2016 Chevrolet Camaro release date: pre-order reportedly available from September 13; to come in four coupe models


The sixth generation in Chevrolet’s luxury vehicle line, 2016 Camaro has only been announced last month and will become available later this year. However, an alleged leaked ordering guide made its way online earlier than the vehicle’s expected launch.

The document shows that 2016 Camaro, which is said to compete with the latest Mustang, comes with two trim levels: LT and SS. The levels will be further subdivided into four coupe models 1LT, 2LT, 1SS and 2SS. The most equipped model is 2SS while the least one is 1LT.

The main difference between LT and SS can be found under the hood with the engines they feature.

LT will be equipped with either the old 3.6-liter V6 direct injection engine or with the new 2.0-liter turbocharged one. If the consumer opts for the V6, the engine can produce 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque combined with variable valve timing, 8-speed automatic and active fuel management. For 2.0-L turbo, the engine can have the force of 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, SS has 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine which gives off a powerful capacity of 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque.

All models will have brakes manufactured by Brembo and wheel options made with aluminum, making the vehicle lighter than the fifth generation by up to almost 200 pounds. The suspension component promises improved handling as well.

The vehicles will also have several driving modes such as Sport, Tour and Ice/Snow for LT and SS. Moreover, SS will exclusively have Track mode, Magnetic Ride Control and Active Rev Match with 6-speed manual shift stick.

According to 2016 Car Reviews, the vehicle will have big wide grille, smaller integrated lights, wider and lower body and independent suspension for chassis.

Additionally, SS models have functional hood vents to keep the V8 engine cool even during a long drive. The roof has what Chevrolet calls as “reverse Mohawk design” and the back profile has rear fender flares.

For safety measures, models may have the option of including rear park assist, rear cross-traffic alert and side blind zone alert with lane change alert.

Rumors have it that consumers may start placing orders on September 13 as production is reported to start on September 22.