An All-American Welcome for the Return of the 2016 Chevy Camaro
Earlier this week, Chevrolet made a big announcement that means a lot to car enthusiasts who value American-made cars. The announcement, of course, is in regards to General Motors bringing the production of the Camaro back to the United States after more than two decades. Whether you are a fan of your car being built in the United States, or simply value your auto parts having American heritage especially auto parts in Albany, NY – this move by Chevy is an exciting one.
The American Muscle Car Returns
The Chevrolet Camaro first came on the scene back in 1966, and the muscle car was widely recognized as THE American sports car. After several generations, General Motors switched the production location of the popular car to Canada, which allowed for a higher production rate, and lower costs. Since the “American” muscle car was not actually being built in America anymore, a lot of fans lost their special connection with the Camaro, and sales dropped.
General Motors and Chevrolet have worked hard to revive the cultural significance of having the Camaro built on American soil, and their efforts have paid off. Over $175 million was spent on much needed updating to the Grand River Plant in Lansing, Michigan, before production of the Camaro could commence. Over 450 new General Motors employees were hired to work around the clock, in order to keep up with the high demand of the new 2016 Chevy Camaro.
New and Improved for 2016
The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is more than just another model year for the iconic car. The all new sports car is the beginning of the nameplate’s sixth generation, and a lot has changed on the Camaro for the better.
To start, the base price of the 2016 Camaro is nearly $1,000 less than the same trim level of 2015 – and the newer version comes equipped with better standard features and amenities. The more powerful versions of the 2016 Camaro are capable of reaching 60 miles per hour in just 5.4 seconds, and can travel a quarter of a whole mile in just 12 seconds. This speed, ingenuity, and intrigue, is what has been drawing consumers to the Camaro for nearly fifty years.
An All American Welcome
To kick off the start of the new Camaro’s production here in the United States, General Motors held a small ceremony at the Lansing, Michigan plant where the Camaro is now manufactured. The first three 2016 Chevy Camaro models to roll off the assembly line were red, white, and blue – a fitting tribute to the return of the Camaro to the United States.
The Grand River Plant is now producing 2016 Camaro models around the clock, so they can be shipped to those consumers who per-ordered their pony car. The rest of the fleet of Camaro models are expected to hit dealer showrooms by mid-November, and the anticipation over the newly redesigned Camaro is staggering.
The already popular Camaro is expected to sell even more models than it has in the most previous model years, since the iconic car is now truly, an American-made car once again.
Be sure to come check out the all-new Camaro at DePaula Chevrolet next month!