Like the Field of Dreams, if Chevrolet builds it, they will come. Who are "they?" The answer is young buyers, and they're sure to flock to the newest Chevrolet concept, the Chevrolet Code 130R. Designed in GM's Advanced Studio in Hollywood, CA by British creator Joe Baker, the 130R concept takes into account a ton of research from young adults (predominantly college students at UCLA and Pepperdine, as well as some L.A. high school students) to embody what the younger generation is searching for in a sporty vehicle. Chevy researchers were surprised with the results of their surveys. As GM Advanced Design Director Frank Saucedo explains, "They knew Chevy was trucks . . . but they were surprised to learn the Corvette was also a Chevy."1 Among of the standout qualities students asked for was a four-seater so that they could travel with friends.
Next on the survey agenda is four distinct interior designs that will be taken back to the same student groups for review. Though few details are available concerning the 130R at the moment, Crystal Chevrolet can tell you that the 130R will be situated on the new Alpha RWD architecture and will have a wheelbase identical to the Cadillac ATS. As Motor Trend explains, "The proposed engine is a 150-hp, direct-injected version of GM's 1.4-liter turbo four, paired to either a GM six-speed automatic or the new Tremec six-speed manual developed for the ATS. The powertrain options would allow the 130R to accomplish two feats: (1) get up to 40 mpg on the highway and (2) sell for a base price in the low $20,000s."2 Chevrolet also produce a premium performance version of the vehicle, which would have a slightly higher price.
For more information on the Chevy Code 130 R Concept, stay tuned here with Crystal Chevrolet, located at 1035 S Suncoast Blvd Homosassa, FL 34448. We'll let you know as soon as we find out more about the new model!
Source: 1,2 http://www.motortrend.com/future/future_vehicles/1204_chevrolet_code_130r_future_shock/#ixzz1m0ta28c5