Chevrolet revealed the 2016 Camaro back in May, 2015 and it was an instant hot with the fans. The upcoming Camaro has a futuristic appeal, which is the most-talked aspect of the vehicle! This is the sixth-generation of the Camaro and the people are gearing up to witness something special!
General Motors is yet to come up with an official confirmation regarding the upcoming Camaro, but experts suggest that the vehicle will be packed with all the latest gadgets along with a powerful engine block under the hood. It is a pony car in all honesty!
Since the revelation, numerous aspects and stories from the Camaro’s past have surfaced. The most common report doing the rounds is General Motor’s description of the word Camaro. When representatives of the company were asked what the word Camaro meant, they said that it was a little monster that ate Mustangs!
True to this legend, the Chevrolet Camaro has been a tough competitor to the Ford Mustang, although, the company suffered a brief shock during the early 2000s. However, they have returned to the market with a bang and the sixth-generation Camaro is expected to bring back the taste of the original pony-eater!
Experts believe that General Motors is working on a smaller, friendlier and economical version of the fifth-generation Camaro, which could actually make the vehicle a great daily commute. However, we would not want the car to lose its raw masculinity in a bid to get greater gas mileage.
After all, the Camaro is a piece of the American auto history, and we would not want to see the beast caged! The first major improvement that we would like to discuss is the inclusion of the Camaro to GM’s Alpha platform.
The vehicles built under the Alpha program are smaller, more fuel efficient, nimbler and faster. All the aspects that we would like to see incorporated into the 2016 Camaro. One of the basic features that are to be incorporated into the vehicle includes a 5-link independent rear, MacPherson strut suspension, exclusively composed of aluminum and high-strength steel.
Chevrolet will also be looking at reducing weight whenever possible and the final product is expected to be at least 200 pounds lighter than its predecessor. The chassis is 28% stiffer and the ride height has been reduced to provide maximum stability.
We cannot ascertain the drive dynamics of the vehicle without driving the vehicle, but by the looks and sounds of it, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be a fun to drive!
General Motors plan on shifting production from Canada to Michigan, although, parts of the drivetrain will continue to be produced at their plant at Oshawa, Ontario, Canada! General Motors is emphasizing on performance this year and the all-new Camaro even gets a new spoiler, aiding aerodynamics.
Chevrolet is likely to offer a range of engine options on the 2016 Camaro and even though the company is yet to make a formal announcement on the same, experts believe that the vehicle should feature the following lineup. A 3.6-liter V6 engine block, a 6.2-liter V8 and a 2.0-liter Turbo-charged blocks are expected to be a part of the upcoming lineup.
However, Chevrolet has made a quite a few modifications to their engine lineup in order to make them compliant to the European Emission norms. The best part about the modifications is that, the 2.0-liter engine block is now 40% more fuel efficient than the V6 block while the range-topping variant gets a 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated engine block displacing between 460 – 500 BHP along with 500 ft-lb of torque.
Numerous reports had been floating around, depicting the possible reveal date of the vehicle, but Chevrolet is yet to either announce a probable launch date or reveal the vehicle to the masses. We might have to wait for a few more months for the official confirmation. However, considering that General Motors is working on a package deal this time, waiting might not be such a bad thing!