The highly-anticipated sixth-generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is expected to be unveiled this year in the USA. Camaro enthusiast “spratleyea” from Camaro6 forums details in a rendering, how the next-generation model could possibly look.
The all-new model would retain its outline but get more aggressive and aerodynamic styling. The rear wheel drive Alpha platform used in the Cadillac ATS and the Cadillac CTS would form the basis for this comprehensively updated model, which is also expected to shed weight.
The Performance Data Recorder which has its availability limited to the Corvette and the Cadillac ATS-V and the Cadillac CTS-V, would also be introduced on the 2016 Camaro, while interior quality, fit and finish are expected to be much better than the current gen, say reports.
The engine line-up likely to be offered would be new and existing (but revised) naturally aspirated and supercharged V6/V8 engines. The 2.0-liter I4 LTG turbocharged gasoline engine is also expected to be offered, to compete with the 2015 Ford Mustang 2.3-liter EcoBoost.
Initially, 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions will be the offered while the 7-speed manual transmission and 8-speed automatic transmission borrowed from the Corvette could follow at a later stage, add other reports.
Traditionally, the Camaro has been offered only in the left-hand drive version. Ford also had the same tradition with the Mustang but introduced the sixth-generation in right-hand drive version, making it available in new territories for the first time. It won’t be a surprise to see Chevrolet do the same with its muscle car.
A New York Auto Show debut is likely but the company could skip it and rather launch the car at an independent media event later this year.
[Image Source: Camaro 6 forums]