Two Chevrolet models, the FNR and the all-new Malibu, made their global debuts at the General Motors Shanghai Gala Night. They were joined by the Bolt EV concept and the 2015 Captiva, both of which made their China debuts.
The new models were introduced as GM Shanghai celebrates the tenth anniversary of its Chevrolet brand in the Asian nation, and they will appear alongside 12 other models on the Chevrolet display at Auto Shanghai 2015, the country’s leading auto show.
The Chevrolet FNR is an autonomous electric concept vehicle that offers a glimpse of the mobility of the future. It was developed in Shanghai by GM’s Pan-Asia Technical Automotive Centre (PATAC), a joint venture.
Engineering, design and electrification teams drew on their past experiences developing electric concept vehicles. Their aim was to create a unique, intelligent vehicle for tomorrow’s younger consumer by utilising innovative car networking technology.
The FNR boasts a futuristic capsule design with crystal laser headlights and taillights, dragonfly dual swing doors, magnetic hubcap-free wheels with electric motors, and a wireless auto-charge system.
It comes loaded with a range of intelligent technologies usually seen only in science fiction movies: sensors and roof-mounted radar to map out the environment and 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° to face the rear seats, creating a more intimate setting. The driver can switch to manual mode through the gesture control feature.
..... Chevy Press