You don’t see too many strictly design exercises at auto shows these days, but that’s exactly what Chevrolet showcased recently when it unveiled the FNR-X (Find New Roads Xperimental). The swoopy five-passenger four-door appears to be roughly the size of a Chevrolet Equinox, only with a lower roofline and exaggerated fenders. The designers envision the all-wheel-drive vehicle having a plug-in hybrid powertrain (and/or pure electric drive system) plus a fully adjustable suspension that increases ground clearance when clambering over rough ground. It will be interesting to see if at least some of the show vehicle’s characteristics carry over into future Chevys, opines The Sneakster.

The Chevrolet FNR-X is a concept at this point, but in this form it appears to fit in well with other segment newcomers such as the Toyota C-HR. (PHOTO: CHEVROLET)

FNR-X points to the future of Chevrolet design: