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Chevy Mi-ray Roadster Hybrid Concept Debuts at Seoul

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In brief: The Mi-ray Concept was unveiled at the Seoul Motor Show and was developed at GM's Advanced Design Studio there, combining hybrid propulsion with advanced styling.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: Mi-ray Concept
Manufacturer: Chevrolet

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The Mi-ray has what Chevrolet is calling a "mid-electric" propulsion system, with most of the powertrain components being located behind and below the driver in a mid-engine sports coupe and roadster design.

The car features a 1.5L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine at its midpoint, which powers the Mi-ray's rear wheels through a dual-clutch transmission and uses a stop-start cycle.

Two electric motors at 15kW each run the front wheels and are connected to the engine through a 1.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack which rides underneath the passenger compartment. Regenerative braking and engine power both keep the batteries charged.

The Mi-ray is capable of running all-electric in urban environments for short distances and the vehicle allows for parallel hybrid driving otherwise.

Much of the body is carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and the doors are Le Mans racer-style scissors opening up and out. Even the wheels are aluminum-carbon fiber composites.

And so ...

An innovative design from Chevy's design studio in Korea.

Photo credits: Chevrolet


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