It goes without saying here at GM Authority that the staff, and most readers, agree that the Chevrolet Code 130R is an amazing concept, and something following its promise should have been built five minutes ago — a small, lightweight, rear-wheel drive coupe centered around the enthusiast customer — whose pockets are only so deep.
“A really nice, light, rear-drive car that’s inexpensive — we know that rings a bell,” GM North America President Mark Reuss mentioned to Automotive News last week. “That’d be a huge win for us if we had that.”
The key word here is “if,” as Reuss reveals that such a vehicle is not exactly on the drawing board quite yet. But the continued strong feedback from the enthusiast niche, particularly of the younger sub-demographic, shows that there’s a market out there for such a vehicle, and its desire doesn’t seem to be fading away any time soon — especially if the vehicle continues to be light, compact, and rear-wheel-drive, while starting at under $25,000.
Here’s to continued hope.