The Buick Electra E4 starts at RMB 189,900 in China, with deliveries set to begin in July.

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General Motors' Buick brand has clearly adapted to the competitive Chinese electric vehicle (EV) market, launching its second model built on GM's Ultium platform at a competitive price and fast delivery pace.

Buick officially made the Electra E4, an all-electric coupe SUV, available in China yesterday, just two months after the launch of the Electra E5, its first model built on the Ultium platform.

The Buick Electra E4 is available in four versions in China, starting at RMB 189,900 ($26,520), RMB 209,900, RMB 219,900 and RMB 259,900 respectively.

For comparison, the Model Y, the best-selling electric SUV in China, starts at RMB 263,900 and the EC7, 's coupe SUV, starts at RMB 458,000.

The model will gradually become available in showrooms and its delivery will begin in July, Buick said.

The car is an all-electric coupe SUV with a length, width and height of 4,818 mm, 1,912 mm and 1,581 mm, respectively, and a wheelbase of 2,954 mm.

For comparison, the Electra E5 measures 4,892 mm in length, 1,905 mm in width and 1,655 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,954 mm.

The Buick Electra E4 is available in two power versions, the dual-motor version with a maximum output of 143 kW for the front electric motor and 68 kW for the rear electric motor, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds.

Its single-motor version features a front motor with a maximum output of 150 kW.

The Buick Electra E4 is powered by a ternary lithium-ion battery supplied by a joint venture between and SAIC, with a 65-kWh pack for the standard range version and a CLTC range of 530 km. Its long-range version has a pack capacity of 79.7 kWh and a CLTC range of 620 km.

Buick is one of the most aggressive in embracing the transition to electrification in the Chinese auto industry. It launched the Electra E5 on April 13, offering five versions with starting prices of RMB 208,900, RMB 222,900, RMB 225,900, RMB 239,900, and RMB 278,900 respectively.

On April 25, Buick announced that the Electra E5 received more than 8,000 orders after 12 days on the market.

On May 29, SAIC Motor, a joint venture between GM and SAIC, said the first deliveries of Electra E5 vehicles had begun, but did not announce the number of deliveries.

($1 = RMB 7.1614)

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