Chevy Code 130R Concept Brings Muscle Cars to the Modern Era: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Chevy Code 130R Concept Brings Muscle Cars to the Modern Era: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Chevrolet rolled out two new concepts today at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, and the Code 130R is definitely the more ‘out there’ design of the two.

With a wide and long stance, the Code 130R looks like a very strong and powerful four seat coupe. Unlike the TRU 140S, Chevy’s other concept revealed today (see here), the Code 130R has a much more bold stance and strong in your face styling thanks to its long hood and square lines. Chevrolet is targeting a youthful demographic with both of these vehicles and has clearly tried to juxtapose the sporty European styling of the TRU 140S with the bold, boxy, strong look of the Code 130R.

The Code 130R is powered by Chevrolet’s 1.4L Ecotec engine, putting out 148 hp and getting an estimated 40 mpg on the highway. As for the interior, Chevrolet has only begun to design specifics for this concept, “The interiors currently exist in 2D only. This allows us the flexibility to continue the discussion and encourage more dialogue as we continue to develop these concepts,” said GM North America advanced design studio director Frank Saucedo. We do know that the Code 130R will be available with the MyLink infotainment system which helps integrate all of today’s latest technology with your car.

Chevrolet will be looking to start the Code 130R at a base price in the low $20,000 range.

GALLERY: Code 130R Concept

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GALLERY: Code 130R Concept

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See AutoGuide’s First Look Video of the Code 130R below:

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  • Tom Howard

    I have said for a number of years – if GM would build small compact cars that were exciting for the 22 to 35 year olds – you would build a base of customers, that as they became more afluent, they would continue to buy GM larger cars. Your Chevy TRU 140s Concept and expecially 130 R cars is a great start. If people don’t buy your cars when they are young they want normally buy them when they get older.