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Mustang Gallops Past Camaro in 2015 Pony Car Sales

BMW edges out Mercedes, Lexus in luxury car battle.

by on Jan.06, 2016

The Mustang enjoyed a strong sales year, besting its rival from Chevrolet, the Camaro, in 2015.

In one of the industry’s most closely watched head-to-head – or perhaps grille-to-grille – match ups, Ford Mustang buried archrival Chevrolet Camaro during 2015. Camaro bested Mustang in sales in 2014.

But thanks to a 48% surge in sales in 2015, the new Mustang, which debuted at the end of 2015, easily surpassed its traditional rival by posting sales of 122,345 units, while Camaro lost traction and saw its sales decline by 10% to 77,502 despite making news all year long.

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Even the arrival of the new Camaro at the end of the year didn’t help matters much as Camaro sales dropped 19% in December while Mustang  sales dropped by 8% and helped the Ford brand hang on in a tough market for passenger with a miniscule loss of sales. Chevrolet, however, saw much larger losses on the passenger car side. (more…)

Chevrolet Accents Performance with Specialty Camaros at SEMA

Red Accent, Black Accent concepts show off aftermarket capabilities.

by on Oct.27, 2015

Chevy is rumbling into SEMA with two concepts, including the Camaro SS Black Accent, that ooze power and speed.

General Motors is loading up for the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association Show in Las Vegas with a pair of new Camaro SS concepts designed to look fast and go faster.

With official ceremonial roll-off at its Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in Lansing, Michigan, this week, the sixth generation Camaro is now officially part of the Cheverolet line-up and for SEMA GM will introduce two customized 2016 Camaro SS concepts that illustrate the possibilities enabled by the new portfolio accessories and performance parts.

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Dubbed Red Accent and Black Accent for their respective design themes, each uses components Chevrolet will offer during the first model year of the new Camaro. (more…)

New Chevy Camaro Rolls Off Production Line

All-American pony car built in U.S. for first time in 20 years.

by on Oct.26, 2015

The sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro began rolling off the line at the Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan headed for dealerships across the country.

Chevrolet’s all-American pony car finally returned to the U.S. as the sixth generation models rolled off the assembly line at the maker’s plant in Lansing, Michigan. The new vehicles are the first in more than 20 years to built in America.

“It’s here. The American muscle car comes back home to Lansing,” said United Auto Workers Local 652 President Mike Green as workers cheered. “We’ve been talking about this for four or five years now.”

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The Camaro was introduced in 1967 as a competitor for the Ford Mustang. The first three generations of the sports car were built in California and Ohio – with a small number produced in Switzerland. (more…)

First Official Look: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevy pony car will allow 1-touch remote convertible operation.

by on Jun.24, 2015

Chevrolet officially took the wraps off its new edition to the 2016 Camaro line-up: the convertible.

With most vehicles it might be almost anticlimactic, but most fans are likely to make an exception here. Just two days after undisguised pics of the ragtop leaked out onto the Web, Chevrolet has now made it official, pulling the covers off the 2016 Camaro Convertible.

No surprise, the cabriolet retains most of the distinctive lines that earned the Camaro Coupe rave reviews when it debuted two months ago. The new softtop is no longer the classic Rube Goldberg affair, meanwhile, but the same sort of slick origami that we find on most modern European convertibles, allowing a motorist to drop the top at speeds up to 30 mph – or operate it remotely from the keyfob.

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And, as with the Camaro Coupe, the new convertible is lighter and more aerodynamic, Chevy suggesting it has cut mass by about 200 pounds while still delivering a stiffer body structure. (more…)

Sneak Peek: Leaked Images of 2016 Chevrolet Camaro

Droptop set to make its formal debut later this week.

by on Jun.23, 2015

The new Camaro convertible is expected to be debuted this week by Chevrolet, but several photos of the 2016 ragtop were leaked.

Spoiler Alert: Pics of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible have leaked out ahead of the ragtop’s official debut on Wednesday. Of course, if you want to know more, read on.

Actually, beyond these three shots found by forum website, we’re still going to have to wait for more details on such things as the design of the next-generation convertible’s canvas top. But this is a good head start.

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Chevy pulled the wraps off the coupe version of the 2016 Camaro in mid-May during a two-day affair on Detroit’s Belle Isle. And we can expect that many of the basics will carry over the convertible version, including the initial choice of powertrains. (more…)

Over 1,000 Fans Expected for New Camaro Debut

Maker creates website for those who can’t attend in person.

by on May.15, 2015

The sixth generation Camaro got an early debut today courtesy of CNBC. Chevy had planned to debut the new model in Detroit.

