2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Teased, Debuts June 24
Sixth-gen muscle car sheds its roof.
The new, sixth-generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will shed its roof later this week when the new convertible version debuts June 24. A new teaser video gives a short preview of the car, showing the roof opening up from the driver's perspective.
From what we can see so far, the new Camaro convertible won't diverge much from the coupe, as the interior looks nearly identical—that is, except for the power-operated soft top. This video shows the driver pressing a button on the headliner to open the top, and gives a glimpse of the car's gauge cluster, steering wheel, and dashboard.
Like the coupe, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible will transition to the Alpha platform shared with the Cadillac ATS and CTS sedans. Though the droptop will likely be heavier than the coupe by a few hundred pounds, it's sure to lose plenty of weight compared to its predecessor, which tipped the scales at a hefty 4,015-4,197 lb.
Expect the droptop to use the same three powertrains as the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro coupe, comprising a 2.0-liter, 275-hp turbocharged four-cylinder; a 335-hp, 3.6-liter V-6; and a 455-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 in the SS. All three engines should mate with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic.
Stay tuned for more information on the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible when it makes its official debut later this week.