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Next-gen Chevrolet Camaro rear end and bonnet teased
By Derek Fung, CARADVICE.COM.AU • 05/05/2015
The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro has been teased, once again, ahead of its official debut and unveiling next month. Ed Welburn, GM's global design chief, says that the next-gen Camaro features "a more expressive evolution of the Camaro’s iconic character, and one that complements its leaner size and sharper reflexes". The new Camaro will feature an aluminium bonnet (below). With plenty of sharp creases, Chevrolet says that "the hood appears to be shrink-wrapped around the engine".
As we've seen in earlier teasers and promo images, the Camaro will retain look of the fifth-gen's "broad, dramatic rear fenders" although it will add a "subtle crease running parallel to the fender edge". Overall, the new design is claimed to make the sixth-gen pony car look lower and wider, even though its dimensions will shrink slightly from that of the current car. As is case right now, the sixth-gen Camaro will be powered by a selection of V6 and V8 petrol engines. The new car will, however, follow the Ford Mustang in offering a turbocharged four-cylinder option. In the Camaro's case, it's expected that its turbocharged four-pot will displace two litres.
The new Camaro is said to be based on GM's Alpha rear-wheel drive architecture, which is currently used on the BMW 3 Series-fighting Cadillac ATS and its larger CTS sibling. Chevrolet will debut the next-generation Camaro at a day-long event in Detroit on May 17 (Australian time). Earlier this year, Car Advice revealed that Holden will offer a rear-wheel drive V8 model from 2018, after the company shutters its Australian factories. It's expected that this two-door V8 car will be based on the new Chevy Camaro.