Buick Enspire Concept Live From Beijing
26 April 2018 - motor1
After a single teaser, Buick has unveiled its attractive Enspire concept in China ahead of going on display in Beijing on April 25.
In addition to looking good, the model features an electric powertrain that produces 550 horsepower (410 kilowatts) and allows for a 370-mile (596-kilometer) range. Buick estimates the SUV would hit 60 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in four seconds.
The brand uses the concept to show off a fantastic take on its existing design language. In front, the Enspire feature a broad grille and skinny, chrome spears incorporate the LED headlights. Big intakes dominate each corner of the vehicle's face. The side and rear feature smooth contours, and there's a trendy floating roof. To match the front, a strip of LED taillights stretch all the way across the rear.
Buick calls the interior theme "surround skyline," but the company's single photo doesn't provide a very good look at the cabin. It's clearly quite a high tech place, though. The company imagines tech that would turn the entire windshield into a head-up display. This would mean never needing to look away from the road for seeing navigation instructions because augmented reality simply highlights the street ahead to show the driver the correct way to go. If that somehow isn't helpful enough, there's a redundant navigation display in the instrument panel. In a luxurious touch, the center console and armrests feature a mix of wood and suede.
There aren't many further details about the Enspire's electric powertrain. In addition to its high power and long range, the system reportedly supports fast charging for recouping 80 percent of the battery's capacity in 40 minutes.