During the presentation of its plan for mass deployment of Ultium-based EVs in China, General Motors unveiled the all-new Chevy FNR-XE Concept – Chevrolet‘s first all-electric sedan in concept format.
The all-new Chevy FNR-XE Concept sedan made its world debut on November 22nd during GM China Tech Day 2022, a special event in the city of Shanghai where the manufacturer announced its ambitious zero-emissions strategy and the launch of more than 15 fully electric vehicles by 2025 in the Asian country. GM revealed that the new FNR-XE Concept represents the Bow Tie brand’s next significant step toward a greener future.
Notably, the all-new Chevy FNR-XE Concept EV is Chevrolet’s first concept vehicle based on Ultium Battery and Ultium Drive propulsion technology that combines GM’s global resources with the company’s local development capabilities in China. At the same time, the FNR-XE Concept is the first interpretation of an all-electric four door sedan made by the brand and comes to redefine the traditional three-volume body format.
As such, the new Chevy FNR-XE Concept previews the next evolution of the American brand’s design language with muscular proportions, an aggressive wedge-shaped front end and a more striking horizontal lighting signature with the transparent integrated Chevy logo. Chevrolet says the low, commanding front end of the FNR-XE Concept pays homage to the iconic American muscle car line.
In addition, the Chevy FNR-XE Concept updates the structural format of a sedan with a “slip-back design” created to minimize wind resistance, and a massive glass area that extends from the windshield to the rear window, with a trunk integrated into the passenger compartment that has access from inside and outside. In fact, the heavily inclined C-pillar and the particular rear shape give it a fastback look.
Although no specifications are available yet, the Chevy FNR-XE Concept’s size appears to sit between the compact and midsize segments.
The all-new Chevy FNR-XE Concept sedan just debuted in China as a preview of Chevrolet’s next generation of all-electric vehicles custom-developed for the Chinese market, GM said verbatim. The FNR-XE Concept was developed by PATAC (Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center) in Shanghai and is yet another example of the high flexibility of the Ultium architecture to create vehicles of multiple body styles and price ranges.