Auto Shows Chevrolet FNR-X Concept Previews Volt-Based Crossover

22:02  20 april  2017
22:02  20 april  2017 Source:   Truck Trend

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Chevrolet FNR - X plug-in hybrid concept shown at the Shanghai Auto Show could preview Volt - based crossover . Chevrolet chose the world’s largest auto market, and its biggest show, to introduce the FNR - X plug-in hybrid crossover concept in Shanghai.

The Chevrolet FNR - X is the coolest concept in Shanghai. It's a plug-in too. Unfortunately it's purel a concept with no production intent. Just build a mid-sized BEV crossover , Chevy . No scissor doors, not idiotic “futuristic” driver info screen. No haptic buttons.

Plug-in hybrid concepts at auto shows are nothing new. It seems like nearly every new concept car at auto shows has a plug on it. However, when an industry titan with a history of plug-in hybrids like General Motors rolls one out, it’s worth taking notice. Chevrolet chose the world’s largest auto market, and its biggest show, to introduce the FNR-X plug-in hybrid crossover concept in Shanghai.

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Not only did Chevy renew its "CrossVolt" trademark in December 2014, it showed a concept car called the Chevrolet Volt MPV5 that was essentially a five-seat Volt tall wagon or crossover utility—fully The FNR - X previews a sporty SUV with a Camaro nose. It will be a plug-in hybrid with four-wheel drive.

The FNR - X (FNR standing for Find New Roads) takes the idea of a “ crossover ” literally. SEE ALSO: Jeep Yuntu Concept Previews a China-Only Hybrid. Corporate styling cues such as Chevrolet calls it an “all-terrain Advanced Driver Assist System,” which chooses the best route based on predictions

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The Volt plug-in has been on sale for close to seven years now and has a proven track record of reliable performance and a dedicated base of fans. The one gripe among owners is the lack of cargo and passenger space, something that could be addressed by a more utilitarian body like that of a crossover or minivan. The idea of a more practical vehicle on GM’s “Voltec” platform is not exactly new, with the Volt MPV5 concept shown at the Beijing Auto Show in 2010. A production version of that model never materialized. However, the chances for a production version of the FNR-X are much better, with consumer demand for crossovers of all shapes, sizes, and prices exploding worldwide.

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Teaser photo of Chevrolet FNR - X plug-in crossover utility concept for 2017 Shanghai auto show. Along with a plug-in hybrid version of the upcoming small Cadillac XT4 crossover , it may expand the company's Volt - based hybrids and plug-in hybrids into a thriving segment: all-wheel drive crossover

C.C. Weiss April 18, 2017. Chevy debuts the new FNR - X concept at Auto Shanghai (Credit: General Motors). Buick introduces Volt - based Velite 5 to China. NIO unveils production electric SUV. Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ crossover concept glides into Shanghai. Chevy plays with tech and styling

Among some of the features on the FNR-X concept are intelligent ambient LED lighting that changes according to driving mode, active aerodynamics to enhance efficiency, an OLED dynamic display system, and an intelligent speech recognition and interaction system. Few details in terms of performance, range, and drivetrain were given, other than a vague reference to an “all-terrain Advanced Driver Assist System” hinting at some sort of all-wheel drive.

Chevrolet FNR X Concept Previews Volt Based Crossover© Truck Trend Network Staff Chevrolet FNR X Concept Previews Volt Based Crossover

Subjectively, the FNR-X is also much more stylish and sporty than the somewhat staid MPV5, potentially giving it a broader demographic appeal to the all-important millennial market, as well as empty nesters and outdoor enthusiasts.

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