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"DETROIT – Let the sun shine in. Chevrolet will offer a convertible model of the all-new 2016 Camaro, featuring the segment’s most advanced top.

The 2016 Camaro is the only convertible in the segment to offer all of the following:
Fully automatic operation with latches that automatically release and secure the top
Capability of opening or closing at speeds up to 30 mph
Remote opening with the key fob
A hard tonneau cover that deploys automatically, providing a more refined, finished appearance when the top is lowered and stowed.

The electro-hydraulic power roof system features multilayer construction – including acoustic and thermal barriers – designed for a comfortable, quiet driving experience in all seasons. The top emulates the sleek silhouette of the Camaro coupe.

“The 2016 Camaro coupe will set the benchmark for the segment in terms of technology, performance and design,” said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager. “Adding the most sophisticated top in the segment brings another level of refinement – and driving enjoyment – to the Camaro convertible.”

The new Camaro convertible arrives in early 2016.

Like the Camaro coupe, the convertible benefits from a stiffer, lighter structure that helps reduce total vehicle weight by at least 200 pounds compared to the model it replaces. Consequently, the Camaro convertible retains the coupe’s sharp chassis tuning and nimble reflexes.

“From the beginning, the Camaro’s architecture was developed to incorporate a convertible with uncompromised driving dynamics,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “Customers will appreciate what they don’t feel: quivers, cowl shake or an under-damped chassis typically found in a four-seat convertible.”

The architecture also enables the Camaro convertible’s sleek design, allowing the top to fold down completely beneath the belt line. The hard tonneau cover automatically covers the folded top, creating a finished appearance.

“With many convertibles, you have to affix a tonneau cover manually – if it’s done at all,” said Tom Peters, design director. “The Camaro convertible’s automatically deploying hard tonneau not only makes it easier to enjoy convertible driving when the inspiration hits, it ensures the car always looks its best.”

About the 2016 Camaro

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro offers higher levels of performance, technology and refinement and is designed to maintain the sporty car segment leadership earned over the past five years.

Offered in LT and SS models, it provides a faster, more nimble driving experience and a broader powertrain range.

Six all-new powertrain combinations are offered, including a 2.0L Turbo rated at an SAE-certified 275 horsepower, an all-new 3.6L V-6 producing and SAE-certified 335 horsepower, and the LT1 6.2L V-8, which is SAE-certified at 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque – the most powerful Camaro SS ever. Each engine is available with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.

Camaro’s leaner, stiffer platform and slightly smaller dimensions are accentuated by a dramatic, sculpted exterior. Meticulously tuned in the wind tunnel, the exterior contributes to performance through reduced aerodynamic lift for better handling, while enhancing highway fuel efficiency.

Inside, the driver-focused cabin integrates class-leading control technologies, including a new Driver Mode Selector, configurable instrument cluster and a customizable ambient lighting feature.

The 2016 Camaro coupe and convertible will be produced at General Motors’ Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Lansing, Mich.

For more information on Chevrolet, please visit Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, SUVs, Crossovers and Vans

FAST FACT: In 1967 – Camaro’s first model year – the available convertible model came with a manually operated top. A power-operated top was a $52.70 option selected by 47 percent of buyers."











 

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I really want to like Camaros ... but they keep getting uglier and uglier in my opinion. Nothing else out there touches the styling of our Challengers.
 

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I really want to like Camaros ... but they keep getting uglier and uglier in my opinion. Nothing else out there touches the styling of our Challengers.
I couldn't agree more! :thumbsup:
 

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I'm glad I'm not the only one.


If they came out with something that resembled a 69 and not some transformers inspired bastardization of one I'd be all over it.


(and I'm not even a grumpy old guy - I'm 27 !)
 

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I shudder to think how much a (factory) Challenger rag top would weigh. 4600lbs maybe?

Don't like the Camaro in general (see what I did there :)), but having owned a few convertibles, I do like them.
 

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like how the convertible looks with top up, more coupe like and the new function ability of the top, that said, not trading mySRTanytime soon
 

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Being a Chevy, I bet they'll have a recall on the soft tops when the electronics and plastic parts that deal with the top start to fall apart.
 

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I like the look of it. I think it matches what a 2016 Camaro should look like and not what a 1969 should look like because it is not 1969. Copying off a previous style can sometimes show lack of ingenuity and creativity. I love the challenger not because of them getting it right with the "retro" approach but because it looks MEAN as hell with that stocky look. The pit bull of muscle cars with the best interior to match! They resurrected the Camaro name from the 90's grave where they berried it, and have done a great job (minus the cheap crappy interior). They give great variety for the muscle car enthusiast. You want beach body muscle, then get a Camaro, you want a gym rat 1000lb screaming, sweaty squatter then go for the challenger (my choice) :), or you can get that bigger Audi TT, (I mean mustang) LOL.
 
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