The next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was initially expected to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January next year. However, at a press conference in Detroit, Chevrolet dropped a teaser of five new models that are expected to be unveiled this year. Out of the five silhouettes teased, one of them is most definitely the new Camaro, suggesting that GM is all set to unveil it sometime this year itself. The new Camaro will be based on GM’s lighter, scalable Alpha platform which will ensure that the car becomes significantly lighter and hence, more agile, as well as end up being narrower. The car currently rides on a shortened version of GM’s Zeta architecture that underpins larger sedans like the Chevrolet SS and the Caprice.
The teaser hints at a faster roof-line than the current Camaro’s, and evolutionary front and rear ends, which will be unmistakably Camaro-esque. Of course, there will be a V-8–powered SS model, and there could be an even higher-performance variant. As for the drive-trains, the current V-6 and V-8 engine choices should stay, but a turbocharged four-cylinder could join the options list to give Chevrolet ammunition against the EcoBoost Mustang. It is also expected that the latest, fifth-generation small-block V-8 from the Corvette and Silverado will replace the current Camaro’s 6.2-liter LS3 engine. An old-school, manual transmission option will be there for the purists to row, while others will have to do with GM’s eight-speed automatic box.