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Chevrolet's all-purpose FNR-X concept revealed

Chevrolet's all-purpose FNR-X concept revealed

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.

The concept is the product of GM's joint venture with the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center.

Chevrolet quoted the vehicle to be the "all-purpose sports concept vehicle" and this is despite of the fact that the FNR-X is made to run on a pure electric powertrain.

For the FNR-X, the premise was a vehicle that combines performance with versatility. In V mode, the suspension rises to offer additional ground clearance. With a battery of optical and acoustic recognition sensors the FNR-X Concept also provides "highly autonomous assistance" by selecting optimal routing based on its assessment complex road conditions.

Also inside, you'll find adjustable ambient lighting depending on the driving mode, intelligent seats with "individualised" storage space, split-fold second row seats and a level of mobile connectivity one might expect from a 2017 concept.

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Unique rear-hinged doors that can be controlled remotely offer easy entry and exit. Interacting with the FNR-X is done mostly via voice commands. The steering wheel and dashboard have a sporty integrated design, while the seats can be moved easily to maximize cargo capacity. The concept also has cameras instead of rear-view mirrors.

There's virtually no detail on the FNR-X's plug-in hybrid powertrain contained in the press materials, indicating that it may be more of a design study than a thinly disguised future production auto. It's a rebadged current-generation Chevrolet Volt, meant to take advantage of the prestige of the Buick brand in China, which buys five times as many Buicks as are sold in the U.S. Behind the fancy descriptor is a plug-in hybrid crossover bearing styling with plenty of attitude.

Thus far the new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox compact crossover appears to be relying on a new 1.6-liter diesel engine for its highest fuel-economy version.

While it is only in its concept stage, we think Chevrolet is on the right track with the FNR-X and hope to see a version in the USA soon.


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