Chevrolet introduced two concept coupes at the 2012 North American International Auto Show aimed at inspiring next-generation buyers to take the wheel and suggest ideas for a car they can co-create. The two new concepts are the Code 130R and the Tru 140S.
► Chevrolet Tru 140S Concept at 2012 NAIAS
Chevrolet introduced two concept coupes at the 2012 North American
International Auto Show aimed at inspiring next-generation buyers to take
the wheel and suggest ideas for a car they can co-create. The two new
concepts are the Code 130R and the Tru 140S.
The name "E-Bugster" is a combination of "E" for electric, "Bug," the
American nickname for the Beetle, and "speedster," which typically
describes an open-top two-seater. Although the E-Bugster concept is clearly
not a convertible, it sports the typical speedster profile of shallow
windows and a low, dramatic roofline.
In addition to being a study in pure-electric mobility, the E-Bugster is
also a dynamic study in Beetle design. Up front, the E-Bugster's flat and
wide windshield is distinctive. The E-Bugster utilizes LED Daytime Running
Lights, just like the production Beetle, except that here they form a
distinctive graphic on either side of the lower air intake in the front
bumper. This LED graphic is mirrored by reflectors in the rear bumper. Ever
since the e-up! concept car was presented in Europe, these unique DRLs have
become a signature element on Volkswagen electric vehicle studies.
From the side, the E-Bugster's low, flat roof serves to frame the rest of
the vehicle's distinctive features. Between its flared fenders and 20-inch
wheels, there's a distinctive Beetle "V" that runs along the side of the
vehicle. Above its side sill, a decal with the "E-Bugster" signature can be
seen. Just above this point, the chrome has been lengthened from the lower
window border towards the rear of the car. The top of the E-Bugster extends
in a flat arch over this chrome line and borders the vehicle's side
windows. The height between the chrome lower edge of these windows and the
uppermost roof line is tight, like a chopped-down speedster. Overall, the
Bugster is nearly three inches lower than a Beetle.
► 2013 Dodge Dart
The 2013 Dodge Dart redefines performance with Alfa Romeo DNA,
fuel-efficient powertrains and Dodge's passion for performance. The all-new
Dodge Dart is a thoroughly modern vehicle that's fuel-efficient,
beautifully designed and crafted, agile and fun-to-drive.
Loaded with innovative technology, class-leading safety features and clever
functionality, the 2013 Dodge Dart sets a new standard in the compact car
segment by offering unmatched personalization, roominess, style,
functionality and fun-to-drive dynamics.
The 2013 Dodge Dart will be available in five trim levels: SE, SXT, Rallye,
Limited and R/T. It will be built in the United States at Chrysler Group's
Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill. Production of the 2013 Dodge
Dart will begin in the second quarter of 2012.
► Lexus LF-LC Concept @ 2012 NAIAS
Lexus unveiled a new design concept for a hybrid 2+2 sport coupe at the
North American International Auto Show. Showcasing the future design
direction for Lexus with an emphasis on a driver-focused vehicle, the LF-LC
concept will be at the Lexus display through January 22.
The LF-LC displays the new Lexus design language in its bold interpretation
of the signature Lexus spindle grille and rear architecture. Sumptuous
curves blend smoothly into dynamic angles, creating an inviting display of
lines, shadows and corners.
Framed by a deep aluminum surround, the mesh pattern of the spindle grille
takes 3D sculpture form, and functional air intakes in the bottom corners
of the grille show the fusion of distinctive style and engineering
Daytime running lights are shaped like an "L" while the vertical fog lamps
utilize a fading dot matrix pattern to suggest a sense of movement.
The front-engine, rear-wheel drive LF-LC features Advanced Lexus Hybrid
Drive, delivering both driving performance and fuel efficiency.
2013 Dodge Dart - First Look
First look at the 2013 Dodge Dart. (R/T Trim Level Shown)
Engines for the 2013 Dart include a base 2.0-liter four-cylinder, mid-level
1.4-liter turbo four with MultiAir
technology, and a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine for top of the line trim.
Six-speed manual, auto or dual-clutch transmission will be available and a
nine-speed will be available at a later date.
The 2013 Dart will debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, and arrive at your
Dodge showroom later this year. Expect more info on the 2013 Dodge Dart to
be announced soon.
Chevy Code 130R and Tru 140S Concept Sports Cars at LA Auto Show
I am in love with Chevrolet's two sporty compact concepts the
rear-wheel-drive Code 130R and the front-wheel-drive Tru 140S I saw at the
2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. Rumor has it that both cars might be produces
and aimed at the youth market (and those of us with youthful hearts) that
would be in the low 20s range with the ability to easily personalize them
and tech ready. They were designed at GM's Advanced Design studio in Los
The Tru 140S is a four-passenger hatchback that shares its platform with
the Chevy Cruze and Volt. It also gets the 150-hp Ecotec 1.4, fitted with
stop-start technology and other fuel-saving systems, and is projected to
deliver 40 mpg on the highway.
The Code 130R is a four-passenger hybrid coupe, featuring a turbocharged Ecotec 1.4-liter four-cylinder
direct-injection gasoline engine coupled with General Motors' eAssist
hybrid technology. The engine makes 150 horsepower and 148
pound-feet of torque. Chevy says the driveline can be equipped with either
a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, and is projected to
return 40 miles per gallon in highway driving.
The difference between the two cars is that the Tru 140S is more
contemporary and has performance chrome wheels shod with P245/35R21 tires
and the Code 130R is designed with "heritage" styling cues with P245/40R20
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► Nissan e-NV200 Concept
The innovative Nissan e-NV200 Concept, which makes it world debut at the
2012 North American Auto Show in Detroit, serves as more evidence of
Nissan's leadership position in the zero-emission automotive industry.
Based on the popular Nissan NV200 multi-usage vehicle, the Nissan e-NV200
Concept previews a near-future production version of a full electric
vehicle designed to provide businesses or families with flexible, roomy
interior space, while achieving a dramatic CO2 footprint reduction.
The Nissan e-NV200 Concept shares its major drivetrain components with the
innovative Nissan LEAF.
Silent, zero emission power is supplied is by a lithium-ion battery
composed of 48 compact modules and a high-response 80kW AC synchronous
motor that generates 207 lb-ft (280 N-m/rpm) of torque. Unlike a
conventional internal combustion engine, the motor delivers 100% of its
torque from start with immediate response bringing excellent acceleration
and smooth, comfortable driving feel.
And, like the Nissan LEAF, the Nissan e-NV200 Concept offers a highly
responsive, fun-to-drive experience that is in keeping with what consumers
have come to expect from traditional, gasoline-powered vehicles. In line
with the Nissan LEAF, the Nissan e-NV200 Concept offers excellent projected
fuel economy -- a critical factor for commercial vehicle operators.
HOMEMADE CAR BUILT BY AN 18 YR OLD!! DESIGN AND BUILD YOUR OWN CAR!!
Designed my own car when I was twelve, always wanted to build it. Finally
started a few months ago! Its just a weekend project right now. These are
just some pictures I have taken along the way! I will upload a new video
soon with pictures that are more recent! This is just the body buck (Mold).
Only building this one as a prototype and then we will see what happens
from there! I was sort of following the Bailey Blade idea for a little, but
I am also using some ideas i found on another website so I am kind of
mixing the two techniques. If you have any questions about anything email
P.s. I know my design is pretty generic, but for now I didnt want to go
extreme because although a appreciate cars that show off something you have
never seen, I also enjoy just the simple lines that a car has and carries
throughout the whole body. I am working on a render of a more radical body
style right now. Post videos of that soon!
Check out the newest update with the base almost done!!!
Chevrolet Volt Concept
Cars.com talks with a GM representative about their all-electric concept
car, the Volt.
GM promises that the car, which is still years away from production, will
plug right into an outlet in your house.
Chevrolet Miray Concept - 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show
It comes to the european debut the Chevrolet Miray Concept. The entire body
is carbon fiber, it's fitted by two front-mounted 15-kW electric motors for
quick acceleration and zero emissions in urban driving. It can switch from
the electric motors to the 1.5L 4cyl turbo engine mounted behind the cockpit, and it
can employ all of the above for maximum sporting performance.
More videos of the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show here:
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2013 Chevrolet Malibu - First Look
Motor Trend Detroit Editor Todd Lassa provides the first look at the new
2013 Chevy Malibu.
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