This new Chevrolet Concept Car just won the Best Concept Car award at Seoul Motor Show. The name “Miray” means “future” in Korean and the concept was created to celebrate Chevrolet’s centennial anniversary.
The Miray Concept is a sports roadster and is powered by 2 front mounted electrical motors with 15 KW/ 20HP each. The car comes equipped with a 1.5 liter, 4 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine mounted in mid-rear configuration and supplying power to the rear wheels. The electric engines are powered by a 1.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that is recharged by a regenerative braking system. So the Chevy Concept car can run on electric power with extra power for the petrol engine when needed.
The design of the Chevrolet Miray 2011 Concept Car is inspired by classics as the 1963 Monza SS and the 1962 Corvair Super Spyder with carbon fiber body and 20/21 inch wheels (front/rear).
GM Korea President and CEO Mike Arcamone said while receiving the Best Concept Car award:
“This honor is even more special as it was given to Chevrolet’s first concept car displayed in Korea at the brand’s very first stand at a domestic auto show,…It recognizes Chevrolet’s future vision and new ideas. Chevrolet will continue to bring new vehicles with innovative design and technology to Korea.”