Chevrolet Camaro Released In North America
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18th March, 2009
The wait is over. After a seven-year hiatus, the new Chevrolet
Camaro is now back in North American Chevrolet dealer showrooms.
Combining great looks, performance and advanced technology, the 2010 Camaro honours its heritage while
delivering on customer expectations of a sports coupe for the 21st century.
“The new Camaro delivers a modern, advanced package of performance, comfort and technology,” said
Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager and General Motors vice president. “It’s a personal car for a
generation of enthusiasts, both young and old, that honours the Camaro’s heritage with a thoroughly
Built on the new global rear-wheel-drive passenger car platform, Camaro embodies GM’s global vehicle
development and design process. The original design concept was conceived in the United States, with
engineering shared by both Australian and American teams. Validation was conducted on roads throughout the
world and assembly is handled by GM’s award–winning plant in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
With a design that is very close to the original concept, the 2010 Camaro acknowledges its heritage from
the first-generation Camaro, produced from 1967 through 1969. The two-door sports coupe features classic
proportions over a 112.3-inch (2,852 mm) wheelbase. The overall length of the Camaro is 190.4 inches (4,836
mm); width and height are 75.5 inches (1,918 mm) and 54.2 inches (1,376 mm), respectively.
2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS|
The long bonnet and short boot are pushed to the far corners of the 'muscular' mudguard forms and a 'fast',
67-degree rake windshield contributes to aerodynamic performance that includes a 0.37 coefficient of drag (Cd)
on V-6 models and a slightly sleeker 0.35 Cd on the V-8-powered SS model.
Wheel arch openings received special attention through the design process. Whether the Camaro is equipped
with the standard 18-inch, or optional 19-inch or 20-inch wheels, the relationship of the top of the tyre and
bottom of the guard is consistent on all models. All models also feature the classic “V” design motif in the
nose, along with a 2.5-inch (63.5 mm) power dome in the aluminium bonnet, reminiscent of high performance
Camaro models. On SS models, a simulated air intake is located in the upper front fascia and the lower air
intake is larger.
On the top, designers took a cue from Corvette and sculpted twin cockpits across the roof, giving the
vehicle a distinctive Chevrolet presence. From the outside, the B-pillar is invisible to the eye, lending the
true appearance of a hardtop coupe. The B-pillar is designed to provide increased structural rigidity to the
car. And to ensure quality in the manufacturing process, a one-piece body stamping provides a cleaner overall
side appearance that is free of seams, gaps or plastic appliqués. “Gills” located in the front of the rear
quarter panel also are familiar Camaro styling cues.
Ten exterior colours are available and include Black, Victory Red, Rally Yellow and Silver Ice Metallic.
Red Jewel Tintcoat is also available as an option. The colour palette also includes Cyber Gray Metallic, Aqua
Blue Metallic, Inferno Orange Metallic, White and Imperial Blue Metallic.
An RS appearance package is available on LT and SS. It includes HID headlamps with integrated halo rings,
a rear spoiler on LT, specific taillamps and 20-inch wheels with a Midnight Silver finish.
Inside the four-seater cabin, a well executed balance of heritage, modern design and attention to detail
conveys simplicity and refinement with contemporary details in the cluster, switches, dials and lighting. An
available ambient light package, for example, offers advanced LED light pipe technology, giving the cabin a
Deep, recessed gauges, located in square housings outlined in chrome, give a nod to the classic Camaro
interior. The instrument panel gauges include both speedometer and engine rpm, with a driver information
centre located between the large gauges – its read-outs and features controlled via a stalk on the steering
column. An optional, console-mounted gauge package includes oil pressure, oil temperature, volts and
transmission fluid temperature. The gauge package is included on 2LT and 2SS models.
Cloth upholstery is standard and leather-appointed seats are included on 2LT and 2SS models. Four-way
manual adjustment including fore/aft and up/down on the driver seat and two-way adjustment on the passenger
seat is standard. Heated, leather-trimmed seats with driver six-way power adjustment are optional.
Both LT and SS standard cloth and available leather interior colours are black, grey and beige. The
front seat travel is a generous 8.5 inches (216 mm) from front to back. On SS models, the seats feature a
distinctive SS logo on the head restraint with contrasting stitching. An Inferno Orange interior trim
package also will be available with leather interiors.
All models include a three-spoke steering wheel with manual tilt/telescope adjustment. Cruise control
and rear defog also are standard, while a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; redundant steering
wheel controls; Bluetooth and USB port are part of the available Driver Convenience and Connectivity
package. Also included in the package is remote start on automatic transmission-equipped vehicles, as well
as a personal device interface module for iPods.
Soon after production begins, customers will be able to order a short-throw Hurst shifter that provides
quick, concise shifting.
2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT (RS pack)|
Camaro’s entertainment systems include a single-CD radio with six speakers that is standard on LS, LT
and SS models. A premium, 245-watt Boston Acoustics nine-speaker audio system can be ordered on LT and SS
models. XM Satellite Radio is standard on all models.
All models also include power door locks and express up and down driver and passenger window. Cargo
capacity can be increased with the standard fold-down rear seat. The capacity of the boot is 11.3 cubic
feet (320 litres).
The Camaro offers a comprehensive system of safety features – starting with a robust body structure and
integral safety cage around the passenger compartment. High-strength steel and ultra high-strength steels
are used in key areas throughout the structure. Safety technologies also include:
- Driver and front passenger dual-stage air bags
- Driver and front passenger seat-mounted thorax side-impact air bags
- Head curtain side-impact air bags for front- and rear-seat occupants
- Front-seat safety belt load limiters and pretensioners
- A front passenger detection system that senses children and small-stature adults, and suppresses air bag
deployment when appropriate.
In both doors, an interlock pin is utilised to prevent intrusion into the passenger compartment and adds
stiffness to the door structure by engaging with a clevis bracket set into the rocker panel.