The Fifth Generation Camaro

The Camaro obtained a complete redesign, as well as brand-new
platform for the 2010 design year/fifth generation. Based on the 2006 Camaro Concept as well as 2007 camaro5thCamaro Convertible Concept, production of the fifth-generation Camaro was approved on August 10, 2006. The Oshawa Cars and Setting plant in the city of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada started producing the brand-new Camaro  which went on sale in springtime of 2009 as a 2010 model year vehicle.

Adhering to the advancement of the Zeta design and also due to its position as the GM worldwide establishment of RWD development, GM Holden in Australia led the last layout, engineering, and advancement of the Camaro. Manufacturing of the coupé started on March 16, 2009, in LS, LT, and also SS trim degrees. LS and LT models are powered by a 3.6 L (220 cu in) V6 generating 312 hp (233 kW) for the 2010 & 2011 model mated to either a 6-speed transmission or a 6-speed automated with hand-operated shift. The SS is powered by the 6.2 L (376 cu in) LS3 V8 generating 426 hp (318 kW) and is coupled with a 6-speed transmission. The automatic SS obtains the L99 V8 with 400 hp (300 kW). The RS appearance plan is readily available on both the LT and also SS and also features 20-inch wheels with a darker grey tone, halo rings around xenon headlamps, an unique looter, as well as red RS or SS badges.

On April 1, 2010, the Camaro was called the World Car Design of the Year at the World Car of the Year Awards.  In late January 2011, the manufacturing of 2011 Camaro Convertibles started. The first car went to Rick Hendrick through the Barret-Jackson Cars auction. Convertibles had the same choices as the coupé (engines, RS, SS, etc.). The Camaro convertible included an aluminium brace over the engine assembly, as well as under the transmission. As a result of the 2011 Fukushima earthquake, certain pigment colors were not possible to make certain colors.

On November 2011, the export variation (leaving out Japanese variation) of the Camaro was presented after a two-year hold-up. The delay was because of the unanticipated residential demand. The export version consisted of different tail lamps with integrated reverse and brownish-yellow turn signal lights, larger outside rear view mirrors with incorporated side directional signal repeaters, a back bumper without reverse light inserts, as well as various other adjustments in order to follow ECE policies.

The 2012 version year noted the 45th anniversary of the Camaro and was commemorated with a model readily available only in “Carbon Flash Metallic” paint. The 45th anniversary edition Camaro likewise included an one-of-a-kind red stripe bundle, red, white, and also blue indoor stitching and 45th edition unique 20-inch wheels. The V6 was updated to a 3.6 L “LFX” engine making 323 hp (241 kW). The SS design obtained an upgrade to the shock absorber. All models got the RS spoiler and taillight details, steering wheel-mounted quantity and radio controls, and also Bluetooth connection as a standard accessory. The 2012 ZL1 Camaro included a 6.2 L LSA turbo charged V8 producing 580 hp (430 kW). The LSA motor coincides with what is used in the Cadillac CTS-V and also made it the fastest production Camaro to this day. Various other features included a 2-stage exhaust, the enhancement of suede seats, steering wheel, in addition to ZL1-exclusive 20-inch aluminum wheels. In 2012 Chevrolet revealed the manufacturing of the 2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible.

On December 19, 2012 GM announced that the Camaro would certainly go back to being made in the United States, as production of the Camaro would be shifted to the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Michigan, pointing out “reduced capital investment and better manufacturing performances” as “crucial aspects” in the move. This step was expected to start in late 2015 or very early 2016.

At the 2013 New York Car Show, Chevrolet unveiled a line-up of 2014 Camaros with a renewed body design and also the return of a Z/28 design. The 2014 Camaro obtained lots of upgrades, most notably to the outside front and back of the vehicle. The front end of the brand-new Camaro showcased a slimmer grille in addition to a larger reduced fascia and new fog lights. The taillights took styling hints from the original first generation Camaro. The RS appearance package integrates LED’s right into both the headlights and taillights. The Z/28 version showcases a high-performance 7.0 litre LS7 V8 engine that creates 505 hp (377 kW), the exact same engine utilized in the Z06 Corvette. The new Z/28 features upgrades intended to boost lap times, and as the original Z/28, a/c is an alternative. The Z/28 model keeps just one speaker for the safety belt chime, the back quarter glass has been thinned, rear seats have been thinned, and a lot of the sound deadening has been removed in an effort to reduce weight within the car.

In November 2015, Motor Trend Magazine named the 2016 Camaro its Car of the Year, more cementing the vehicle’s remaining power and consumer allure, as it goes into into its 6th generation.