SEOUL: The international media have decided: the Chevrolet Miray is the Best Concept Car at the 2011 Seoul Motor Show.
The show's organising committee invited journalists attending the show to survey their favourite cars in three categories: Best Concept Car, Best Green Car and Best Passenger Car.
The Miray, which made its world premiere herel, received the most votes among concept cars on display.
|GM design director Taewon Kim and Arcamone holding the award in front of the Miray concept supercar recently.
“This honour 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,” said GM Korea President and CEO Mike Arcamone.
“It recognises Chevrolet’s future vision and new ideas. Chevrolet will continue to bring new vehicles with innovative design and technology to Korea.”
The Miray was developed at the GM Advanced Design Studio here.
Combining hybrid powertrain technology and advanced styling, it balances Chevrolet design cues with a futuristic design as seen in the open top, scissor doors and aerodynamic fuselage reminiscent of modern jet fighters.
The Miray features a concept “mid-electric” propulsion system.
It is propelled by electric motors for zero emissions in urban driving.
For performance driving, the Miray’s 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine combines with the electric motors. A start-stop system further improves fuel efficiency.