Chevrolet’s participation at the North American International Auto Show is never complete without concept vehicles in attendance and this year’s no different.

Opting to go the more conservative route, the Bow Tie decided to introduce a pair of "affordable" coupes that are both aimed at enticing a new generation of young buyers.

One of the concepts is called the Code 130R Concept, a four-seater coupe that comes with a relatively simple upright profile, a more conservative appearance than its concept co-debutante, the sportier Tru 140S Concept.

Despite its rather stiff posture, the Code 130R still looks pretty cool, especially with its performance-inspired styling that’s fully complemented by an aggressive front fascia, Chevrolet fender flares, an all-new red metallic paint finish, and a new set of 20" matte anodized gold wheels. In order to cater to a market that prides itself on being on-the-go, all-the-time, Chevrolet gave the Code 130R a technology-laden interior, complete with innovative storage, WiFi, smart phone integration with Chevrolet MyLink, and heads-up display.

As far as the powertrain goes, the Code 130R shares the same engine as that of the Tru 140S in the form of a 1.4-liter EcoTec turbocharged engine that produces 150 horsepower and 148 lb/ft of torque, all while mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission. Likewise, Chevy engineers conceived the turbocharged engine of the concept to be tuned to work in partnership with Chevrolet’s eAssist technology, allowing for a more pleasurable and enhanced ride that should draw in a whole new generation of young buyers to the Bow Tie.

What’s even better is that Chevrolet is pegging a price tag of just around $20,000 for the production model of the concept. With the way the car looks, we’re already calling that a bargain.

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    EcoTec turbocharged engine
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    1400 L
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  (2) posted on 07.10.2012

Everyone is raving about this car but I feel it’s another throw back to an older Muscle car styling. I am more into true GT cars and despite the price/bargain this car maybe I would not buy one and know many other that still think GM is using the SAME style concepts and outdated look (besides on their true sports cars). The rear lights look stolen from Chrysler and the rest of the car is two smashed together for me with a large front end and a stubby rear trying to mimic the 135i BMW. The motor and drivetrain maybe impressive but, like the Mazda RX8 I feel this is the design of a committee and GM will not be getting my money for this one.

  (428) posted on 02.14.2012

This car is amazing, and it is designed beautifully for perfection. It’s one of the nicest looking cars to come along in a long time.

  (517) posted on 02.7.2012

Nowadays, Chevrolet made up more changes about their concept. The exterior detailing is so cool with aggressiveness.

  (473) posted on 01.26.2012

This has been good in recent years. Chev’s new creative concept invites the manufacturer into the competition. Exterior in general was great.

  (442) posted on 01.19.2012

There is something missing on this car, and I can’t seem to figure it out. Haha. But overall, the design is fantastic, specially that this is painted on red. Moreover, I am not satisfied on its engine specifications.

  (384) posted on 01.16.2012

Yeah! This car looks so hot and powerful with its design. The wheels are also striking. It’s a good thing to know that Chevrolet is now affordable and many buyers could get and have this one. This car is absolutely a kind of sports car. I’m not sure if it will be a tough competitor to others.

  (296) posted on 01.13.2012

Looks very awesome with it’s red body paint and when it comes to color, red makes me cool.I think the interior design of this car is so amazing. Nowadays, Chevrolet has turn into a more fantastic concept making all buyers to be well-impressed. The back detailing is so cool with aggressiveness. I like the fact that it is going to be in an affordable price. Pretty sure it’ll hit.

  (238) posted on 01.12.2012

It’s a good thing to know that this kind of car is an affordable one. Dealing the fact that it has a conservative appearance and providing an impressive platform and engine output.This car is greatly perfect for racing.

  (446) posted on 01.12.2012

Chevrolet has a lot of concept nowadays, and mostly of them are simple Coupe. But this one is on the edge as they offer it is red bosy paint. Good thing is that this is going to be in an affordable price.

  (194) posted on 01.12.2012

This coupe looks good yet really simple. It’ll be much better if it is painted in metallic pink or metallic energy red. But the price is really up to good, many will surely wait for this to have in their garage.

  (378) posted on 01.11.2012

This car is absolutely a sports car. The back detailing is oozing with aggressiveness! The interior design totally amazing with it’s impressive platform and engine output!

  (419) posted on 01.11.2012

This car is cute with a cute price also. smiley I love its conservative appearance and the fact that its very affordable.

  (342) posted on 01.10.2012

I do agree. This car is a bargain for that price! But if i were going to pick between Code 130R and Tru 140s, i will rather have the Tru 140s for its design and simplicity.

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