The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was 2015’s fourth most googled vehicle, coming behind the Malibu, Silverado and Toyota Tacoma, according to an article published in the Christian Post on Wednesday.
Enthusiasts and potential buyers alike have good reason to voice this kind of interest in the debut sixth-generation Camaro. The vehicle, produced by Detroit-based Chevrolet, gained more attention than other debut autos featured in the upcoming 2016 lineup. Some attributed this attention due to more athletic styling while others attributed it to the power behind the performance automobile.
The Camaro can allegedly take on the competition and even performance autos above it’s price tag. In an article published by Torque News on Wednesday, the SS version of the Camaro produced even more power than it’s cousin, the Corvette. On dyno runs, the Camaro SS produced 421 horsepower while the Corvette produced slightly less at 417 horsepower. Although a difference of only four horsepower, the Corvette starts at $53,000 while the Camaro SS begins at a reasonable $33,505. The base model Camaro begins at even less at $29,800.
The 2016 Camaro comes tweaked from the previous version. It weighs in at around 200 pounds less than it’s predecessor for what Chevrolet calls a more responsive driving experience. Buyers have their pick of three engines paired with a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic. The 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine generates 275 horsepower and comes equipped on the base model. For an extra charge, buyers can equip their Camaro with a 3.6 liter V6 engine which creates 335 horsepower. The top of the line powerhouse is a 6.2 liter small block V8 which boasts 455 horsepower.
The 2016 Camaro, like the 2015, is available in coupe and convertible options. However, it comes stylistically different than the 2015. More aggressive-looking, shorter and lighter, the Camaro seems more agile and poised to beat competitors off the line than last year’s model. On the interior, interesting changes heed attention.
The new Drive Mode Selector allows for drivers to choose from four driving style options which include snow, tour, sport and track on SS models. LED lighting is integrated throughout all the interior trim of the Camaro. The dashboard, doors and other trim pieces of the vehicle can sport colored lighting. The driver has 24 colors to choose to illuminate their Camaro with.
Camaro enthusiasts can check out their idol at the Chicago Auto Show Feburary 13-21 located in McCormick place.