An instant classic car, Chevrolet Camaro is part of great American muscle tradition and bends the streets to his own will for almost 50 years now. Year 2016 marks both the golden anniversary and the start of the sixth generation. That’s why 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will receive the special edition model to go with the standard lineup.
Design – Interior and Exterior
New Camaro’s exterior will resemble old model’s design as angular shape with curved edges will be offered again. Both coupe and convertibles will follow the same design with thin headlights and grille. Flared fenders and some air inlets on the sides will be coupled with a sweeping low roofline, while out back, Camaro should get a new bumper, exhausts and tail-lights. New platform and utilization of new materials should make it lighter which in turn should upgrade new Camaro’s fuel efficiency.
It will be interesting to see what changes Chevy designers are planning for their iconic pony car on the inside. They might use more soft plastics, but materials in general will remain pretty much the same. Lack of room at the back is nothing new for a 2+2 coupe, but at least cabrio models fare slightly better in this category. Both cloth and leather upholsteries will be offered, depending on a model, but don’t expect any luxury features here.
7-inch touch screen will be responsible for all infotainment purposes and should find its spot in the middle of a new redesigned dashboard. 6-speeker system, Bluetooth, USB port and auxuliary jacks are all standard, while upper tiers get Boston Acoustics premium 9-speaker sound system with 245 watts of power. Besides a rearview camera and parking sensors, 2016 Chevrolet Camaro probably won’t get any advanced electronic features. Otherwise, all mandatory airbags, anti-lock brakes and stability control are standard across the board.
Under the Hood and MPG
Chevy is certainly following the trends and that’s why they are planning on introducing new batch of engines including four bangers. 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder putting up 272 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque will be the new option in next-gen Camaro models, while V6 and V8 engines will be carried over. 3.6L V6 will remain the base option and should continue to deliver 323 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque, while 6.2L V8 might get slightly downsized substitution. Both 6-speed manual and automatic shifters will be offered in all models available in sixth generation’s initial year which might not see the top performing Z models.
As mentioned above, fuel economy ratings should see a slight increase as base V6 engines will be rated at around 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. V8’s will be the most consuming options as usual, while the fuel efficiency championship award goes to the new turbo four.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Price details
Prices will most likely remain in the same region as coupes should be available for between $24,000 and $38,000. Convertibles will be slightly more expensive and will have their price tags in between $32,000 and $43,000.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro is continuing muscle car’s long and rich tradition while celebrating half a century of existence. It’ll be a next generation model with similar styling, but different specs thanks to a new 4-cylinder engine which is here for fuel efficiency boost.