2016 Chevrolet Camaro leaked during Chevy Equinox presentation, 2015 Chicago Auto Show.Enlarge Photo
Well, folks, this is it, the 2016 Chevy Camaro. It’s a dark, profile-only view, but it does reveal the shape of the car, as well as a handful of key details.
The Camaro’s profile was revealed as part of a slide show during the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox presentation at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.
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Of course, we’ve already seen the car testing in spy shots and spy video, and we’ve even seen the car’s headlights on eBay. But this is the most clearcut look at the car to date, and while it’s certainly not revolutionary, it’s inviting.
Expected to arrive in the second half of 2015, the 2016 Camaro will wear a very similar, but completely updated, exterior and interior look. It’s under the skin where the major changes are happening: the new Camaro will use the Alpha platform, also used in the Cadillac ATS and CTS. This stiffer, lighter platform should improve the Camaro’s overall handling significantly.
A four-cylinder turbocharged engine option is also likely for the 2016 Camaro, and not just to compete with the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost four-cylinder. With less weight to haul around, the four-cylinder should be both peppy and relatively efficient. Expected output is around 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque—again, an engine already offered in the ATS and CTS.
Of course, V-6 and V-8 engines will also be on tap. Look for a possible debut of the new Camaro at the New York Auto Show in just under two months.