Chevrolet concept cars for Frankfurt

  • Miray roadster
  • Colorado Rally pick-up
  • Both at Frankfurt motor show
The Chevrolet Miray concept car
The Chevrolet Miray concept car
Two concept cars from Chevrolet will make their European debut at the Frankfurt motor show next month.

Miray The Miray roadster concept car – which was unveiled at the Seoul motor show in March – is powered by two front-mounted, battery-powered electric motors.

Miray is Korean for future. Chevrolet says the concept car ‘takes a fresh look at what a sports car of the future might be.’

Chevrolet says that the Miray has been influenced by past models – particularly the 1962 Corvair Super Spyder and the 1963 Monza SS – but the angular styling, carbonfibre body and LED lights are right up to date.

The Miray’s high-tech interior includes a carbonfibre shell, while there are retractable rear-view cameras instead of traditional door mirrors.

Chevrolet calls the Miray’s drive system ‘mid-electric’ – power from the front-mounted electric motors can be switched between the front and rear wheels, while a turbocharged 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine provides extra power for 'performance driving'.

Although a production version of the Miray is unlikely, Chevrolet says that aspects of its design – and drivetrain – are expected to filter through to future production models.

The Colorado Rally concept car
Colorado Rally Concept The Chevrolet Colorado Rally Concept gives a strong indication of how the next Colorado pick-up will look.

Strip away the concept car’s extra lights, fancy paintwork and roll-bar, and – give or take a few details – this is how the production model will look.

The new Colorado is due to go on sale in summer 2012. Chevrolet hasn’t confirmed yet whether the new model will be launched in the UK. The current Colorado isn’t on sale here.

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