Produced between 1959 and 1990, the Buick Electra was offered in all manner of configurations, including a coupe, a convertible, a sedan, and even a station wagon. Though it was eventually killed in favor of the otherwise unremarkable Park Avenue, Buick has revived the name for a preview of what’s to come.
Marrying the stance of a four-seater crossover with the low-slung styling of a grand tourer, the Electra EV concept marks a new space-inspired chapter in Buick’s design language. At the front, the car features “breathing” Matrix LED lamps complemented by a fully-illuminated grille, resulting in a unique three-dimensional flow-through effect. Around the side, the Electra EV comes with front and rear butterfly wing doors, each of which supports facial recognition for convenient access. And when it comes to the interior, Buick’s outfitted the concept with tons of technological features, including a retractable steering wheel, a curved screen interface, and an AI-powered personal voice assistant. But that’s not all — there’s even a floating skateboard hidden under the rear bumper for added mobility options. Powered by a 583 hp dual-electric-motor drivetrain, the concept would offer about 410 miles of range with a claimed 0-60mph time of just 4.3 seconds.