When General Motors kicked off sales of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro earlier this year, it hoped that most customers would opt for the V6 LS and LT trims. However, based on Edmunds.com’s estimates, two-thirds of the 47,233 Camaro units sold from April 2009 to October 2009 have been V8 SS models.
The Chevrolet Camaro with a V6 is rated at 18/29 mpg (city/highway), while the Chevrolet Camaro with a V8 is rated at 16/25. GM was hoping that strong V6 sales would help it raise its Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE). The automaker even priced the entry-level Camaro LS at $23,530, making it a bang-for-your-buck purchase for a rear-wheel-drive car with 304-hp.
Nonetheless, Vice Chairman Bob Lutz says that the V6 Camaro coupes actually cost GM as much to build as the V8 version, so the company is content that most sales have come from the Camaro SS.
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– By: Kap Shah
Source: Inside Line