Following last week’s leak, Chevrolet has finally taken the wraps off the Camaro Convertible.
According to Chevrolet, the all-new 2016 Camaro Convertible will offer the segment’s most advanced top.
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.”
Like the Camaro coupe, the convertible benefits from a stiffer, lighter structure that helps reduce total vehicle weight by at least 90kg compared to the model it replaces.
“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.”
The Camaro Convertible’s engine lineup will mirror that of the coupe – a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder with 205kW and 400Nm torque, a 3.2-litre V6 with 250kW and 385Nm of torque and a range-topping 6.2-litre V8 packing 339kW and 617Nm of torque.
The Chevrolet Camaro Convertible will arrive in early 2016. Sadly for us Aussies, the 2016 Camaro Convertible is unlikely to make it across the Atlantic as it will only be built in Left-Hand-Drive.