Report: Chevrolet being very careful with the next redesign of the Camaro
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General Motors is confused on what to do with the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro – rightfully so since the fifth-generation model was such a huge success for the company. The next-generation (6th) is due to be launched this fall in 2015.

According to the Camaro’s chief engineer, Al Oppenheiser, there are many issues on the line. Weight reduction is one of the most significant issues.

“We always get hammered for mass, and that’s not going to be getting easier going forward” with the upcoming CAFE regulations, Oppenheiser said. “Displacement, number of cylinders, all of these things you need to think about.”

Of course, styling is another important factor.

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“This is a very successful car,” Oppenheiser said. “In some ways it is actually going to be tougher” to create the new sixth-generation car. “Do you make it look like a second-gen?” or “do you make it look like the first gen?”

GM held a strong 42 percent of the rear-wheel-drive performance coupe market in 2011, which has other competitors like the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger. Chevrolet sold a total of 88,249 units of the Camaro in 2011, while Ford sold 70,438 Mustangs and Dodge sold 39,534 Challengers.

- By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoNews


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  • Cad4life

    a volume brand ask 2 the 335/m3/m6 u guys r already there, just a weight problem

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3S5LTLA7LQPVN2WDXEBGJM4VSE arcangel

    Will the Camaro slowly evolve into a mixed blend of previous Camaro’s? like the current mustang?
    or will they do something different? like the 4th gen, it was very  different from the previous chunky gen 3 but still has come original dna in the mix.  I understand with the new regulations on cars it would have to be lighter and more fuel efficient so will the base version have a turbo 4cylinder ecotec?  and will the SS have a turbo or twin turbo V6?  you can get some serious power from both but then it takes away from the mystique and history of the car.  GM has their work cut out for them and I hope the 6th gen Camaro is not a compromise between the designers and the bean counters at GM  

  • Foglemj

    6th generation should be more like the 1st generation.  That SS convertible was a dream car.  My neighbor down the street had a white one with orange stripes over the hood. I was 8.