China is the largest market for the Buick brand.
This five-seat SUV will reach its first customers at the beginning of 2023.
A second Ultium EV will be introduced in China next year.
It’s not a secret, Buick vehicles are much more popular in China than anywhere else in the world, which explains why this market gets a number of Buick models that are not offered to North American buyers.
This could gradually change however since electric vehicles tend to be created with more global aspirations. This is the case of the Ultium line of electric vehicles from General Motors, of which Buick is about to introduce its first model in China.
Few details are known about this model as of now except that it will be a five-seat SUV that will be unveiled by the end of the year, with deliveries starting at the beginning of 2023.
This is not the first electric vehicle for the brand since it has been offering the Velite line of EVs in the country for five years already.
Since it will be built on the same platform as a number of new models introduced in North America by other GM divisions, this model could arrive on our continent later on.
On the other hand, the company says this model’s battery will feature a cell design tailored for China and its assembly is likely to be entrusted to one of the automaker’s Chinese factories.
According to the company, this model and most of its future EVs will be equipped with the Super Cruise driver assistance system as well as a virtual cockpit digital instrument panel developed by GM’s Shanghai engineering team.
More details about this model will come in the next few weeks and Buick is already hinting at a second Ultium-based electric vehicle for China that will be unveiled somewhere in 2023.