As the 2016 Camaro draws nearer to dealerships (due in the first quarter of 2016), Chevrolet is releasing pricing and an online builder.
Prices are yet to be released for Canada but U.S. price tags start at $26,695 for the 1LT Camaro and $37,295 for the 1SS version, which actually represents a drop from the 2015 Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). If it also holds true in Canada, that would keep Canadian MSRPs in the $31,000 and $39,000 ranges, respectively.
“The 1LT trim level has long been one of the most popular for Camaro,” said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager. “We expect it will be even more popular, as the 2016 Camaro 1LT is priced less than the 2015 model and offers significantly more standard features and technologies.”
New standard features include MyLink with Apple CarPlay capability, OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot, driving mode selector (Snow/Ice, Tour and Sport, as well as Track on SS versions), remote starter (with auto transmission only), keyless entry and push button start, rearview camera, automatic climate control, LED daytime running lights and capless fuel filler, to name a few.
The popular RS package returns as an optional upgrade to the LT, adding 20-inch aluminum wheels, HID headlights with LED signature lamps, LED taillamps and a rear spoiler.
The SS adds a unique grille and front and rear fasciae, vented hood and rear spoiler. Other features include Brembo brakes, run-flat tires, and engine rev matching and limited slip rear differential (on manual models), among others.
The new visualizer, allows shoppers to view the many personalization features (colours, stripes, body cladding, interior trim colours and materials, and wheels and other accessories) for the 2016 Camaro, which will again be available in coupe and convertible bodystyles, and two trim levels each of LT and SS designations.
Among the available accessories are three aluminum wheel designs, body colour inserts for the grille, spoiler and ground effects kits, taillamp lenses and exterior graphics packages, among others (including the ability to play with the Chevy bowtie symbol).
The top of the line 2SS Camaro is pretty much an all-inclusive model, with the only available options being Magnetic Ride Control, sunroof, in-dash navigation, dual mode exhaust and paddle shifted eight-speed automatic transmission.
You can read more about the new Camaro, but a quick look shows the LT powered by a 275-hp 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine, with the option to move up to a 335-hp 3.6-litre V6. The SS gets power from a 455-hp 6.2 V8 that also generates 455 lb.ft. of torque.