Thursday, December 1, 2022
News Chevrolet Unveils the FNR-XE Concept, an Electric Four-Door Coupe for China

Chevrolet Unveils the FNR-XE Concept, an Electric Four-Door Coupe for China

Chevrolet could add a sporty electric sedan to its lineup.

  • This concept will most likely lead to a production model, which could be offered in North America.

  • Like other upcoming GM EVs, this model will be based on the Ultium platform.

  • The style of this concept recalls the Camaro and the Blazer EV.

Chevrolet unveiled a new four-door coupe concept in China that is likely to spawn a production model in the coming years.

This concept called FNR-XE looks to be sort of a cross between a Camaro and the new Blazer EV due to its styling and its proportions. This is not surprising since the automaker says this model’s design shows the styling direction that will be followed by future Chevrolet models.

This means a fairly aggressive front end with an LED strip that spans the width of the car, a black fake grille on the lower part of the bumper, recessed door handles, a sculpted profile, and another lightbar in the rear that somewhat recalls the dual taillamps of classic Chevrolet models.

Chevrolet FNR-XE Concept | Photo: Chevrolet
Chevrolet FNR-XE Concept | Photo: Chevrolet

Due to its sporty sedan shape, the FNR-XE also features a roofline that angles down sharply after the rear doors, almost making it a fastback.

The production model that will come from this concept is currently only planned for sales in China, but this could easily change.

Indeed, this model will be built on the same Ultium platform as almost every other electric vehicle from General Motors, which means that its structure will probably meet North American safety standards without needing costly modifications.

Chevrolet FNR-XE Concept | Photo: Chevrolet
Chevrolet FNR-XE Concept | Photo: Chevrolet

If GM does decide to offer this model on our continent, its introduction could happen somewhere in 2024 or 2025, after the Blazer EV, Equinox EV, and Silverado EV have already joined the brand’s lineup.

Apart from the very exclusive Cadillac Celestiq, this is the only electric sedan proposed by a GM division since priority is given to SUVs and pickups, which are far more popular with buyers.

The automaker hasn’t announced any performance figures for this upcoming model but depending if the company wants to position it as a sports car or a more traditional sedan, it could compete with the Tesla Model 3, the Hyundai Ioniq 6, the Dodge Charger EV or even the Porsche Taycan.

Chevrolet FNR-XE Concept | Photo: Chevrolet
Chevrolet FNR-XE Concept | Photo: Chevrolet

Chevrolet FNR-XE Concept | Photo: Chevrolet
Chevrolet FNR-XE Concept | Photo: Chevrolet

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