U.S. carmaker Buick still has the image of being an “old-timer”. This is not least thanks to the Buck Regal from 1987. In the future, however, they want to focus solely on electric cars and are giving an interesting preview with the concept car of a coupe.
Buick focuses on e-cars
Starting in 2024, Buick plans to launch the first all-electric vehicle in North America. By the end of the decade, they then want to offer exclusively electric vehicles, as The Verge reports. These are then to be offered under the name Electra.
The Wildcat is the first exciting concept car to be shown in the form of a futuristic-looking coupe that draws attention with striking, curved shapes and a “Silver Arrow look.”
So the iconic logo of the manufacturer, composed of three shields, is modernized. This makes Buick the last of the four automakers under the General Motors umbrella to unveil its e-car plans.
Buick Wildcat concept: wellness treatment in a chic runabout
The Buick Wildcat looks sleek, that much is certain. You can’t expect technical data from the concept car just yet, but the design makes quite a statement. But Buick doesn’t just want to herald the future in terms of design; the experimental features also sound exciting.
The Wildcat stands on wide wheels and is quite flat. Part of the roof can open to make it easier to get in and out. The chrome rims have the look of a turbine, while the exterior mirrors focus exclusively on a camera. A small display on the inside shows what’s behind the car.
The interior of the Buick Wildcat could also be straight out of a science fiction movie. The cockpit is dominated by a huge display. The e-car is also supposed to be able to react to the mood of the driver.
If the Wildcat detects an elevated heart rate, it automatically dims the lights and turns on a seat massage function. Thanks to the aromatherapy function, the e-car also creates a pleasant atmosphere – at least that’s Buick’s idea.
Incidentally, the Wildcat is not a new name at Buick. Back in the 1960s, the US carmaker launched a sedan of the same name. “The Buick brand is committed to an all-electric future by the end of the decade. Buick’s new logo, use of the Electra name and a new design provide a preview of how our future products will be presented within the brand,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick.