Detroit motor show: Chevrolet Code 130R and Tru 140S

Chevrolet has shown off two junior sportscar concepts at the Detroit motor show, the Code 130R and the Tru 140S

2012 Detroit motor show A-to-Z listing

Chevrolet has shown off two junior sportscar concepts at the Detroit motor show.

Don’t get too excited, neither the Code 130R or the Tru 140S have been confirmed for production, and even if they do make it they’re likely to be based on the same mechanical underpinnings as the distinctly underwhelming Chevolet Cruze. But we can report that both had plenty of presence on the company’s show stand.

The Chevolet Code 130R looks something like a cross between the BMW 1-Series coupe and the Chevolet camaro, with the combination of a three-box layout and an upright stance clearly intended to make it look like a miniature muscle car. The end result isn’t entirely convincing – but its certainly looks far better than Chevy’s insipid US mainstream offerings. 

The Chevrolet Code 140S has more promise, as a sleeker sports coupe that’s clearly been inspired by rivals like the Volkswagen Scirocco and Hyundai Veloster – and which appears to have lifted the Lamborghini Gallardo’s side window profile.

Chevy says that no decision has been made on putting either car into production – although we’d bet that at least one makes it – and the company will be using online feedback to decide on the two concepts’ fate, and also to – in GM’s own words – ‘crowdsource’ ideas for interior design. We’d suggest seats. And a dashboard.

2012 Detroit motor show A-to-Z listing

Recommended

2022 C8 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Launch Editions detailed
Corvette C8
Chevrolet

2022 C8 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Launch Editions detailed

Chevrolet’s first right-hand drive Corvette is coming in October this year – Launch Edition to kick off sales
7 May 2021

Most Popular

Aston Martin V12 Vantage officially coming in 2022
V12 Vantage teaser
Aston Martin Vantage

Aston Martin V12 Vantage officially coming in 2022

Aston Martin’s dreamy small body/big engine combo is back, a new V12 Vantage is coming next year
1 Dec 2021
Used car deals of the week
Used car deals main
used cars

Used car deals of the week

Here's what caught evo’s fancy this week on the second hand car market
2 Dec 2021
Audi RS3 2021 review - Audi Sport set to take on AMG’s A45S
Audi RS3 review 2021
Audi RS3

Audi RS3 2021 review - Audi Sport set to take on AMG’s A45S

Audi’s new RS3 hyper hatch finally gets the technology to take on AMG’s range-topper
22 Nov 2021