Chevrolet FNR-X Concept: Review

Chevrolet showed its cool-looking new concept model at the last
Shanghai Auto Show. Chevy’s new creation called the Chevrolet
FNR-X Concept is brand’s second concept car designed under the
slogan “Find New Roads. The original FNR concept was shown to
the audience at the same Show two year ago but in the form of
the sports car. However, the follow-up of this futuristic car
has the shape of the crossover and the plug-in hybrid
powertrain. The styling is very expressive like it is the case
with all concept cars but this model looks much closer to the
production ready form than the first FNR sports concept car.
The model also bears some resemblance with Toyota’s quirky
styled CHR and has the interesting interior.

Chevrolet FNR-X Concept

Chevrolet FNR-X Concept: Design

The responsibility for designing the Chevrolet FNR-X Concept
car, GM entrusted to the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center
with the base in Shanghai. The result is aggressively styled
crossover which seems to follow the successful design formula
of the Toyota CH-R but in Chevy’s signature way.

The proportions of the FNR-X are very close to the CH-R and
more similarities can be seen on model’s roofline, side
sculpting, rear pillar orientation, low-door trim, wheel
arches, etc. However, to that formula, Chevy added its design
touch. The front end can be described as the more sculpted
version of Camaro ZL1. The hood has some similarities with the
Corvette and mean-looking dynamic digital LED headlights
brackets thin upper grille.

The muscular lines extend from model’s front over side panels
and combined with oversized wheels and lower-door trim forming
almost dramatic look. The A and B pillars are painted in the
black and come in the combination with the sharply raked rear
pillar and full-width rear glass. The concept model also has
suicide-design rear doors and quad-element exhaust setup. The
angular taillights and rear spoiler also add to its dramatic
look.

Interior:

Inside the cabin, Chevy uses as it calls high-tech fabric
upholstery. The steering wheel and dash feature sporty design.
The concept car also includes hexagonally shaped center stack
and instrument cluster with large OLED displays. The rear
split-folding seats can be easily reconfigured to increase the
cargo space.

The model also employs the Advanced Driver Assist System which
uses acoustic and optical sensors combined with the navigation
system to provide enhanced driver assistance. There is also the
large head up display which provides a 270-degree projection.

Chevrolet FNR-X Concept

Chevrolet FNR-X Concept: Powertrain

Chevy said only a few words about the powertrain of the
Chevrolet FNR-X Concept. Essentially, it is the plug-in hybrid
vehicle. It has the ability to switch between traditional or
electric propulsion or combination of both worlds.

For the better functionality, the concept car can also change
between the Versatility and Sport modes. Depending on the
option, the adjustable suspension provides additional ground
clearance or car sits lower for the sportier drive. The system
also affects the aerodynamics depending on the position of the
front and rear spoilers.

Chevrolet FNR-X Concept

Chevrolet FNR-X Concept: Production version?

Chevy said that Chevrolet FNR-X Concept is strictly designed
for the conceptual purposes and hasn’t promised the production
version. Still, some design aspects and tech features will
likely appear in brand’s future vehicles.