The global debut is scheduled for November 8, at the 2019 Chevrolet Gala Night in Hefei, Anhui.
What to expect?
- a sporty-looking “sedan”
- design inspired by FNR-X concept from 2017
- highly efficient and reliable electric propulsion
- intelligent connectivity technology
Previous reports about the electric Menlo showed a crossover prototype, which makes this “sedan” type an incomprehensible surprise. We seriously doubt the “sedan” wording, as the teaser image clearly shows a rear wiper – something that is not needed in sedans (in opposite to more narrow rears).
We fully expect the Chevrolet Menlo EV to be some kind of crossover/SUV.
“The Chevrolet Menlo will help meet the needs of the growing number of car buyers across China who wish to drive a new energy vehicle. It will also help promote vehicles powered by electricity and increase their acceptance by consumers.
The Chevrolet Menlo is a sporty-looking sedan that leverages GM’s highly efficient and reliable electric propulsion and intelligent connectivity technology. Its design was inspired by the Chevrolet FNR-X all-purpose sports concept vehicle.
Chevrolet has long been committed to electrification in China, its second-largest market.
Chevrolet introduced the Volt, its first extended-range electric vehicle, in China in 2011. It demonstrated the EN-V 2.0, the second generation of the Electric Networked-Vehicle that was shown at the SAIC-GM Pavilion at World Expo 2010 Shanghai, from 2015 to 2017.”
The FNR-X was actually pretty cool: