2016 Chevrolet Camaro Spied For the First Time

Well, that didn't take long. Just a few weeks after we published our sneak preview of the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, our spy photographers nabbed it out testing. The swirly camouflage and black wrapping is fairly comprehensive, but a closer look reveals at least a few things that match up with our rendering and speculation.

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro looks to keep the overall shape and proportions of the outgoing model, although many of the 1970s, retro-inspired cues we'd hoped for may actually come to fruition in the future musclecar. Horizontal shapes will continue to hold true up front, but we could see more aggressive styling than before. In profile the A-pillar looks to be more sharply angled than before, as it leads into a redesigned window setup which could in many ways resemble our illustrator's predictions.

The rear section of the window is well protected from view, but the 1970 ½-style two-window daylight opening, with no B-pillar and a thick semi-fastback C-pillar, is a distinct possibility. Huge wheels are definitely on the menu for the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, as are fearsome quad exhausts positioned under what look like larger versions of the current car's rectangular taillights.

What we do know for sure is that the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will ride on the long-wheelbase version of GM's Alpha platform. Dimensions should be similar to the outgoing Camaro, and we'll surely see Chevrolet continue to offer the existing 3.6-liter V-6 as well as the small-block V-8 for the SS model and high-performance variants. To combat the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will also come with its first ever turbocharged four-cylinder engine, namely the 272-hp 2.0-liter found in the Cadillac ATS. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is expected to launch next year.

Check back soon for more details on the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro as GM gears up to face off with the Ford Mustang and recently refreshed Dodge Challenger. With the Mustang on the horizon and the new Challenger Hellcat blowing everyone's minds with its 707-hp engine and awfully tempting price tag, the musclecar war is alive and well here at home.

WN
Maybe it will look less Japanese but I doubt it. Shame Chevy went with this style as it looks terrible compared to its contemporaries. Come on bow tie, ditch the origami style already!
Nitesh Vasani
Camaro looks good...have to wait and watch for the official roll out of the Car....http://www.worldofautomobile.com/bmw-x5-car-review/ http://www.worldofautomobile.com/mercedes-s65-amg-coupe-car-review/http://www.worldofautomobile.com/mazda-3-1-5-car-review/
Thomas Abbott
Just as long as they change up the stupid instrument panel. Hate the current one!
Mantisman51
Yup, Buzz. There were thousands of "Iron Lung" Camaros wheezing about the 80's. And they had absolutely no redeeming value. They had terrible fuel economy, no power and were the first Camaros up on cinder blocks in backyards. Just terrible cars.
Brock Corley
Right here is what America needs
BuzzDogAR
"...the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will also come with its first ever four-cylinder engine..."Not quite. The third generation Camaro offered the 2.5 liter "Iron Duke" four-cylinder (LQ8/LQ9) from 1982 to 1985.
Dylan Fram
ouch.
Dylan Fram
Still gonna outsell the mustang for the first 10 (i thing?) months of its release?
OMEGATALON
Chevrolet may be taking a gamble with their next generation Camaro unless Chevy knows something as one would think staying with the current styling with a couple of aero tweaks like the Camaro Bumblebee with flush mounted headlights would the most they should do because at this rate why not just bring back the 2001 Camaro.
Robert Sestito
Look it's so heavy it's breaking the asphalt
Roy Brewer
..let the re-calls begin!!!
Diego Flores
Aaron como vez
BMW guy from SMF
Hard to tell, wonder if they fixed the cacoon feeling of the cabin?  I bet the instruments are MUCH improved.  Seems to me those were the only parts of this beast that needed fixing ... oh, I almost forgot, it also needed to loose about 500lbs ... we will see!
Mike Thomas
I hope that rendering is wrong...it's hideous...
Gary Morris
Beautiful.
Greg Lane
still an ugly fat thing to me. I wonder if the next gen will be the pasts next gen?
Gregory Weiss
Let me guess, it will still be WAY too big and need 400hp to get out of its own way?
Trevor W. Red Robe
Still looks fugly
M. Maceo Watkins
Hopefully they get rid of the Integra taillights.
Brian Michael
I guess we will be bombarded with 10 postings a day of this POS just like the Hell Cat. There are a lot of other interesting things going on in the in the automobile world other then crap GM and Dodge cars.
David George
The 2010 looks a hell of a lot better! Than the 2014.
Brian Baker
Aaron McClellan can you share this with your dad for me bud?
Matt Simmons
Lol
Michael Et Robin Jacques
It's already being recalled.
Anthony Martin
Its hiding from that 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat with 707 HP lol
Farrah Storey
Thank god they kept it the same body
James Nelson
Can you see out of this one?
Robert LeBlanc
Like like the current model, not the illustration.
Joe Jackson
OMG they're putting those ugly ass rear quarter panels from the corvette on it.
Ahmad Zamzam
Yahya M Hussain
Jay Skullangel Michael
They need to do something different.
Steve Yelich
Good, don't change it too much!
Jose Juan Morales
So the same??
Jack Geerer
I need the same heavy camouflage right now to hide my erection.
WN
Another origami Japanese styled car? No thanks, let me know when I can buy an actual american looking camaro again.

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