The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro hits dealer lots late in 2015 and we can confirm the car will be priced from just $26,695, including a $995 destination charge. That’s for the base Camaro LT with 1LT trim, and this model can be had with either a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, or a 3.6-liter V-6 with 335 hp and 284 lb-ft.
Upgrading to the V-8-powered Camaro SS will set you back at least $37,295, once again with the $995 destination charge included. The Camaro SS comes standard with 1SS trim as well as a 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 that’s shared with the Corvette. It delivers 455 hp and 455 lb-ft.
General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] says only the coupe will be available this year, and with V-6 and V-8 engines only. The Camaro Convertible arrives early next year, along with the turbo four option.
The new pricing sees the entry-point for the 2016 Camaro rise roughly $2k over the previous-generation model. The pricing is also about $2k higher than the starting price for the Mustang. However, substantial updates have been implemented with this redesign. The car is not only lighter and more powerful than before, it also comes loaded with more standard features and some pretty advanced technology.
Four trim levels are offered—1LT, 2LT, 1SS, and 2SS—and even with the base level the car comes generously equipped. Standard items include the Driver Mode Selector; a leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel; an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and six-way for the passenger; a large display screen with the Chevrolet MyLink interface, OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot and reversing camera; and keyless access with push-button start.
Buyers of the Camaro LT looking to dress up their cars can once again opt for an RS package. This adds niceties such as 20-inch aluminum wheels, high-intensity discharge headlights with LED elements, LED tail-lamps, a rear spoiler, and a unique grille insert.
If you go for the Camaro SS, you get all of the previously mentioned items as well as some serious performance upgrades including Brembo brakes with four-piston front and rear calipers; cooling systems for the differential, transmission and engine oil; Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 run-flat tires; plus a limited-slip differential and active rev matching for cars equipped with a manual transmission. Opting for the top-level 2SS trim adds a few electronic goodies.
GM has a configurator set up for the 2016 Camaro which you can access here. The configurator allows you to view many personalization features including interior and exterior colors, wheels, stripes, and accessory options.