Chevrolet FNR Concept
Two Chevrolet models, the Chevrolet-FNR and all-new Malibu, made their global debut this evening at Shanghai GM Gala Night. They were joined by the Bolt EV concept and the 2015 Captiva, which made their China debut.
The new models were introduced as Shanghai GM celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its Chevrolet brand in China. They will appear alongside 12 other models on the Chevrolet display at Auto Shanghai 2015, this year’s leading auto show in China, which starts tomorrow.
The Chevrolet-FNR is an autonomous electric concept vehicle that offers a glimpse at mobility of the future. It was developed in Shanghai by GM’s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) joint venture.
Engineering, design and electrification teams drew on their past experience developing electric concept vehicles. Their aim was to create a unique, intelligent vehicle for tomorrow’s younger consumers by utilizing innovative car networking technology.
The Chevrolet-FNR boasts a futuristic capsule design. It has crystal laser headlights and taillights, dragonfly dual swing doors, magnetic hubless wheel electric motors and a wireless auto-charge system.
The Chevrolet-FNR is loaded with a range of intelligent technologies usually seen only in science fiction movies. They include sensors and roof-mounted radar that can map out the environment to enable driverless operation, Chevy Intelligent Assistant and iris recognition start. The Chevrolet-FNR can also serve as a “personal assistant” to map out the best route to the driver’s preferred destination.
In self-driving mode, the vehicle’s front seats can swivel 180 degrees to face the rear seats, creating a more intimate setting. The driver can switch to manual mode through the gesture control feature.
Putting “Show” Back into the Autoshow at Auto Shanghai 2015
Chevrolet’s 3,550-square-meter display at Auto Shanghai 2015 will highlight a range of exciting new products and concept cars as well as Chevrolet’s full vehicle lineup.
Chevrolet is also unveiling an all new global autoshow display design that puts the “show” back into the Autoshow with the all-new “Find New Roads” design using state of the art technology.
Spectacular LED screen video show and lights will be choreographed into a highly immersive and entertaining environment to showcase Chevrolet’s brand and product story.
Chevrolet has also created an Interactive engagement zone where visitors will be able to learn about Chevrolet’s design, performance and technology. As well, visitors will have a chance to upload their photos taken in the display for social media sharing.