According to Chevrolet, the six generation Camaro is all-new, slightly smaller than its predecessor, and features a driver-centric interior that includes a Driver Mode Selector, configurable instrument cluster, and customized ambient lighting. This all-new Camaro also features three engine choices, each available with a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission.
“Redesigning the Camaro is thrilling and challenging all at once, but the secret is to offer something more,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president of Product Development. “For Camaro enthusiasts, it retains iconic design cues and offers even more performance. For a new generation of buyers, the 2016 Camaro incorporates our most innovative engineering ideas with finely honed performance and leading design.”
To create one of the best performance cars available, Chevrolet focused on three things: performance, technology, and design. The new Camaro SS is the most powerful SS ever produced. An all-new Driver Mode Selector features Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport, and on SS models, a Track setting. The exterior is more athletic-looking and was the result of 350 hours of wind tunnel testing. Chevrolet met with fifth generation owners to get feedback on what they liked about their Camaros and what they wanted for this new Camaro.
When the new Camaro goes on sale later this year, it will be offered in LT and SS trim. The LT’s standard engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. A 3.6-liter V6 producing 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque is available on the LT. The mighty SS gets a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 producing 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. Each engine has been tuned for a distinctive performance sound. Active noise cancellation is used on the 2.0-liter and mechanical sound enhancers are utilized by the V6 and V8.
The interior is completely new for 2016. “Given the level of technology and performance, the interior had to be modern and driver focused.” said Ryan Vaughan, interior design manager. “But although the interior is an all new design, it is still instinctively recognizable as a Camaro.” The instrument array features analog instruments as well as an available high-definition center screen that can be configured to provide additional information including navigation, performance, and infotainment features. The center console and center stack are also all-new and an available ambient lighting system is also available.
Head over to chevrolet.com/2016-camaro for more information about the upcoming Chevy Camaro.