General Motors subsidiary Buick has unveiled the Wildcat EV concept car as part of it’s strategy to go all electric by 2030. All upcoming Buick vehicles will be based on Wildcat concept. It also features a totally redesigned logo for the first time in more than 3 decades.
“The Wildcat EV concept represents the real design future for the brand,” said Sharon Gauci, executive director, Global Buick and GMC Design. “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 first wildcat concept was introduced in 1953 followed by fresh concepts in 1954 and 1955 designed by GM’s Chief designer Harley Earl. The last wildcat debuted in 1985, a mid-engine sports car demonstrating newly developed engine technologies. The Wildcat EV concept also presents Buick’s new, expressive face, which is defined by a dramatic, forward-leaning front-end appearance with a low-mounted trapezoidal grille. The car is flanked by sharp, high-mounted, horizontal check mark-shaped illumination, while primary lighting is housed on the grille’s outside borders.
When the driver approaches, the lighting elements are set to produce a unique greeting choreography. It has a relaxed proportion that is matched by a low, wide stance. To emphasize the aggressive character, the windshield wraps around and flows into the side glass, which tapers drastically with the quick roofline.
- Semi-swing doors
- Unique aluminum trim
- Micro-LED lighting technology
- Thin-beam projector lenses
- Blade-style taillights
- 18-spoke “turbine” wheels