Deliveries of 2016 Chevrolet Camaro to start by mid-November

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 29, 2015

Customers who ordered the latest generation of the Chevrolet Camaro will soon receive their much-awaited units. Chevrolet has announced that it will commence shipment of the initial batch of MY2016 Camaros from its Lansing Grand River Assembly site to dealerships this week.

Deliveries will commence mid-November. General Motors’ Lansing Grand River Assembly site received a $175-million upgrade in tooling and equipment to support the production of the Gen Six Camaro, which takes performance, refinement and technology to a whole new level.

Sitting on a leaner yet stiffer platform, the Gen Six Camaro is now lighter by between 223 lbs and 390 lbs. This lower vehicle mass makes the new Camaro more agile and more responsive.

Additionally, the new Camaro features an elegant exterior sculpted and tuned in the wind tunnel, which means that the latest iteration of Chevrolet’s proud model boasts of lower aerodynamic lift, better handling and improved fuel efficiency.

On the other hand, the new Camaro features a driver-focused cockpit blessed with state-of-the-art technological features like the standard Chevrolet MyLink with Apple CarPlay capability and OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot.

Moreover, the Gen Six Camaro comes with the new Driver Mode Selector, and a configurable instrument cluster. Customers could also opt for the available customizable ambient lighting feature.

Serving as the core of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is any of the six new powertrain combinations, like the standard 2.0L Turbo, the all-new 3.6L V-6 (for LT models), and the 455-hp LT1 6.2L V-8 (for the SS).

Each powerplant is mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic transmission. The first vehicles up for delivery are the SS or LT coupe models with the 3.6L V-6.

Chevrolet will commence shipment of the Camaro Convertible and models with the 2.0L Turbo engine in early 2016. UAW Local 652 President Mike Green remarked that the next-generation Camaro has generated excitement and anticipation around the world.

He noted the quality of work performed by the GM’s workers at the Lansing Grand River Assembly site. Mike Trevorrow, Lansing regional plant manager, remarked that when the first Camaro models rolled off the line, it sparked excitement among people who were involved in the creation of the new vehicle from concept to assembly.

He said that as shipment of the Gen Six Camaro gets underway, it’s a testament of the hard work and pride of everyone at Lansing. The MY2016 Chevrolet Camaro can be availed for a starting price of $26,695 for the Camaro 1LT and $37,295 for the 1SS.

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CHEVROLET READIES SHIPMENT OF 2016 CAMARO

The wait is over. Chevrolet announced today it will begin shipping the all-new 2016 Camaro to dealers.

The first wave of production models will leave the plant by the end of this week and should arrive at dealerships for customer delivery by mid-November.

The Gen Six Camaro rolls off the line at GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly facility, which received a $175-million upgrade in tooling and equipment to support its production.

“It is an exciting day for everyone involved in bringing the new Camaro from a concept to the assembly line,” said Mike Trevorrow, Lansing regional plant manager. “As the transporters head out to dealerships across the country, the hard work and pride of everyone at Lansing Grand River Assembly goes with them.”

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro offers higher levels of performance, technology and refinement starting at $26,695 for the Camaro 1LT and $37,295 for the 1SS.

Six all-new powertrain combinations are offered, including a standard 2.0L Turbo and an available, all-new 3.6L V-6 in LT models, and the 455-hp LT1 6.2L V-8 in the SS – making it the most powerful Camaro SS ever. Each engine is available with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.

The first vehicles delivered to customers are coupes – SS or LT models with the 3.6L V-6. The Camaro Convertible and models with the 2.0L Turbo engine will begin shipping in early 2016.

Vehicle mass has been reduced between 223 and 390 pounds, depending on the model, creating a more nimble, responsive driving experience. The leaner, stiffer platform and slightly smaller dimensions are accentuated by a dramatic, sculpted exterior. Meticulously tuned in the wind tunnel, the new Camaro’s exterior contributes to performance through reduced aerodynamic lift for better handling while enhancing efficiency.

Inside, a driver-focused cockpit integrates class-leading technologies, including a new Driver Mode Selector, configurable instrument cluster and an available customizable ambient lighting feature. Standard connectivity features include Chevrolet MyLink with Apple CarPlay capability and OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot.

“There has been a lot of excitement and anticipation around our community and throughout the world for the next-generation Camaro,” said UAW Local 652 President Mike Green. “We have received great products here because of the quality of work always performed by the Lansing autoworker, active and retired.”

FAST FACT: The original 1967 Camaro went on sale Sept. 29, 1966.

Editors: Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price includes destination charges but excludes tax, title, license, and optional equipment and dealer fees.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

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