Buick shows off the all-new Wildcat EV and says it’s only making electric vehicles now

by | Jun 2, 2022 - 11:38AM | Car Reviews, Cars, EV

Buick has unveiled the Wildcat EV concept and it looks incredible. 

The Wildcat is the beginning of an all-electric future for the brand, which said its lineup will be made up entirely of EVs by 2030. 

Interestingly, Buick has used a coupe to tease its future look rather than an SUV – even though the brand is made up entirely of SUVs. 

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Buick also said it had no plan to deviate from SUVs. 

“While it doesn’t align with an SUV portfolio, it probably is the best canvas in our mind to demonstrate the new design language,” Buick design director Bob Boniface said. 

The 2-door coupe concept has a streamlined, aggressive look, with sculpted sides. 

The doors are called semi-swing – which means part of the roof panel pops open to make it easier for passengers to get in and out (see the image above).

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Buick has also introduced its new logo on the EV; a simple tri-colored logo in red, white and blue. 

Images of the concept show a bold front-end appearance that features a low-mounted, trapezoidal grille. 

And it has sharp, high-mounted lighting designed to welcome the driver when they approach. 

Interior of the Buick Wildcat EV

Meanwhile inside, the cabin has colors “intended to strike an emotional chord”. 

We’re not sure what that means…

The cabin is finished in Legato Green and accented with brushed or polished aluminum trim. 

To finish the look, the design team added bright orange seat belts. 

The concept has cockpit-style seats with headrests that look like they’re floating. 

The car can also detect if the driver’s heart rate rapidly increases and will adjust the settings to calm them down. 

When Zen Mode is activated, it will dim the cabin lights, release calming aromatherapy scents and activate the massaging seats. 

While the Wildcat EV concept won’t make it into production, Buick said aspects of the car will be seen in new releases. 

“The Wildcat EV concept represents the real design future for the brand,” Global Buick and GMC Design executive director Sharon Gauci said. 

“Buick has always been forward-looking and this expression is a glimpse of where we’re going and the optimism we have for the limitless possibilities of an electric future.” 

The brand’s first all-electric car will go on sale next year. 

Buick Wildcat EV design highlights:

  • Distinctive semi-swing doors for easy entry and exit
  • Unique aluminum trim that flows into the interior seat structures
  • Micro-LED lighting technology and thin-beam projector lenses for the front lighting
  • Blade-style taillights embedded in the roof’s sail panels
  • An external “state of charge” indicator visible in the exterior hatchback glass
  • Jet Age-inspired 18-spoke “turbine” wheels 

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