Just out of the blue Chevrolet reveals an amazing concept car at the Seoul Motor Show called the Mi-ray. Developed by GM’s Korean branch, it is a sporty hybrid roadster, three things that Chevrolet has never been known for!
But there’s a first time for everything, right? So Chevy is taking its chances with the Mi-ray to explore a new market. The name Miray which means ‘future’ in Korean also hints at new possibilities for GM with this car. It also celebrates Chevrolet brand’s 100th anniversary.
The aggressive and rather cartoonish design of the Miray is inspired by modern jet fighters. The front and rear fenders evoke Chevrolet Corvettes of the past and express the concept’s sports car spirit, while the wings and spoilers boost its sporting appeal. The car’s also got retractable flaps fro better airflow. They also cover the the charge port on one side and the fuel filler on the other. That’s a very nice touch.
Speaking of charge port, the Mi-ray is an electric hybrid with a powertrain consisting of a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine; twin 15-kW electric motors and mid-mounted 1.6-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It uses a dual-clutch transmission (DCT) and start-stop system. The Mi-ray has the capability of being switched from front-wheel drive to rear-wheel drive. This system in combination with the Carbon fiber body and aluminum chassis make the car very economical.
Projected fuel economy rating for the Miray is 3.92L /100km city and 3.73L /100km highway.
Other technical features of the car include 20-inch wheels in front and 21-inch wheels in the rear with 245/35/20 and 295/30/21 tires, Double wishbone type front and rear and Ventilated disk front and rear.