“The Bolt is our platform that we’re going to continue on and have a huge range of vehicles,” said GM CEO Mary Barra earlier this year. Now InsideEVs reports that GM is planning an electric Buick crossover based on the Bolt platform.
According to InsideEVs’ “trusted/known source,” who recently attended a GM focus group, the new Buick will feature the same basic specs as the Bolt – the same 60 kWh battery, motor and 238-mile range, but perhaps a bit less acceleration – but will have its own distinctive look, and possibly some new features, such as a larger center touchscreen, and new seating with power controls. It’s expected to cost around $3,000 more than the Bolt.
Green Car Reports estimates that the new electric Buick could be more than two years from going on sale. Given the huge popularity of the Buick brand in China, it’s likely that the new model will be targeted at that market.