Chevrolet Camaro is manufactured by General Motors under the Chevrolet brand since 1967. Since then it came all the way to the sixth generation, or to be more exact, it will begin the sixth generation, next year with all new 2016 Chevy Camaro. Before the fifth generation Chevrolet made a long pause from 2002 to 2010. In that period the company tried its best to introduce as many upgrades they can for the fifth generation.
The main changes came in 2010 with those new updates, and this legendary model got its total redesign. The development was pushed forward due to the arrival of sixth generation Mustang, which Ford already showed two years ago in the second half of 2013. Finally, we have new Camaro to look upon and potentially brag about, if and when we get one.
As you could already guess, the new Camaro will come out all freshened with numerous updates outside and inside the hood. Those new updates are going to come as a nitro drive to Chevy, helping the company against other competitors already deep into the race. In the end, Camaro won most of the battles against Mustang during the last generation of vehicles. We will see if it is going to continue the winning streak with new generation.
The final reveal of the 2016 Chevy Camaro’s sixth generation happened at this year’s Detroit Car Show. In this review we are going to mention some of the pros and cons of this vehicle.
2016 Chevy Camaro Exterior
First thing one could notice is the size of 2016 Chevy Camaro which is noticeable smaller. It is two inches shorter in length, one inch slimmer in width and an inch shorter in height. The exterior itself is not that different from the last generation. Yeah, they haven’t left it completely untouched, it has been reworked, but it awfully resembles its predecessors.
In front, headlights and grille changed a little bit in shape and size, but keeping close to the slim design seen on the previous model. The difference in headlights is the LED frame around the light bulb and the turn signals.
More noticeable changes come in a form of larger intakes under the grille which now have trapezoidal shape, and some smaller changes on the bunged engine hood.
On the rear, we can of course see some modifications with the taillights and a new well shaped bumper. Diffuser is now a lot thinner, not going all the way to the plates area.
2016 Chevy Camaro Interior – Pictures
The 2016 Chevy Camaro interior has been updated with the same goal as the exterior, and that is to indulge the Chevy Camaro enthusiast. But customers have other options to choose from, so they could almost customize their interior as they please. So the HD screen can be configured to display additional information such as navigation, infotainment or performance. There is one more eight inch screen in the center of the dashboard for the MyLink system.
Front section is more spacious due to different controls layout. LED ambient light with 24 color option is now integrated in the dashboard, doors and center console. Of course the ambient light is an option. (Who would like his car to look like the Disneyland?)
2016 Chevy Camaro Engine
The huge news coming behind the release of 2016 Chevy Camaro is the four cylinder engine which will be the Chevrolet’s response to Mustang’s 2.3 liter Ecoboost engine. First in the line is 2.0 liter turbo four cylinder that shares the most of its parts with the base level engine of the Caddy ATS and CTS. It gives 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Chevy claims that is will achieve 0-60 mph in less than six seconds. As far as the fuel efficiency is considered GM says it will be around 30 mpg on a highway, while the Mustang EcoBoost stands at 31 mpg.
Next is a newly developed 3.6 liter V6 that uses the updated direct injection, continuously variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation. It gives the output of 335 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque. This particular engine will be able to run from 0-60 in around 5.7 seconds and return some 28 mpg on a highway.
Last in the line will be Camaro SS with 6.2 liter V8 engine with 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. Architecture of this last engine is borrowed almost completely from the Corvette’s unit, and judging by that, it will go from 0-60 in less than five seconds.
All of these options will have a six speed manual or an eight speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
2016 Chevy Camaro Release Date and Price
The release of this vehicle is scaduled for a late 2015 or early in 2016. The price is not that high when you compare it to the quality you are going to get. Estimated price is around 25,000 dollars for a base option.