Two weeks ago we introduced you to the first of Chevrolet’s two new concept coupes unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show: The Chevy Tru 40S. This week, we bring you its eccentrically-designed, sporty sibling: the Chevy Code 130R.
Positioned at the young professional market, the 130R is striking at first sight with its exclusive hot red metallic paint and unusual (at least for this class), gold anodized rims.
Seating four in 2x2 coupe standard, the body angles are smoothed down when compared with the 140S. The front is a departure from several sports concepts we’ve seen recently, with a more bulbous and curvature-based streamlined approach that is reminiscent of the Chevrolet SSR (Super Sport Roadster), a novelty pickup produced between 2003 and 2006 which received a fairly mixed response.
While the jubilant exterior hops between lanes, the real beauty of this car lies in the 1.4-Liter turbo engine that utilizes eAssist. This recent technology integrates recapturing brake energy, shutting down the engine while at a standstill, and reigning-in torque to provide efficiency. If this car does debut in the rumored low 20s, this would be one of the cheapest cars to use this technology. The system conserves power while focusing energy where it’s most needed; not bad when it gives you 40 mpg rolling on the freeway.
ENGINE: 1.4-Liter Ecotec Turbo DOHC 1-4 with eAssist
HORSES: 150 HP @ 6500 RPM
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic or standard
CONSUMPTION: 40 mpg (highway)
PRICE: Potentially in the low twenties
Details are still emerging, but to check out the press release: Click Here