2016 Chevrolet Camaro Spy Shots, Specs and Review

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is an all-new car with new chassis from Cadillac, the platform benefits in a lighter and smaller dimension resulting in improved driving experience, fuel efficiency and better performance. Meanwhile, the new Camaro will only get slight updates on its exterior, including subtle lifts and tucks outside. Recent spy shots emerge and spreading some important details about this new muscle car, let’s check it out!

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These are our latest spy shots of prototypes for the all-new, sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro. As the prototypes confirm, the new Camaro won’t look very different from the current model, but there are some big changes taking place beneath the skin.

Platform

As we’ve known for some time, the new Camaro, which should launch on the market in the second half of 2015, as a 2016 model, will be based on General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] brilliant Alpha platform, currently found in the Cadillac ATS and CTS. Both light and stiff, the platform should ensure the new Camaro is leaps and bounds ahead of the relatively heavy fifth-gen model when it comes to acceleration, handling and economy.

The lighter weight will also allow the new Camaro to offer a four-cylinder engine, providing a rival for Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] new Mustang EcoBoost. Note, the Mustang EcoBoost weighs in at 3,532 pounds, and considering the Alpha-based ATS sedan weighs about 200 pounds less than this, the Alpha-based Camaro could have quite the advantage over its traditional foe.

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Exterior

Moving around to the front, there are faint echoes of the last Bumblebee Camaro, though this is a lot better. The headlamps are deeply recessed in a split upper grille (although the split itself may be creative misdirection on the part of GM’s camouflage artists). The shape of the headlights looks—dare I say it?—almost like the 2015 Mustang, its mortal enemy. The cheap-looking plastic mesh on the lower grille looks temporary, but the important part is the overall effect of the shape, which is unlikely to change much. It’s very, very aggressive. Attractive? Sadly, until the swirly camo comes off, it’ll be hard to say.

Out back, there is still a great deal of elevation between the quad exhaust tips and the top of the trunk lid. Anyone expecting the Camaro’s tail to shrink will be disappointed. Again, we’ll wait to judge until it is fully revealed.

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Powertrain

Under the hood, both the 3.6-liter V6 and the 426-horsepower V8 engines should carry over, along with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. A turbocharged four-cylinder offering is almost certain to help meet more rigid fuel economy standards. But that should be a good thing, as the leading candidate is the same 272-hp 2.0-liter engine found in the new base CTS and ATS models.

At launch, we should see at least a base V-6 model, V-8-powered SS and perhaps the new four-cylinder model. Further down the track we can expect replacements for the 1LE, ZL1 and Z/28.

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Release Date and Price

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is expected to be revealed at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show or the 2015 New York Auto Show. The all-new muscle car will be produced in GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant located in Michigan, this is where CTS and ATS model built. As for pricing, we expect that the price would start from $20,000 for basic configuration, the price will be higher as much as $60,000 at most as more optional features added.

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