Chevrolet has just introduced today their two new concept vehicles at the 2012 North American International Auto Show - Chevrolet Code 130R Concept and Chevrolet Tru 140S Concept. The first car is a four-seat coupe with a simple upright profile. It is painted in red metallic paint with matte anodized gold wheels. Moreover Code 130R includes heritage performance-inspired styling and rear-wheel drive. It also has an extremely appealing look thank to its aggressive front fascia, Chevrolet fender flares, straight body side and Chevy crossflag emblem. The designers have worked on the engine as well. They decided that the turbocharged engine will be tuned to work in tandem with eAssist technology. Thus they have managed to balance turbocharged performance with fuel economy simply by shutting off the engine at stops, recapturing braking energy, and smoothing torque during acceleration. Hence this concept takes the automotive electrification to the next level.

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The second concept is Tru 140S and it is a front-wheel-drive, "affordable exotic" four-seat sporty coupe. Furthermore it is a three-door hatchback and obviously it was designed to be an attractive-yet-affordable sports car. As we can see Tru 140S is designed to look confident, exotic, expensive and fast, thank to the paint finish in matte white with Chevy performance chrome wheels featuring crossflag emblems. In addition Tru 140S is based off the same platform as the Chevrolet Cruze and the groundbreaking Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended range. The goal of the designers here was to demonstrate technologies typically found in more expensive cars, including direct injection and a starter-based stop-start technology, balancing internal combustion and electrification in order to deliver high value and improved fuel economy.

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Furthermore the new concepts feature options which nowadays are extremely appreciated. First of all they have sedan-sized functionality in performance coupe form that seats four passengers. Secondly, the interior connectivity and convenience feature innovative storage, WiFi, smart phone integration with Chevrolet MyLink and heads-up display. Next, the highlight is the 40 MPG with a 1.4L Turbo Ecotec engine with approximately 150 horsepower (110 kW). And eventually there is the chance of possible production price range in the low $20,000s!

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CHEVROLET CODE 130R CONCEPT COUPE SPECIFICATIONS

Overview

Model: Chevrolet Code 130R Concept Coupe
Body style / driveline: four-passenger coupe, rear-wheel drive
EPA vehicle class: compact car

Engine

1.4L Ecotec turbocharged DOHC I-4 w/ eAssist
Displacement (cu. in. / cc): 83 / 1364
Bore and stroke (in. / mm): 2.85 x 3.25 / 72.5 x 82.6
Block material: cast iron
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum
Valvetrain: overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing
Ignition system: individual coil on plug
Fuel delivery: sequential multi-port fuel injectors with electronic throttle control
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Horsepower (hp / kW): 150 / 110
Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm): 148 / 200
Recommended fuel: regular unleaded
Max engine speed (rpm): 6500
Emissions controls: close-coupled and underfloor catalytic converters; Quick-Sync 58x ignition system; returnless fuel rail; fast light-off O2 sensor
Estimated fuel economy (hwy): 40

Transmissions

6-speed automatic 6-speed manual
Application: standard optional

Wheels/Tires

Wheels: 20-inch matte gold
Tires: P245/40R20

Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm): 109.3 / 2775
Overall length (in / mm): 173.1 / 4396
Overall width (in / mm): 71.5 / 1816
Overall height (in / mm): 54.7 / 1390
Track (in / mm): front: 60.4 / 1535

rear: 61.8 / 1569

Interior

Seating capacity (front / rear): 2 / 2
Headroom (in / mm): front: 30.7 / 780

rear: 33.1 / 841

CHEVROLET TRU 140S CONCEPT COUPE SPECIFICATIONS

Overview

Model: Chevrolet Tru 140S Concept Coupe
Body style / driveline: four-passenger, three-door hatchback, front-wheel drive
EPA vehicle class: compact car

Engine

1.4L Ecotec turbocharged DOHC I-4 w/ start-stop technology
Displacement (cu. in. / cc): 83 / 1364
Bore and stroke (in. / mm): 2.85 x 3.25 / 72.5 x 82.6
Block material: cast iron
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum
Valvetrain: overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing
Ignition system: individual coil on plug
Fuel delivery: sequential multi-port fuel injectors with electronic throttle control
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Horsepower (hp / kW): 150 / 110
Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm): 148 / 200
Recommended fuel: regular unleaded
Max engine speed (rpm): 6500
Emissions controls: close-coupled and underfloor catalytic converters; Quick-Sync 58x ignition system; returnless fuel rail; fast light-off O2 sensor
Estimated fuel economy (hwy): 40

Transmissions

6-speed automatic 6-speed manual
Application: standard optional

Wheels/Tires

Wheels: 21-inch Chevrolet performance chrome
Tires: P245/35R21

Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm): 108 / 2743
Overall length (in / mm): 177.4 / 4507
Overall width (in / mm): 73.9 / 1878
Overall height (in / mm): 63.5 / 1360
Track (in / mm): front: 64.3 / 1632

rear: 64.3 / 1632

Interior

Seating capacity (front / rear): 2 / 2
Headroom (in / mm): front: 37.8 / 959

rear: 31.6 / 802

Source: Chevrolet