2016 Chevrolet Camaro starts the sixth generation of GM’s most popular muscle car. Initial lineup will most likely remain incomplete, but there should still be a number of options to fulfill everyone’s needs. Changes aren’t that extensive, but still visible. Those that you can’t see are even more impressive.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Engine
Base engine will be carried over 3.6L V-6. However, reworked unit now makes 335 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque thanks to slightly larger bore. Another carryover comes in terms of V-8 engine.
SS-reserved 6.2L V-8 should make 455 hp and the same number of torque which is also an upgrade compared to outgoing models. Only new addition to the lineup is 2.0L turbo four which makes 275 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Transmission will be dual, and apart from performance mandatory 6-speed manual, you’ll get to choose 8-speed automatic as well.
Next-gen model has been toned down and trimmed for some 200 pounds which should help, both its handling and fuel economy. Apart from a few light revisions, 2016 Chevrolet Camaro looks pretty much like its predecessor.
However, grille is thinned down, and headlamps are more contemporary, though still on a small side. Foglight have also gone down the modern road and are now rectangular and vertically positioned, while both midsection and rear end feature some new creases. Least changes come around the back where Camaro features new exhaust tips, slightly revised bumper and even less changed tail-lights.
Interior of Chevrolet Camaro 2016
Next-gen Camaro’s interior will be basically unchanged. Of course, pony car will receive new cabin setup, but materials will remain the same. They actually depend on chosen trim level, which is natural, and you’ll be able to get either plastic/cloth entry-level models, or top grades with premium leather-wrapped seats and aluminum accents.
Apart from 7-inch touch screen display (standard from mid-range models), you’ll be able to get all connectivity options, together with premium Boston Acoustics premium 9-speaker system with a total of 245 watts.
Rest of convenience options will also be highly advanced, at least in top grades, while entry-level models will offer everything necessary for a modern, comfortable drive. Even safety features include a rearview camera, rear park assist and, otherwise standard goodies which include stability control, anti-lock brakes and an airbag system.
Fuel efficiency depends on chosen powertrain. Best figures come from a new turbo four which should be able to generate more than 30 mpg on the highway and mid twenties overall. V-6’s will return 19/30 mpg, while V-8’s shouldn’t do more than 16/24 mpg.
Price for new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro
Prices between $24,000 for entry-level coupe and $43,000 for SS convertible will likely continue unchanged.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro brings some new lines as a result of new generation redesign. However, iconic pony car remains largely unchanged in many segments. Most prolific change comes in new turbo four powertrain which should make the car able to compete with other modern pony cars, mainly Ford Mustang.