When the 2015 Mustang arrives, it won’t have very long to roam free as the only new muscle car because Chevrolet will swing back with the sixth-generation Camaro in 2016.
The company said in a press release about updates to the 2015 Camaro that it will be the final model year for its fifth-generation pony car. Official details about what to expect from the newest version are still under wraps, but a few facts about the new car also leave room for inference.
For example, the current Camaro is manufactured at GM’s Oshawa, Canada plant. As early as December, 2012, General Motors said 2015 would be the last model year for the Camaro to be built there. Following that, the Camaro will be built at GM’s Lansing assembly plant where the Cadillac ATS and CTS are currently built.
Previously, the Lansing Grand River plant was equipped to build cars based on the Zeta platform, but it currently only builds the Alpha-based ATS and CTS. Next on deck for Alpha underpinnings: the Camaro.
That’s great news because so far, cars based on the Alpha platform are proving to be standouts in their segments. You can expect the next generation to be lighter with improved handling. The company hasn’t said as much, but don’t be surprised if GM decides to compete directly with Ford’s new engine lineup by offering a turbocharged four-cylinder option at some point.
Previous reports suggest that the sixth-generation Camaro’s style will build on the current car rather than taking a departure like the change between the 2014 and 2015 Mustang.
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