Chevy manages to keep interest in their Camaro growing year after year after year, and the buzz around the 2016 Chevy Camaro is truly becoming deafening. Everyone is anxious for the new models to arrive at their local dealerships. To tide you over, here’s what we know about the Chevy Camaro so far:
- There Will Be Three Models. The 2016 will come in an entry-level 2.0L Turbo, a mid range 3.6L V6, and a high-end 6.2L LT1
- The interior has gotten a major facelift. Camaro fans have expressed disappointment with the layout of the interior in previous model years, and the engineers at GM have finally made some big improvements inside of the Camaro in response. The angled dashboard has a more intuitive arrangement, and the inside is outfitted with multicolor LEDs, that make the standard models feel like they’re already packed with custom mods.
- The exterior has been streamlined. Chevy decided to downsize the Camaro for the 2016 model year, taking 2 inches from the wheelbase, and 2 inches from the length compared to last year. The 2016 Camaro also weighs up to 200 pounds less, depending on the specific The massive weight reduction is due to changes in the arch liners and suspension.
- The standard Chevy Camaro lights are redesigned LED headlights. The 2016 Chevy Camaro headlights are incredibly distinctive U bar lights, which have the look of half The change in the lighting marks a departure from the way that Chevy Camaro LED headlights have looked in the past, giving the new Camaro a bold, modern look. Secondary accent lights are featured on all three models on either side of the grille. On the 2.0L Turbo, and 3.6L V6, the accent lights are vertical, while the accents on the 6.2LV8 are horizontal.
- There is an eco conscious option. No, Chevy hasn’t introduced a hybrid Camaro, but they did bring in the 2.0L turbo engine, in order to provide a fuel efficient version of their beloved pony car. Although the entry-level version will save owners money at the pump, its turbocharged engine, borrowed from the Cadillac ATS design, still packs a punch. In tests, it was demonstrated to go from 0 to 60 in under 6
- Every model will have a manual transmission option. Much to the delight of fans, the 2016 Chevy Camaro will have a manual transmission available in all three of its available models, a departure from previous
- The top-of-the-line model has a Vette engine under the hood. Capable of 455 hp at 6000 rpm, the V8 engine in the SS model was developed for the Corvette C7
We still have a few more months to go before the new Chevy Camaro will be available to check out in person, but it’s certain that the 2016 models will be worth the wait.
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