AutoIndustriya.com / Chevrolet | April 10, 2017 12:44
Chevy FNR-X concept may get plug-in hybrid system with all-wheel-drive
Chevrolet has unveiled a sole teaser photo of the upcoming their latest concept car which will be previewed at this year's 2017 Auto Shanghai. Called the FNR-X, where in the "FNR" stands for Find New Roads, it is said to be the spiritual successor of the FNR autonomous concept, and it could be working towards a production model in the near future.
Details regarding the concept are scarce, but it is said to be powered by a plug-in hybrid system along and features all-wheel drive. To go along with the all-wheel drive system, is an all-terrain advanced driving assitance system, which would help driver navigate through tough terrain. Unlike the previous futuristic FNR concept, the lone teaser image reveals a more civilized design indicating that a production version might be on its way.
Some autonomous functions from the previous FNR concept are also rumored to be found, and will adjust performance according to the driver's mood. Essentially, if the driver is experiencing a bad day, the car will give its best in order to make the driver smile again by varying settings on its chassis, engine and handling. Aside from the supposed mood detection, other mechanical features from the FNR will be found as well, as to which ones, they did not say.
CarNewsChina also reports that the production version of the concept is set to be manufactured in China as well via the Shanghai-GM joint venture. It will also be positioned in between the Captiva and Equinox in Chevrolet's line up in China. Given the placement in between two crossovers, expect the FNR-X to be a crossover as well. As to whether or not it will be a China-only model, we will have to wait until its unveil at Auto Shanghai.