The Buick Velite 5 is China’s Chevrolet Volt. It got a different nose, a different rear end, and Buick badges. Otherwise, the Velite 5 and Volt are by and large the same car. The Velite 5 is manufactured locally by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.
The new Chevrolet FNR-X has been launched on the Shanghai Auto Show in China, looking strong and sporty. Chevrolet calls it an all purpose sports concept vehicle. They also used the opportunity to unveil a new slogan; “Dream Unlimited”. It sounds better in Chinese.
General Motors has released official pictures and specifications of the upcoming Chevrolet FNR-X, a new concept car for the Shanghai Auto Show. The FNR-X previews a sporty SUV with a Camaro nose. It will be a plug-in hybrid with four-wheel drive.
Most interestingly, the concept is also equipped with a system that can change the driving mode of the car depending on the mood of the driver. So if the driver comes in and the sensors see he is pissed like hell they can switch on the most racy chassis and engines modes to get him in a better mood.
The eventual production version will be made in China by Shanghai-GM and likely be positioned between the Captiva and the Equinox.
FNR stands for Find New Roads. The meaning of the X is unknown. The FNR name, without the X, was first used for a crazy Chevrolet concept in 2015.
A beautiful black Chevrolet Blazer, Spotted in China on a crappy car market in east Beijing. The good Chevy was dusty and dirty but otherwise in a reasonable shape; paint was smooth and plastics fresh, and everything was original down until the alloys.
A perfectly fine Chevrolet Lumina APV, Spotted in China near a car market in west Beijing. The good Chevy was sadly abandoned, covered in thick layers of dust and dirt. But take all that away and the car wasn’t in such a bad shape. This is the facelifted Lumina, and it is amazing to see how the new front completely destroys the space ship design of the original.
A perfectly fine Chevrolet Lumina APV, Spotted in China on a car market in north Beijing. The good Chevy was painted in bright white, which is the very best color for the Lumina, emphasizing its space ship design. The car was in great shape and it even still had all the red strips!
A beautiful black Chevrolet Caprice Royale, Spotted in China on a car market in north Beijing. The long and low sedan was in perfect shape, almost like new really, with a paint as smooth as a desert night and chrome as shiny as a desert moon. It was completely original down until the alloys.
This ain’t some fuzzy dealer special or an after-market screw up, this is a real factory-special edition. It was ‘developed’ with Disney China but strangely there doesn’t seem to be a connection with Shanghai Disneyland, which would have made some sense because the Lova RV is made in Shanghai by Shanghai-GM.
General Motors hasn’t marketed these trucks before because it wanted to be seen as a responsible green company by the Chinese government, and selling gas guzzling pickup trucks didn’t fit that image. For exactly the same reason, Ford has never sold the F-Series officially, although they too have plans to make a move.