Get ready for the pony car battle to heat up once again.
Chevrolet isn’t about to let the 2015 Ford Mustang get all of the attention. Although it’s still a bit of time away, details are beginning to come in regarding the next-generation Camaro, due out in 2016. As we’ve long suspected, it’ll ride on the same rear-wheel-drive platform as the Cadillac ATS and CTS. Like the Mustang, the next Camaro will have completely new sheetmetal, but its overall design will be evolutionary and not a radical departure.
It’ll still look like a Camaro. An inside source revealed to Edmunds that "the difference between the existing and redesigned (Camaro) is not drastically different. It looks like a worked-over current-model Camaro...when they modified it to be on a different platform, the styling did not change that much." Details regarding engine options aren’t yet clear, but expect returns of both the V6 and V8. The Camaro’s current chief engineer has already made clear he doesn’t want there to be a turbo-four option. Let’s hope he’ll have the final word on that. Expect to see the new Camaro debut at Detroit next January.