This story has been edited to include newly released information, including pictures, related to the story.

The winding lanes on Belle Isle, the sprawling park in the Detroit River, will be crowded with muscle cars and performance fans tomorrow, Chevrolet expecting at least 1,000 people to turn out for the official debut of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro.

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However, CNBC viewers got an early look at the Camaro this morning as the news outlet showed several pictures of the next-gen model while discussing its debut this weekend. (more…)

Chevy Video Reveals 2016 Camaro

Muscle Car hits 500,000 sales mark – but faces tough challenge from new Mustang.

by on Mar.13, 2015

Camaro devotees will have something to be happy about for 2016, Chevy execs claim.

There were plenty of skeptics when Chevrolet said it would bring back its Camaro, a few years back, but if the Gen-5 model’s sales numbers are any indication, it’s been a solid hit for the Detroit maker.

But in today’s hotly competitive market, those 500,000 sales might be a nice milestone, but Camaro will have to keep the customer’s coming. And that’s becoming a fair bit more difficult to do, what with an all-new Mustang on the verge of reclaiming pony segment leadership for Ford Motor Co.

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Not to worry, Chevy fans. There’s a sixth-generation Camaro in the works and due to reach market for the 2016 model-year. Better yet, after giving us a vague tease of what to expect with a black-and-white silhouette image back in January, Chevrolet has kindly released some new images that give a brief, but clearer impression of what to expect for ’16. (more…)

What’s the Buzz, Camaro?

Chevy launches Bumblebee pony car just in time for Transformers 3.

by on Jun.27, 2011

Chevrolet pays homage to the latest installment of the Transformers series with the Bumblebee-colored Camaro special edition.

Chevrolet aims to get a lot of buzz with the new Bumblebee Camaro, which it hopes will ride the wave as one of the summer movie season’s anticipated blockbusters, Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon, rolls into theaters across the country.

The black-and-gold Camaro honors Bumblebee, one of the Autobots from the Tranformers series, which can readily transform themselves from cars to fighting machines in the seeming blink of an eye.  The good news is that you don’t have be Shia Labeouf to drive one.

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The 2012 Transformers Special Edition Camaro starts out as either a Camaro 2LS or 2SS with the RS Appearance Package.  Cough up another $3,000 and you’’ get not only Bumblebee’s exterior color scheme but a special rear spoiler, black-out 20-inch alloy wheels with Autobot logo center caps, and fender-mounted Autobot badges.


Chevrolet Reveals Official Pics of 2012 Camaro Convertible

No more waiting for Neiman-Marcus.

by on Nov.12, 2010

The official launch for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is set for the upcoming LA Auto Show.

It didn’t take long for the digital cash registers to ring at Neiman-Marcus, the highline retailer selling out a special edition of the long-awaited Chevrolet Camaro Convertible in a matter of minutes.

Now, however, it’s time for everyone else, and days ahead of the ragtop’s official debut at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, we’ve gotten the first official pick of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible that will be rolling into showrooms next year.

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Beyond the clean lines of the soft-top, which manage to maintain the look of the Camaro coupe, Chevrolet has more good news for potential buyers, the base price will come in around $30,000 – less than half the $75,000 Texas-based Neiman-Marcus was getting for its special model. (Click Here for a look at that special edition.)


Neiman Marcus Camaro Sells Out In 3 Minutes

Back to the showroom for everyone else.

by on Oct.20, 2010

It took three minutes for Neiman Marcus to sell out the 100 Camaro Convertibles.

Looking for that special holiday gift for your family gearhead?  You might want to check out the annual Neiman Marcus holiday catalog for their special-edition 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible.

Whoops, never mind.  After getting a big send off on the NBC network’s Today Show, all 100 of the pony cars reserved for the highline retailer sold out three minutes after the order line was opened.

And that’s despite a stiff premium.  The Neiman Marcus Camaro Convertible carried a list price of $75,000.

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The limited-edition model was offered in an exclusive Deep Bordeaux paint with subtle, “ghosted” rally stripes.  The canvas top was done in a complimentary color, with the windshield framed in a special silver matte finish.

Inside, the Neiman Marcus edition featured two-tone black and orange upholstery.