Last Updated on September 9, 2015 by Amir Arif
For 2016, Chevrolet Camaro only gets subtle changes, but will ride on brand-new chassis that is good enough for a Caddy. Also, it will get robust engines and an improved cabin. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be based on a Cadillac platform, which is a good thing considering that it won’t be the first time that Cadillac is picking through the blue-collar Chevrolet inventory.
The result yielded a crummy Cimarron back in the 1980’s and a pretty decent Corvette-based XLR model the previous decade. And coming for the 6th generation, the Camaro debuts whilst thoroughly refurbished. It dispenses its old bones in courtesy of a chassis derived from the Cadillac CTS. We have often praised both vehicles for a deft blend of ride comfort and athletic handling.
The new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro comes 2” shorter and an inch narrower and lower that the current model. Despite the significant changes, fans of the Camaro needn’t worry, though, as the model isn’t radically changed. Some of the reasons that Chevrolet might have relied on to move to the new platform might have been precipitated by good fuel economy and cost savings among other things.
Engine Specs of the New 2016 Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet has carried over some of the previous model’s engine which include the V6 and V8 powerplants. On http://topcarsreleasedates.com/2016-chevrolet-camaro/ you can find more info on the engine. Also, there is a new turbocharged 4-cylinder engine for those who would want a Camaro with relatively impressive speeds. There is a revised 3.6L V6 engine capable of generating around 335 hp and 284 pounds of torque, which is a significant power bump when compared to the previous model.
The 6.2L V8 engine also gets a power injection. It now has an output of around 455 hp and 455 pounds of torque. Winding up the engine list is the 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that is rated at 275 horsepower and 295 pounds of torque. According to Chevy, 4-cylinder Camaros should return more than 30 mpg on the highway while sprinting from 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds.
All of the above-mentioned engines will come mated to either an 8-speed auto transmission or a 6-speed manual with paddle shifters.
Exterior Photos & Interior Changes – 2016 Chevrolet Camaro
The new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be made available with either LT or SS variants. The base LT model will come either in 18” wheels or optionally provided 20”. The top-of-the-line model will come with 20” alloy wheels as standard and LED taillights.
The new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will feature up to four selectable modes: Ice/Snow, Tour, Sport and Track (SS models only). With this modes, a user will be able to optimize transmission, acceleration, steering and traction settings depending on the prevailing weather conditions.
The new-look Camaro comes with conspicuous upgrades on the interior design especially on the extensive use of quality materials, which is a necessary step needed to keep up with its new Dodge Challenger and Mustang rivals.
New features that will be provided in the new-look 2016 Chevrolet Camaro include customizable ambient cabin lighting, configurable gauge cluster, and an 8” media display for interfacing with entertainment, navigation, and Chevrolet’s MyLink app functions. Despite the efforts put by Chevrolet, preliminary specs suggests that the new vehicle has now lost a bit of legroom and has gained a sizeable amount of front legroom.
And according to Chevy, the new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro structure is now 30% more rigid than the previous model. Additionally, the new vehicle now weighs 200 lbs. lighter due to the extensive use of aluminum metal in suspension components and structural areas.
With less flex and less mass, should help the vehicle to be more responsive and handle quicker. Chevrolet says that the new SS model sprints faster than the truck-focused model. Also, the SS models can now get the Magnetic Ride Control active suspension found on Cadillacs and Corvettes.
Price & Release Date – 2016 Chevrolet Camaro
The new-look Chevrolet Camaro 2016 will be made in Lansing, Michigan and should be in dealerships by this fall. We should expect a 4-cylinder Camaro to go for sale with an MSRP tag of under $25,000 for the entry-level LT model equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder powerplant.
Opting for the V-6 Camaro will set you back by around $28,190, which includes destination charges. Finally upgrading to the SS model will set you back by around $37,295.