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Chevy Unveils FNR-X Concept


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#1 OFFLINE   rmc523

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:41 AM

SHANGHAI – The Chevrolet FNR-X all-purpose sports concept vehicle made its world premiere today at Auto Shanghai 2017. Chevrolet previously showcased the Chevrolet-FNR (Find New Roads) concept vehicle developed by GM’s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) joint venture at Auto Shanghai 2015.

“The Chevrolet-FNR is one of Chevrolet’s most forward-thinking concept cars, truly exemplifying the brand’s passion for innovation and ingenuity,” said Alan Batey, GM executive vice president and president of GM North America and Global Chevrolet. “The FNR-X builds on the design and technology showcased on the original FNR concept and embodies the belief at Chevrolet’s core that anything is possible.”

The futuristic-looking FNR-X draws inspiration from and exemplifies the century-old brand's combination of performance and versatility to meet multipurpose mobility demands.

The concept vehicle retains Chevrolet's signature powerful, attractive design language through clear, masculine lines. Dynamic digital LED headlights and taillights combine the brand's characteristic dual-element light design with the mortise and tenon joint used in traditional Chinese woodwork, delivering a high-tech, artistic feeling underpinned by the spirit of craftsmanship. Unique rear-hinged doors that can be controlled remotely ensure easy entry and exit.

The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle can switch between its engine and electric motor, while offering two driving modes: V (Versatility) and S (Sport). The FNR-X can modify its suspension and handling profile thanks to an adaptive suspension that adjusts ground clearance on demand.

The model’s intelligent adaptive control systems, active grille shutters and switchable wheel blades adjust automatically during high-speed driving, reducing wind drag. The outstanding aerodynamic performance is further enhanced by front and rear spoilers and side skirts that move up and down in accordance with different driving modes.

The FNR-X has a creative, imaginative interior design that matches its exterior. Intelligent ambient lighting changes colors to match driving modes, making the cabin more user-friendly. Featuring high-tech fabrics, the cabin’s hexagonal textures were inspired by graphene crystal structures – signifying the beginning of a new era for new energy.

The steering wheel and dashboard have a sporty integrated design. Seats ride on multipurpose rails and have fixed components to individualize storage space. Split-folding second-row seats maximize cargo capacity.

The FNR-X supports intelligent connected mobility for individual users. It incorporates an Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) dynamic display system, a unique intelligent speech interaction system and an ID-customizable information system.

With the all-terrain Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS), in addition to optical and acoustic recognition sensors all over its body, the FNR-X provides highly autonomous driver assistance by choosing the best route based on its predictions for complex road conditions. Its panoramic intelligent augmented reality head-up display offers a clear 270-degree posterior-lateral view to maximize safety and driving pleasure.

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Looks like a mish-mash of other brands' design cues to me.  The shoulder line looks like Nissan's stuff, the front makes me think Lexus, the beltline/greenhouse/c-pillar looks like a Kia.  Not sure what's with the 18 screens all in different spots around the cabin.

 

But hey!!! It's got "Camaro and Corvette inspired" taillights, so who cares!!!??!


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#2 OFFLINE   MY93SHO

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:47 AM

 "the front makes me think Lexus"

 

i was going to ask if they stole a Lexus designer. Yeesh.



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:01 AM

Very reminiscent of the current RX.  I actually kinda like it.



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:06 AM

It's different from the corporate samemobiles GM has been doing for decades

I like it.

What? What happened?


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:44 AM

Now we know what a camaro utility would look like.    Outside isn't bad but that dash......blech.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:52 AM

GM:  "Hey, lets make a copy of the Lexus RX!  But what should we call it?  The effin RX!  But lets through a hyphen in there so it doesn't look like we're copying Lexus."

 

And that is how the GM FNR-X got its name...


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:10 PM

It's different from the corporate samemobiles GM has been doing for decades

I like it.


I agree. Not bad.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 03:15 PM

Actually, it doesn't make me want to vomit.....


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 03:27 PM

Actually, it doesn't make me want to vomit.....

 

Even the dash?



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:11 PM

 

Even the dash?

 

Typical concept interior, overdone.

 

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:04 PM

First thought it was a Saab 9-5. I thought maybe one of the left over bodies of the last 9-5 that were not finished before shut down.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:09 PM

This is what I saw at first glimpse.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:36 AM

Buick, GMC and Cadillac variants to arrive shortly.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:07 AM

I think it is nice! They should call it the Nomad and bring back that classic name. Is that built on alpha or a fwd platform? If it is on Alpha, that would be a great way to get the platform to make money rather than waste it.

 

I do see some Saab in it, but my first impression was Camaro/Malibu CUV.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:28 AM

This is what I saw at first glimpse.

 

You know, I actually liked the last 9-5 they developed before shutting the brand down quite a bit.  There's one I see around town occasionally and I still think it looks great.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:26 AM

I don't like it  -BUT if you want to sell cars to younger buyers and generations beyond, then this is what you should be producing. 

 

BMW, Audi and Mercedes can get away with understated handsome designs - people are buying (leasing) the logo.

Lexus, Toyota and Honda get a free pass with overdone ugly designs - people are buying the brand perception.

Subaru gets a free pass on ugly AND boring at the same time. Not sure how Subaru does it, but their followers are insanely loyal.

 

If you are Ford or Chevy - you need to do something really special to get the attention of the modern shopper who doesn't even put your brand on the shopping list.  Seems like lots of creases in the body shape is the new style.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:05 AM

At least it's not a rebadged something or other.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:13 AM

I like it, but at the same time I don't like it. 


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 10:18 AM

Keeping in mind that Concepts tend to be more art than practical, a production ready vehicle

would no doubt be a toned down on the styling and more practical interior - that would be worth seeing.



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:30 AM

Buick, GMC and Cadillac variants to arrive shortly.


I believe they already arrived as the Acadia and XT5. My money is on this is glimpse of the upcoming Blazer.
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