Chevrolet Showed Off A Battery-Electric Performance Vehicle At Dealer Meeting8
Chevrolet showed off part of its future portfolio of vehicles at its dealer meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, this week, and there could be a battery-electric performance vehicle in the pipeline.
According to Nate Chandler of Van Bortel Chevrolet in New York state, Chevrolet teased an all-electric performance vehicle at the meeting, and it may be a crossover. Chandler took to the Corvette Forum to describe what he saw and learned from the meeting. Audio and photos were not permitted.
Chandler specifically named Alan Batey, GM President of North America, as the source, and Batey reportedly made it crystal clear that the vehicle will be a performance model. He did not, however, confirm the body style. From Chandler’s perspective, the vehicle looked like a CUV.
Previously, a future electric-car flowchart showed part of GM’s plans for the 20 new electric cars coming by 2023. Within the plans, the chart described an “expressive” “low-roof” luxury car and an “efficient” “low-roof” car. None of the described models included performance-oriented adjectives.
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FNR-X or whatever it was called is probably what we’re looking at.
Sounds like something similar to the new Jaguar I-Pace, but from Chevrolet. Performance-oriented electric vehicle that’s bigger than a traditional sedan, but not quite a full-blown crossover. I think we will see more vehicles follow this body style as the electric powertrain packaging really opens up the potential for design and cabin space. I’m surprised this vehicle was shown as a Chevrolet. I thought Cadillac would make a better outlet for an I-Pace competitor, seeing as Cadillac is being positioned as the technology darling of GM. However, GM is likely targeting a more affordable offering to blitz the market with its electric offerings early on.
I’m curious what the car in the middle is. It sure seems to have a profile similar to the Gen 2 Camaro introduced in 1970. Could it be that GM is doing what no one expected and giving the Camaro a major mid-cycle enhancement instead of a mild refresh. Addressing the visibility shortcomings and performing a major cab overhaul would allow the model to remain on the platform longer than just tweaking the nose and tail.
It has Escala-shaped headlights in my eyes. Hopefully a Cadillac GT Coupe of some sort.
I’m not too excited about electric vehicles at this point. I don’t feel that they fit into my lifestyle. If it’s a crossover, well then I’m 110% not interested. I’d rather have a next gen Impala and Sonic from Chevy.
FNR-X Chevrolet All electric crossover is what there dealer’s were shown. That picture above is a Cadillac. Just like these electric crossover’s model’s that is coming up that was shown too these public.
A High performance BEV Plug in crossover would be coming from Cadillac.