Chevrolet Lifts Lid on 2016 Camaro Convertible

July 1st, 2015 by

Let the sun shine in. Chevrolet will offer a convertible model of the
all-new 2016 Camaro, featuring the segment’s most advanced top,
arriving in early 2016 to Nimnicht Chevrolet.

The 2016 Camaro is the only convertible in the segment to offer all of the following:

  • Fully automatic operation with latches that automatically release and secure the top.
  • Capability of opening or closing at speeds up to 30 mph.
  • Remote opening with the key fob.
  • A hard tonneau cover that deploys automatically, providing a more
    refined, finished appearance when the top is lowered and stowed.

The electro-hydraulic power roof system features multilayer
construction – including acoustic and thermal barriers – designed for a
comfortable, quiet driving experience in all seasons. The top emulates
the sleek silhouette of the Camaro coupe.

Like the Camaro coupe, the convertible benefits from a stiffer,
lighter structure that helps reduce total vehicle weight by at least 200
pounds compared to the model it replaces. Consequently, the Camaro
convertible retains the coupe’s sharp chassis tuning and nimble
reflexes.

The architecture also enables the Camaro convertible’s sleek design,
allowing the top to fold down completely beneath the belt line. The hard
tonneau cover automatically covers the folded top, creating a finished
appearance.

About the 2016 Camaro

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro offers higher levels of
performance, technology and refinement and is designed to maintain the
sporty car segment leadership earned over the past five years.

Offered in LT and SS models, it provides a faster, more nimble driving experience and a broader powertrain range.

Six all-new powertrain combinations are offered, including a 2.0L
Turbo rated at an SAE-certified 275 horsepower, an all-new 3.6L V-6
producing and SAE-certified 335 horsepower, and the LT1 6.2L V-8, which
is SAE-certified at 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque – the most
powerful Camaro SS ever. Each engine is available with a six-speed
manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.

Camaro’s leaner, stiffer platform and slightly smaller dimensions are
accentuated by a dramatic, sculpted exterior. Meticulously tuned in the
wind tunnel, the exterior contributes to performance through reduced
aerodynamic lift for better handling, while enhancing highway fuel
efficiency.

Inside, the driver-focused cabin integrates class-leading control
technologies, including a new Driver Mode Selector, configurable
instrument cluster and a customizable ambient lighting feature.

The 2016 Camaro coupe and convertible will be produced at General Motors’ Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Lansing, Mich.

FAST FACT: In 1967 – Camaro’s first model year – the available
convertible model came with a manually operated top. A power-operated
top was a $52.70 option selected by 47 percent of buyers.

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