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Chevy Announces Canadian Camaro Pricing November 18, 2008

Posted by wilsonniblett in Auto News, Enthusiastic Commentary.
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This is the Press Release from General Motors

Oshawa, Ontario (Monday, November 17, 2008) – GM Canada today announced pricing for the all-new, 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, which starts at an MSRP of just $26,995 for the V-6-LS model and $36,995 for the V-8-powered Camaro SS, providing much more car for the money than any competitor in Canada.

With the 2010 Camaro, the mission from the outset was to deliver a highly refined, premium-executed twenty-first century sports car that appeals to everyone and is worthy of consideration for everyday driving.

“The Camaro is designed, engineered and executed to set a new standard in its class,” said Marc Comeau, vice president of sales, service and marketing for GM of Canada. “Even in its base form, the eye-catching new Camaro features a sophisticated V-6 powerplant which delivers spirited driving and surprisingly good fuel economy, plus a comprehensive suite of handling, safety and convenience technologies to fit the lives of today’s consumers.”

Built on GM’s new, global rear-wheel-drive architecture, the Camaro is offered in V-6-powered LS and LT models, as well as the V-8-powered SS models. All models and powertrain combinations are matched with fuel-saving six-speed transmissions. Advanced technologies, including engines with direct injection and Active Fuel Management, enable a satisfying balance of spirited performance and fuel economy.

Camaro product highlights also include:

  • Four-wheel independent suspension system, including a 4.5-link rear suspension
  • Four-wheel disc brakes standard on all models, including four-piston Brembo calipers on SS models
  • StabiliTrak stability control system and traction control standard on all models
  • Six standard air bags, including head curtain side-impact and front seat-mounted thorax side air bags
  • RS appearance package available on LT and SS models, including High Intensity Discharge headlamps with integrated halo rings, spoiler, specific tail lamps and 20-inch wheels
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • USB connectivity
  • Remote vehicle starting system
  • OnStar
  • XM Satellite Radio

Camaro production is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2009 at the award-winning Oshawa, Ontario Car Assembly Plant. Complementing the Camaro’s introduction is a range of performance, appearance and convenience accessories – including 21-inch wheels; ground effects, stripe kits and even a classic-styled Hurst shifter – which customers can order and have installed at their Chevrolet dealership.

Under the hood, Camaro LS and LT models feature a 3.6L engine with variable valve timing to optimize performance and fuel economy. It is rated at an estimated 300 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard with the 3.6L engine; a Hydra-Matic 6L50 electronically controlled six-speed automatic, with TAPshift control, is available.

The high-performance Camaro SS is equipped with a powerful 6.2L V-8, with a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Manual models pair the LS3 engine, estimated at 422 horsepower and 408 lb.-ft. of torque, with a TR6060 six-speed transmission.

A new, L99 V-8 engine is used on automatic Camaro SS models, which features GM’s fuel-saving Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation technology. It is estimated at 400 horsepower and 395 lb.-ft. of torque and is matched with a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed transmission.

The www.camaro.gm.ca web site carries information regarding early ordering, along with vehicle packaging information, a specification sheet, some exclusive “behind the scenes” footage and anticipated frequently asked questions about the ordering process.

A “Numbers-Matching” merchandising package is available through Choko Motorsports which will feature several unique Camaro items – some of which will feature a personalized VIN plate corresponding to the actual serial number of the customer’s Camaro. Full details are available at http://camaroboutique.com.

We can’t wait to get our hands on these fantastic Camaros in the new year.  They will be a blast!

The Chevy Enthusiast

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