Announced on August 10th, 2006 by GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner, Chevy will produce a new Camaro. Production will begin in late 2008 for a 2009 Chevy Camaro that should go on sale by the first quarter of 2009. It should be almost identical to the Camaro Concept car displayed at the 2006 North American International Auto Show.
Wagner was quoted as saying, “As evidence that we’re not completely brain-dead, GM will build the Chevy Camaro”. Well we will see I guess but this is certainly a step in the right direction. It does look like Chevy is trying to do better … “The overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to the Camaro Concept continues to remind me of the uniquely iconic place our products can have in customers’ hearts,” Wagoner said. “Camaro is much more than a car; it symbolizes America’s spirit and its love affair with the automobile.” From the sounds of it Wagoner is as puzzled as the general public is by some of the things not only Chevrolet, but the entire GM company, has done as of late.
Hopefully they will continue to listen to the consumer and build something every Camaro enthusiasts can be proud of instead of a feeble attempt at a legend.
Chevrolet General Manager Ed Peper hopefully means what he says, “We intend to make the all-new Camaro relevant to younger buyers while retaining its appeal to current fans. The beauty of the best Camaros is that they have always been beautiful to look at with performance that rivals expensive European GTs. Yet they were practical enough to drive every day and priced within the reach of many new-car buyers.”
GM officials have estimated that the new Camaro could get 30 or more miles per gallon on the highway with a V8 that goes to four cylinders at highway speeds. With gas prices probably being $3.50/gallon or more by the time the new Camaro comes out 30 or more MPG will be needed if not in effect required. Let’s just hope it’s not to little to late because 2009 is a long time away and a lot can change by then.
Available colors: Has not been announced yet. We will list them on the site as soon as we know for sure.
Transmissions: Manual’s and Automatic’s will be available.
Engines: Both a V6 and a V8 will be available.
Price: Has not been officially announced yet.
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