All-New Chevy FNR-XE Concept Sedan Debuts In China35
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.
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Thats a pretty handsome little car, it would make a cool Malibu in bit larger size, it should still have an ICE option though.
I’m getting Volt vibes from this concept. The Malibu needs to be more stylish than this.
This is a nice design language that reminds me a bit of of Lucid Air but more muscular. This car is special, looks premium and would likely be a hit.
Camaro & Malibu are aging and there has been no talk of direct replacement. This car could fill the void. Great design is needed for a sedan to take on this world of crossovers and SUVs.
It is beautiful. It would be nice if GM made the US version.
That’s a roofline I haven’t seen in a long time. Is the ‘four door coupe’ era coming to an end?
Also, the horizontal bar rear lights are going to be played out really quick, which is too bad. I like them…but they’re showing up everywhere.
What’s with the butt ugly Lexus grill?
Wow, that is one ugly car. Some good styling ideas but somehow the whole is less than the sum of motifs.
Looks aside, if it’s a great chassis with adequate power then I’m interested. My Volt will be ready for replacement in a few years and I want another sedan to replace it, not a wannabe SUV like the Bolt.
Make it an EV sports sedan with moderate power but excellent handling. I don’t need 500 hp to have fun on a twisty back road, what is needed is a responsive and balanced chassis with RWD or rear biased AWD and maybe 300 hp. Given GM’s chassis tuning expertise this should be easy.
Don’t save the sport suspension for the $80k Blackwing trim or the rumored Corvette sedan EV. Make a sporty EV for the masses. Add a Magneride option but keep the base suspension tuned for fun. Price it to slay the Model 3 and behold the return of GM’s full glory!
I like this concept for a chevy sedan , hope they also offer optional AWD
I like it. Built it in the US for the US market and brand it as an EV Malibu or better yet, slot it below the Malibu and then offer a larger EV as the Malibu too.
Would love to see this offered in North America. gm North America just does not choices for us. So sad see these wonderful vehicles knowing we are going to get here.
ment to say “we are not going to get here.
The word muscle just doesn’t belong. It has a re-born Cavalier (as an EV) vibe, could work out well.
When the AWD version comes out with 600 lb-ft of torque you’ll think otherwise.
You’d waste a good aerodynamic design (Chevrolet as a mainstream brand here), making it a glory project, instead of one whose mission is to be economical and useful.
I was in no way sh***ing on Cavaliers. I remember them well. Further, it is no given that kids coming up now have the same hostility to linking past to future.
The awd 600 lb-ft EV car should be a Cadillac, or Pontiac first.
Yes please! This and the Buick Wildcat would be wonderful vehicles to see come to production! For those of us who desperately want a GM EV that isn’t a truck or Crossover, these cars seem “just right”.
It looks like GM is abandoning the US market and they’re focused more on the Chinese and foreign markets. I know the foreign markets have more people for them to target to buy their products, but I think GM is forgotten about its roots the United States.
To be exact, they are focusing too much on the ‘China’ market. They also withdrew from Russia, phased out the Holden brand in Australia a few years ago, and this week they are closing one of the three factories in Korea. GM executives need to focus more seriously on the U.S., Europe and S.Korea. Increasing dependence on China is never good.
Beautiful looking car if they don’t change the exterior styling before production .
Also would not consider it until production moves to U.S. or friendly ally.
China again!!! Bring this sedans to western countries. For China and nothing, is exactly the same. Not everybody wants boring SUV´s and crossovers.
If its not made in NA keep it.
Chevrolet Cruze fourth generation???
Change that Lexus grille for something simpler.
Heck yeah. That looks sweet.
Call that the Malibu and leapfrog the entire segment with the first fully EV Family Sedan for the masses.
That is the only way Malibu can become a player again in the Segment. First Mover advantage.
I fully agree with this comment. However a hypothetical Chevrolet midsize EV sedan shouldn’t be the only four door midsize offering from GM.
That front end and fenders scream 1967 Chevelle.
If I were placing bets I’d say whatever production car comes from this that makes it to North America will likely be a Malibu EV as a less expensive Model 3 rival.
It’s an interesting concept. I’m excited to see what a production version would look like.
GM Appears to be a chinese company that minors in America.
Jim, I understand the feeling you have, but do you say that same thing about VW group? What about the Japanese brands that are selling so many in China? And do you think the older Japanese people say/said that about Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda where they sell so many cars in the US?
I struggle with this too, but keep reminding myself that this is now (for the past 20+ years) a global market place and for a company to focus only on their market of origin would be dire for them. This is why I look at the brands country or origin, where their headquarters is located and where the profits end up. It’s not a perfect way, but it’s why I currently drive a Malibu and my next car/hatch will be a 2023 Bolt EV. Both cars are from an American brand. Both are assembled in the USA and the profits mostly stay here.
Blame your fellow Americans for not buying GM cars yet buying imports from Asia and Europe. GM sells more in China than in the U.S. Personally I am ashamed that U.S. buyers don’t defend their own brands!
They are when they buy vehicles assembled in the U.S.A., which are many makes. gm just gave up to build vehicles really don’t want. That forced gm to go to China, Korea to engineer design and bill, feel very betrayed by gm. Get so sad when I remember the wonderful Caprice, Impala, Monte Carlo, Nova, Chevelle, Bonneville, Catalina, Tempest LeMans, GTO, Firebird, Grand Prix, Delta 88, Cutlass Supremes, Ninety Eight Regencies, Rivera, Le Sabre, Century, Regal, Wildcat, Centurion, Eldorado and soon to be added Malibu & Camaro. Remember many family and friends game up on GM back in the 80’s as many GM vehicles sat in GM repair shops more then their home garages. Yes all these people went to other vehicles built in the U.S. (Volvo, Nissan, Honda, Subaru, Toyota, Hyundai, BMW, Mercedes). GM did this to itself (totally ego issue of brand and quality control and reliability).
In one word…Clean.