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Chevrolet Confirms Plans for New Camaro Convertible

Ragtop redux should follow in short order.

by on Oct.20, 2015

The new Camaro convertible should reach showrooms early next year.

Breaking news? Well, sort of. Chevrolet is all but formally confirming what most everyone had already expected: it will be adding a ragtop version of the new, sixth-generation Camaro.

“One of these days, we may add this beautiful looking convertible,” Al Oppenheiser said, referring to the concept Camaro al fresco that was unveiled last June.

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Oppenheiser was one of several senior General Motors executives on hand for a dinner kicking off the unusual launch of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, about 50 automotive journalists heading out on a cross-country tour that is expected to collectively clock about 160,000 miles.


Chevy Teases With Shots of 2012 Camaro Convertible

Anything look different about this shot?

by on Apr.19, 2010

The first semi-official shot of the production-ready 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible.

“Anything look different about this shot?” asks the General Motors page on Facebook.  It took only a microsecond to recognize this was the first more-or-less official pic of the much-delayed 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible.

Though company officials say there may be a few tweaks to come, this shot and the one after the jump are solid indicators of what the production pony car cabriolet will look like.  Perhaps the most notable change is the relatively conventional Camaro headlight design, rather than the edgy look of the original convertible concept.  The car now has dual exhaust tips, as well, just like Mustang’s ragtop.

The decision to release these shots may have been driven by mounting speculation that the project was once again delayed.  Such concerns were circulating after the noted absence of the production Camaro convertible at the Detroit Auto Show, this past January, where it had been expected to make its formal debut.

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Originally, the Camaro Convertible was supposed to make it into showrooms this year, but as first reported, a year ago, the project ran into a variety of delays.  There was the GM bankruptcy, of course, but the primary problem was the bankruptcy of the German company originally chosen to supply the open-air top.