV is not going to conquer the market so easily. Such high outputs will skyrocket the price. Estimations are not available yet, but it could be on par with Tesla Model X or the upcoming Model Y.
Everyone confirm that Buick Enspire EV crossover concept is a wise move by GM. First of all, the SUV segment is the fastest-growing in the entire industry. It is already the most popular, and there are no indications of slowing down. Furthermore, many companies are developing hybrids, as the step before they launch electric vehicles. Toyota, Ford, BMW… all leading carmakers are having plans of electrification. The Buick Enspire EV SUV will have the pole position when the time comes for such vehicles to step up and take over the show.