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Chevy to reveal next-gen Camaro on May 16

Chevy to reveal next-gen Camaro on May 16

Published: March 17, 2015, 10:25 AM
Updated: March 19, 2015, 4:37 PM

2016 Chevrolet Camaro teaser

Chevrolet will reveal the sixth-generation, 2016 Camaro at a fan event on Detroit's Belle Isle on May 16, General Motors announced today. 

The company expects 1,000 or more Camaro fans to attend the free event, where they will be able to see the car, meet and greets Camaro designers and engineers and ride along for hot laps on the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix course where Indycars will race in a double-header on May 30 and 31.

The 2016 Camaro will undergo its first major change since the nameplate was re-introduced in 2009, after disappearing from the market for seven years.

It will get all new underpinnings as construction shifts to GM's Alpha platform, which it will share with the Cadillac ATS and CTS.

Along with that change, its production will be shifted from Canada – GM's Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant, where the current model is built – to the U.S., where it will be built in the same Lansing, Michigan plant that builds the two Cadillacs.

It's will be the first time Camaros have been built in the U.S. since 1992. The 1993 through 2002 models were built at GM of Canada's Ste. Therese plant in Quebec, which was shut down when Camaro production ceased.

A teaser glimpse of a camouflaged sixth-generation Camaro was included in a Chevrolet video celebrating production of the 500,000th gen-five model. The 2016 Camaro  is expected to go on sale late in 2015 or early in 2016.