Fact file: Code 130R concept
Forget guesswork, Chevrolet unveils the Code 130R
Traditionally, car companies have designed products according to what they believed customers wanted. Chevrolet has broken that mold with the introduction of two youth concept cars, the Code 130R and the Tru 140S. The two concepts were first presented at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The Code 130R, is a four-seat coupe with a simple upright profile. Painted in an all-new red metallic paint with matte anodized gold wheels, Code 130R features heritage performance-inspired styling and rear-wheel drive. With an aggressive front fascia, Chevrolet fender flares, straight body side and the Chevrolet cross-flag emblem, Code 130R makes a link to Chevrolet's performance heritage.
The Code's turbocharged engine is tuned to work in tandem with eAssist technology. By shutting off the engine at stops, recapturing braking energy and smoothing torque during acceleration, this concept takes automotive electrification to the next level and balances turbocharged performance with fuel economy.
The vehicle was conceived following extensive feedback from and conversations with young people and reflects the styling and functionality this group of new buyers says they are looking for in a car.
The Code 130R offers sedan-sized functionality in a performance coupe form. The vehicle provides connectivity via WiFi and smart phone integration with MyLink and a heads-up display. These functions allow motorists to transform the vehicle into their own docking station.
Power is derived from a gasoline 1.4L Turbo Ecotec engine with around 150 hp and 200 Nm of torque. The vehicle is 4,396 mm long, 1,816 mm wide and 1,390 mm high. Extra urban consumption is around 5.9 liters per 100 km.
The vehicle's interior is still on the drawing board, and the conversation with young people will continue to further boost creativity and real innovation – and to give young people what they want.