Mark Reuss Keeps Pushing For Rear-Drive Small Chevy

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
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mark reuss keeps pushing for rear drive small chevy

Almost exactly one month after TTAC first broached news of a possible compact rear-drive Chevrolet, TTAC commenter and GM North America vice-president Mark Reuss is still dropping hints about such a product.

Speaking to Automotive News on the prospect of a possible competitor to the Scion FR-S

“A really nice, light, rear-drive car that’s inexpensive — we know that rings a bell, that’d be a huge win for us if we had that.”

While reaction to the Code 130R was reportedly strong, Reuss said that the Code’s styling would not be put into production. Apparently, the Alpha platform would not be used either, echoing earlier comments by Reuss. That would necessitate another compact, rear-drive platform like GM’s former Kappa architecture, and of course, further variants to help make that venture profitable. Bring it on, GM.

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  • Johnny ringo Johnny ringo on May 06, 2013

    A new small rear drive Chevy---Ooh, it must be the new Chevy Vega! I can hardly wait.

  • Junebug Junebug on May 07, 2013

    Bingo! The Vega, bring it back and do a Chip Foose on it, new motor, trans, cool wheels and killer interior!

  • Gardiner Westbound Gardiner Westbound on May 07, 2013

    We've already seen this movie. GM's rear-wheel-drive Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky sports cars beat the Toyobaru to market by several years. They didn't measure-up: poor driving dynamics, unacceptable fit and finish and substandard reliability.

  • MRF 95 T-Bird MRF 95 T-Bird on May 07, 2013

    Makes perfect sense for Chevy to offer a small RWD sports coupe. The Vette is their halo sports car, Camaro the pony car. This could be their entry level sports car the same way the Vega should have been.