Chevy Debuts Mi-ray Hybrid Concept

Chevrolet unveiled Its latest hybrid concept vehicle at this year’s Seoul Auto Show in South Korea. Calling the car Mi-ray, which means “future” in the Korean language, the hybrid vehicle is a sporty design based a bit on the body of the 1963 Monza SS and more heavily on the 1962 Corvair Super Spyder.

The two-seater Mi-ray is just over thirteen feet long, roughly three and a half feet tall, and has a wide wheelbase of nearly eight feet. The body is made of a light carbon-fiber and aluminum chassis, but final weight for the car was not listed, nor were details about top speed or range.

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Equipped with a dual-clutch transmission, and a 1.5 litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engine, the Mi-ray is boosted by two front-mounted 15 kilowatt electric motors, powered by a 1.6 kWh lithium-ion battery charged through regenerative braking. The combined system claims to give the car a fuel economy of 60 miles per gallon.

No price was suggested for the sports car concept, but seeing as it features rear cameras instead of mirrors, GPS, natural leather interior, scissor doors, LED headlamps, and more – it’s likely to be a higher-end purchase were it ever to come to market.

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