General Motors Company has decided to expand the car`s market with another great vehicle. It is the Chevrolet FNR-X Concept. The car maker revealed it firstly at the Auto Shanghai two years ago as the FNR Concept model. The “FNR” stands for “Find New Roads”. And after that, the Chevrolet FNR-X debuted at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show.
The new Cadillac FNR-X Concept represents the result of hard working, innovation and creativity. The main goal was to make the powerful vehicle which will be capable. So, the result is the FNR-X model which has got SUV-like body stile with strong plug-in hybrid engine. We can hear lately that it is called an “all-purpose concept vehicle”. Fundamentally, this is a crossover combined with an aggressive look of Chevy`s sports car. The new FNR-X model surely looks very interesting and futuristic but also offers some great technology inside the cabin. Like we previously said, we expect a plug-in hybrid under its hood.
The next year, the American market should get stronger rivals in hybrid compact crossovers such as Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. So, if the new Chevy goes in production, we expect them to be its key competitors.
2018 Chevrolet FNR-X Concept: powertrain
There is no much precise info about the engine which will power the all new Chevrolet FNR-X Concept. It is only said that the new Chevy will receive a plug-in hybrid under its hood combining the traditional engine with an electric motor. However, the output of this unit is still unknown.
Furthermore, the Company has said that this plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will offer two driving models. Those are: V (Versatility) and S (Sport). In the V mode, the ground clearance will be improved because of the raised suspension. With the new self-driving system, in V mode, the new Chevy will easily handle the off-road terrains.
On the other hand, when it is in Sport mode, the car is lower, has more firmed suspension, the front and rear spoilers are adjusted in a way which make it more aerodynamic. Moreover, to make it more aerodynamics, car maker has added active shutters in the grille and switchable wheel blades.
The Company has also mentioned the all-wheel drive system, but this information is not yet confirmed.
Design of exterior and interior
The new Chevrolet FNR-X Concept features very attractive and powerful design with prominent masculine and clear lines. The front end is similar with the Camaro ZL1 model. It features black hexagonal grille and a pair of slim LED headlamps which look aggressive. The rear-hinged doors are controlled remotely and make the exit and the entry very easy. The rear spoilers can move up and down depending on the driving mode which is used.
Inside, the Chevrolet FNR-X Concept is very luxurious. The sporty seats are very comfortable and upholstered in so called “high-tech fabric”. The seats can be removed very easy if you need more cargo space. The dashboard will receive OLED infotainment and instrument cluster displays. Thanks to the voice sensors, many functions can be done just by voice. They can even recognize the driver`s voice and in that way adjust all the settings.
Release date and price
The Chevrolet FNR-X Concept should enter the showrooms this fall. As for the price, we still don`t have any official information.