Paris Motor Show LIVE: Chevrolet Tru 140s and Chevrolet Code 130R “Youth Concepts” image

Chevrolet again brought to Europe its two Youth Concepts, the Code 130R and Tru 140s, half a year after they had their European debut in Geneva.

After their world premiere in Detroit, the two concept cars have graced several other major shows with their stylish presence this year, including Washington, Chicago, New York and Beijing.

Code 130R and Tru 140S were designed by Nicholas David and Joe Baker from the GM North Hollywood Design Center, based on input from young people below the age of 30 across the United States. The two vehicles explore the styling and functionality this group of buyers indicated they would like to see in a new car.

Inspired by the BMW 2002 and the Datsun 510, the Chevrolet Code 130R Concept is based on the Alpha rear-wheel drive platform which is also underpinning the Cadillac ATS. The model has a 109 inch wheelbase, shorter than BMW 3-Series’, and is powered by a beefed-up 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, that develops 150 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. The Code 130R is fitted with GM’s eAssist electric assist system and has an average fuel consumption of 40 mpg.

The second concept, the Chevrolet Tru 140S, is based on the popular Chevy Cruze. The Tru 140S Concept has appealing lines and is powered by the same engine in the Code 130R that develops 150 horsepower. The model is fitted with the start/stop system and is rated at 40 mpg on the highway.