The Subaru BRZ and Scion FRS are the hottest thing going these days. They selling well, garnering critical praise, and if you remember our test drive of the GT86 a freaking blast to drive. GM wants in on that action. You might remember the Chevy code from the 2012 NAIAS. We hated it, and pretty much everyone did. With bland crappy styling it was not any to write home about other than it was RWD and small. Well GM isn’t saying that is their BRZ fighter, and we suspect it isn’t.
So GM’s North American head honcho Mark Ruess is saying “it’s on the list, it would be a great entry for us.” What we expect to happen is a small car, maybe the Code or something similar based on the Alpha platform. The Alpha platform is what the Cadillac ATS rides on, and is what the next generation Camaro will be on. That’s a pretty good platform to start with. The question is when. With the BRZ/FRS already out there in numbers, the Hyundai Genesis well into production and ready for a refresh GM is quite far behind the game here. We haven’t heard of any thing even close to a production ready prototype and a quick call to GM netted us no info. So this is going to have to fall into the we’ll keep you posted category. I’d love to see it, the more sports cars the better. What do you think? Do you like the code? Do you want to see something else from GM?