The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible has been officially unwrapped in the USA. The open-top version has an electro-hydraulic power roof system that features multilayer construction designed for a comfortable driving experience in all seasons.
Like the coupe version from which it is derived, the convertible has gotten considerably lighter, compared to its predecessor. The kerb weight has been reduced by at least 200 lbs (90 kg).
The four-seat convertible’s top can be folded down completely beneath the belt line. Its roof can be opened or closed at speeds up to 30 mph (48 km/h). It can be opened remotely using the key fob and the hard tonneau cover deploys automatically when the top is lowered and stowed – a segment-first feature.
The engines offered will be same as the coupe – a 275-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a 335-hp 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine and the Corvette Stingray’s 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine that produces 455 hp and 455 lb.-ft. (617 Nm) of torque. Similarly, transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual and an 8-speed automatic.
The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible will be built alongside the 2016 Camaro coupe at GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in Lansing, Michigan in the USA. The all-new convertible model will go on sale in early 2016.