2016 Chevrolet Camaro photo tour

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS
2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS. Photo © General Motors

Here it is—the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro! First thing you'll notice is that it looks a lot like the old one. The 5th-generation Camaro has been a huge success for Chevrolet, and one thing buyers like is the styling, so Chevy has gone for a smoother and trimmer version of the old car's brutish good looks.

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS
2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS. Photo © General Motors

SS models will get a unique front fascia to distinguish LT and SS models. This is the SS; note the all-black upper grille and large fog light openings.

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro LT front view

2016 Chevrolet Camaro LT
2016 Chevrolet Camaro LT. Photo © General Motors

This is the LT model. It's a bit hard to see from this angle, but there is a chrome bar through the center grille, and smaller openings for the fog lights. You can also see how rounded the hood is; improved aerodynamics are a feature of the new car.
 

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro LT rear view

2016 Chevrolet Camaro
2016 Chevrolet Camaro. Photo © General Motors

From the back the 6th-gen Camaro is basically a smoother interpretation of the fifth-generation car. The new Camaro is about two inches shorter; most of that length came out of the back seat.

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro interior

2016 Chevrolet Camaro interior
2016 Chevrolet Camaro interior. Photo © General Motors

One could argue that the area of biggest improvement on the new Camaro is the interior. Gone is the huge dash made of depressing gray plastic; now there is colorful trim and bright displays. Note the ambient light-piping, which can be set to different colors. And you see those big center vents? The rings surrounding them serve as the temperature dials. Nice!

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro engines

2016 Chevrolet Camaro engine lineup
2016 Chevrolet Camaro engine lineup. Photo © General Motors

The 2016 Camaro will feature three engines. From the left, we have the 6.2 liter LT1 V8, tuned for 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque; an all-new version of the 3.6 liter direct-injected V6, rated at 335 hp and 284 lb-ft; and a two-liter turbocharged engine that puts out 275 hp and 295 lb-ft. All three engines are available with either a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic. Though Chevy has not confirmed it, we're pretty sure a supercharged ZL1 replacement will arrive in a year or two.

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro introduction

2016 Chevrolet Camaro introduction
2016 Chevrolet Camaro introduction. Photo © General Motors

Chevrolet introduced the new Camaro to an invited audience of journalists and Camaro enthusiasts, and to say the crowd went wild would be a bit of an understatement. Your author was there; see the red arrow on the right side.

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro introduction

2016 Chevrolet Camaro introduction
2016 Chevrolet Camaro introduction. Photo © General Motors

Mark Reuss, President of General Motors North America, explains some of the technical features of the new Camaro to the assembled guests.

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro introduction

2016 Chevrolet Camaro introduction
2016 Chevrolet Camaro introduction. Photo © General Motors

One of the new Camaros rolls past the crowd. Your author is hidden by the rather inconsiderate man in the gray baseball cap.

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro prototype

2016 Chevrolet Camaro prototype
2016 Chevrolet Camaro prototype. PHoto © General Motors

Journalist got a chance to take a quick spin in camofluaged prototypes of the new Camaro. How does it drive? Find out in my 2016 Chevrolet Camaro prototype drive.