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Chevrolet Code 130R Concept Car: Detroit Auto Show


author photo by Nick Jaynes January 2012

  • Chevy shows off the Code 130R concept car at this year's Detroit Auto Show
  • The Code 130R is aimed to meet the needs and desires of younger buyers
  • Featuring a 1.4-liter Ecotec engine with eAssist, the Code 130R achieves 40 mpg

Chevrolet pulls the curtain back on one of two new concept cars: the Code 130R. Painted in a metallic red, the Code 130R is a four-seat, rear-wheel drive concept aimed at the burgeoning early-30s buyer.

After extensive interaction with the Millennial generation, Chevrolet cooked up the Code 130R to meet their demands. With an aggressive front fascia, fender flares, straight body sides, and Chevy crossflag emblem, the Code 130R links Chevrolet's performance heritage with a more eco-friendly future.

With a 150-horsepower, 1.4-liter Ecotec engine complete with eAssist, the Code 130R could achieve an estimated 40 mpg. By shutting off the engine at stops, recapturing braking energy through regenerative braking, and smoothing torque during acceleration through the eAssist system, the Code 130R takes automotive electrification to the next level and balances turbocharged performance with fuel economy.

If sent into production, Chevy estimates the Code 130R could be sold in the low $20,000s.

What it means to you: With the Code 130R, Chevy shows it's eager to make sporty, fuel efficient cars for the up-and-coming generation of car buyers.

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Chevrolet Code 130R Concept Car: Detroit Auto Show - Autotrader