So far Buick is the only brand in GM’s lineup that hasn’t unveiled an EV based on GM’s new Ultium platform. But that’s about to change, well at least in China, since Buick has confirmed that it will introduce its first Ultium-based electric vehicle later this year in China. The deliveries of the five-passenger electric SUV will begin in the first half of 2023 in China.

The EV will be followed by a second EV that will be introduced next year.

“With the highly flexible Ultium platform at their core, the new models will play a strategic role for Buick in China’s highly competitive EV market,” said Cesar Toledo, general director of Buick Sales and Marketing at SAIC-GM. “They will start a new chapter in the brand’s accelerated transformation toward electrification and intelligent mobility, reinforcing our commitment to bringing in the latest technologies to meet our customers’ evolving needs.”

The Buick EV will be available with GM’s Super Cruise driver assist technology as well as the new-generation Virtual Cockpit System that has been jointly developed by GM and PATAC.