Posted by Ben on 08 3rd, 2012
We’ve already seen the new Chevy Code in the concept form presented at this year’s Detroit Auto Show along with the Tru 140S, another youth-oriented concept. It’s no secret that the Code 130R made a huge presence at the show since it brought some American muscle car styling to the compact coupe segment. The model is however a nostalgic vision of transportation for some, since it reminds of a 1967 Camaro with its tidier proportions.
While Chevy’s latest creation is a response to Scion’s FR-S (also known as the Subaru BRZ), the Code 130R is more show than go, since it’s a bit underpowered for the appearance the model presents. The power comes from the 1.4-liter turbo four that offers slight 150 hp and 148 pound-feet of torque. Thus the car is barely sportier than the Cruze and Sonic. In fact, Chevy Code 130R is the main target for those who think that the Cruze isn’t cool enough, but yet not ready for the Camaro’s power and price tag. Sharp-looking? Yes! Underpowered? Unfortunately, yes. But what do you think on the matter? Check out the images below and tell us in the comments section.
What adds a mild form of hybrid to the Code is the eAssist, which is also good for additional 15-20 hp (though still not enough to back-up its look). The car def needs even more power, when it comes to its 20-inch tires. The choice of engines for the Code 130R might be as following: the base 2.0-liter direct-injected four, the turbocharged 1.4-liter in order to serve in the Eco model, and the 2.0-liter turbo which makes 270 hp. As for the transmission, a standard six-speed automatic or an optional six-speed manual will be offered. As for the interior, it’s still in the design phase. As stated by Frank Saucedo, the GM North American advanced design studio director, the interior can be seen in 2D only. Expect the production model to be packed to the gills with modern tech and software, such as WiFi, MyLink, smartphone connectivity, etc.
The four-passenger hybrid coupe was presented at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show featuring “heritage” styling cues and red metallic paint with matte anodized gold wheels wrapped in P245/40R20 tires. The future Chevy stroke with its aggressive front fascia and Chevrolet fender flares. Indeed, the Code 130R is automaker’s one of the most daring concept cars in recent memory. For now it is purely a concept, but according to GM the production model will cost around $25,000. Expect the model to roll out no sooner than 2015.
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