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 |  Jan 09 2012, 11:31 AM

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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 |  Jan 09 2012, 10:55 AM

With a slick low roofline and wild exterior styling, the all new Chevy TRU 140S concept was called an “affordable exotic” at its unveiling today at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.

The TRU 140S has a very low profile and looks very sports car-esque. Chevy executives say that this new concept is designed for the youth of today, and that they are really trying to capture the imagination (and wallets) of young people with this concept.

The car is a a four seat coupe and is powered by the 1.4L Ecotec engine that can also be found in the Sonic RS, which puts out 148 hp and is estimated by the company to get 40 mpg on the highway. It’s front wheel drive (boo!) and is based on the same platform as the Chevy Cruze and Volt.

The interior of the TRU 140S is as of yet only sketches and ideas, but it appeared to be somewhat following the guidelines of the Sonic RS’s sporty youthful approach including the MyLink infotainment system and smart phone connectivity.

Chevy is aiming to start the car at a base MSRP in the low $20,000′s range.

GALLERY: Chevrolet TRU 140S Concept

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GALLERY: TRU 140S Concept


See video of the Tru 140S below:

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