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.