General Motors’ brand Chevrolet has recently unveiled the Code 130R Concept, the Tru 140S Concept and the Sonic RS at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show.
Chevrolet is on top of the wave these days and the company is taking advantage of the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in order to promote its newest creations, like the Code 130R Concept, the Tru 140S Concept and the Sonic RS, which will most likely hit the European market too, as the Aveo RS. According to the car manufacturer, the two concept cars, the Code 130R and the Tru 140S have been designed in order to appeal to a youth market which is loving the sportiness of coupes but also want to bring their friends along.
The Chevrolet Code 130R Concept has been inspired by the BMW 2002 and the Datsun 510 and it’s based on the Alpha rear-wheel drive platform which is also underpinning the Cadillac ATS. The model has a 109 inch wheelbase, shorter than the BMW 3-Series and it’s powered by a tuned-up 1.4 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which is developing a total output of 150 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, 12 more HP than current applications. The Code 130R is coming with GM’s eAssist electric assist system and the 20 inch wheels are “moved” by a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. 40 mpg is the vehicle’s average fuel consumption.
Moving on the toe Chevrolet Tru 140S Concept, which the manufacturer says that it’s based on the popular Chevy Cruze. The Tru 140S Concept has appealing lines and it’s a racy hatchback powered by an uprated version of the Cruze’s four-cylinder engine, which is developing 12 HP more, to a total output of 150 horsepower. The model is fitted with the start/stop system and it’s coming with either a manual or an automatic six-speed transmission, sitting on 21 inch rims and offering 40 mpg on highway.
Last but not least, the Chevrolet Sonic RS is one of the most expected hot hatches made overseas and we’ve talked about it in several occasions. The Chevrolet Sonic RS is unchanged and it’s still developing a total output of 138 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 148 lv-ft, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The model is expected to come just above the top-trim versions and it will go on sale at the end of this year in the US.