Want a sneak peek at a couple of the upcoming battery-electric vehicles from General Motors ? Look no further than this year’s Beijing Auto Show, where GM has unveiled two intriguing new plug-in Buicks.
One is just a show car, at least for now. But GM said the other is headed for production — and both incorporate some new technologies that hint at the potential for GM’s upcoming line of long-range electric vehicles.
The show car: Buick Enspire
Officially, the Buick Enspire is a “concept,” or show car. Automakers use concept cars for a few different reasons: Sometimes, they’re intended to show the direction of the company’s thinking around styling, technology, or both. But there are also times when a concept car is a veiled preview of something the company actually plans to put into production.