The eagerly awaited 2010 Camaro will have a sticker price starting at just more than $26,000, GM Canada has announced.
Pricing for 2010 Chevrolet Camaro in V6 LS trim starts at $26,995, with the V8 SS tipping the scales at $36,995.
The newly designed Camaro promises a more refined driving experience than previous cars to carry the moniker, though even in V6 trim, more than 300 hp will be on tap, rising to more than 400 for the V8 equipped SS version.
“The Camaro is designed, engineered and executed to set a new standard in its class,” said Marc Comeau, vice president of sales, service and marketing for GM of Canada. “Even in its base form, the eye-catching new Camaro features a sophisticated V-6 powerplant which delivers spirited driving and surprisingly good fuel economy, plus a comprehensive suite of handling, safety and convenience technologies to fit the lives of today’s consumers.”
Built on GM’s new, global rear-wheel-drive architecture, the Camaro is offered in V-6-powered LS and LT models, as well as the V-8-powered SS models.
All models and powertrain combinations are matched with fuel-saving six-speed transmissions. Advanced technologies, including engines with direct injection and Active Fuel Management, enable a satisfying balance of spirited performance and fuel economy.
Camaro product highlights also include: ·
Four-wheel independent suspension system, including a 4.5-link rear suspension
· Four-wheel disc brakes standard on all models, including four-piston Brembo calipers on SS models
· StabiliTrak stability control system and traction control standard on all models
· Six standard air bags, including head curtain side-impact and front seat-mounted thorax side air bags
· RS appearance package available on LT and SS models, including High Intensity Discharge headlamps with integrated halo rings, spoiler, specific tail lamps and 20-inch wheels
· Bluetooth phone connectivity
· USB connectivity
· Remote vehicle starting system
· XM Satellite Radio
Camaro production is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2009 at the Oshawa, Ontario Car Assembly Plant. Complementing the Camaro’s introduction is a range of performance, appearance and convenience accessories – including 21-inch wheels; ground effects, stripe kits and even a classic-styled Hurst shifter – which customers can order and have installed at a Chevrolet dealership.
Under the hood, Camaro LS and LT models feature a 3.6L engine with variable valve timing to optimize performance and fuel economy. It is rated at an estimated 300 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard with the 3.6L engine; a Hydra-Matic 6L50 electronically controlled six-speed automatic, with TAPshift control, is available.
The high-performance Camaro SS is equipped with a powerful 6.2L V-8, with a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Manual models pair the LS3 engine, estimated at 422 horsepower and 408 lb.-ft. of torque, with a TR6060 six-speed transmission.
A new, L99 V-8 engine is used on automatic Camaro SS models, which features GM’s fuel-saving Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation technology. It is estimated at 400 horsepower and 395 lb.-ft. of torque and is matched with a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed transmission.