The new all-electric concept has its premiere at the recent Beijing Motor Show and that isn’t surprising in any way. China is Buick’s chief market, where it marks better sales compared to North America. In the end, it is a matter of prestige. After Tesla’s launch, every premium carmaker started to work fact on completely brand new, electrified lineups. Since the 2019 Buick Enspire wants to retain its premium status available on the market, this seems like a logical measure. The newest model could reach the market currently within the following year, as 2019 Enspire.
2019 Buick Enspire Redesign and Concept
The current auto show in Beijing showed us a fairly attractive crossover, which appears to be way ahead of the brand’s current design language. Is this how the 2019 Buick Enspire models will look like in the future, it is hard to say. Anyway, you can notice a great deal of sharp outlines, unusual with this brand. The front end includes easy-notable attractive narrow LED lighting, although one of the intriguing details is front bumper. Interestingly, it includes air intakes.
At this time, we can’t say is this only a decorative detail. Also, it’s going to be providing fresh air to cool electric motors and battery. On the other side, a grim grille certainly makes it crystal clear that there is not any internal-combustion engine under the hood, which requires air-cooling. At the rear end, you may observe a roofline which has a bit of familiarity with a few GMC models, though the other parts of the rear end are unique.
Interior and Design
The cabin of the new concept looks very futuristic but retains a huge dose of sophistication. The first thing you will see is plenty of horizontal and curvy lines all over the cottage. A large touchscreen follows these lines and comes with a fairly unusual form. Pretty much all controllers are digital, which a brand new steering wheel makes it clear that this is both performance and luxury car.
Also, you can observe a bunch of chrome information, which accentuate the car’s sporty personality. Contemplating this type of futuristic approach, it is really hard to say, how much the production model will imitate the concept. Of course, the company might want to cut expenses, so installing of a more production-friendly dashboard and other areas of the cabin appears to be pretty certain.
2019 Buick Enspire Engine
Another important aspect of the new 2019 Buick Enspire is powertrain. GM already has decent experience in constructing electric powertrains, as well as couple powerful electrical cars in its lineup. But, we’ve never seen such hi-performance electric cars from some of GM’s brands. This one includes a pretty powerful electric powertrain, which provides around 550 horsepower. Such quantity of power guarantees exceptional performances, so 0-60 time must figure around 4 minutes.
According to the latest reports, this crossover will be able to create 370 miles on a single charge. Moreover, there will be a fast-charging alternative. In only 40 minutes, you’ll be able to charge 80 percent of the battery. This would be sufficient for almost 300 miles. When it comes to the drivetrain, it is still unclear whether we are likely to see an AWD layout or not.
2019 Buick Enspire Manufacturing
Though introduced only a couple of months ago, it would appear that this concept is about to get a production version. Latest reports indicate that the 2019 Buick Enspire may come already within the next year. Nonetheless, it remains unclear just how tightly the production model will resemble this beautiful concept. In any way, this would be a huge refresh of the Buick’s lineup. An electric crossover will just confirm the brand’s good standing at the Chinese market.
On the other side, a luxury crossover like this seems like a good tool to re-establish a good reputation on the U.S. market. When it comes to potential opponents, some of the most important manufacturers already work on their all-electric crossovers. Some of the models may be lead competitors are the forthcoming Jaguar I-Pace, as well as the newest Audi e-Tron Quattro, which is also in a late stage of evolution.