Chevrolet Camaro: New for 2014
- Aero-optimized design with hood vent, new grille and horizontal tail lamps
- New Chevrolet MyLink connected radio
2014 Chevrolet Camaro Offers New Look and Connectivity
Featuring a fast, low-slung silhouette and Chevrolet's new MyLink connected radio, the new 2014 Camaro represents the most significant redesign since the introduction of the fifth-generation Camaro as a concept car in 2006.
"Camaro is the segment leader in the Middle East sport car segment. It has always been associated with iconic design, high performance and driving fun, and we are proud of the new coupe and convertible models," said Ahmed Soudodi, Chevrolet Regional Brand Manager, GM Middle East Operations. "They incorporate new high-tech features that add extra convenience and give customers even more value for their money," Soudodi added.
The new Camaro boasts improved high-performance aerodynamics that provide more efficient cooling and stability at high speeds. The front fascia has a wider lower grille and a narrower upper grille, while the functional hood vent helps reduce heat and aerodynamic lift. At the rear, a sculptural deck lid, horizontal lamps and a diffuser complete the new design. Both the coupe and the convertible sport a spoiler with integral antenna.
The engine line-up will comprise a 3.6L V6, a 6.2L V8 and a supercharged 6.2L V8. All engines are mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission or an available six-speed automatic transmission. Standard on LT models, a 3.6L V6 produces 323 hp at 6,800 rpm and 278 Nm of torque. The proven 6.2L V8, rated at 432 hp at 5,900 rpm and torque of 569 Nm at 4,600 rpm, is standard on SS models. It can accelerates from 0 to 100 Km/h in 5.2 seconds for the manual coupe and 5.4 seconds for the manual convertible. A supercharged 6.2L is standard on ZL1 models, and available on SS models. It is rated at 580 hp and 754 Nm of torque. With either transmission, the supercharged 6.2L delivers impressive performance of 0-100 acceleration taking less than four seconds, and a top speed in excess of 290km/h.
Interior offers modern convenience and connectivity
Entering the new Camaro is straightforward and comfortable, thanks to standard remote keyless entry; on the automatic variant, customers can opt for a remote engine start functionality. Leather-appointed power adjustable Recaro sport bucket seats can be selected in the front for the coupe variant.
Further interior highlights include a new color heads-up display and the new Chevrolet MyLink connected radio that is located in the center stack. The radio is built around a seven-inch high resolution full-color touch screen and has a clean, icon-based display menu.
The new Chevrolet MyLink color connected radio allows users to open phone books, personal playlists, and photo galleries from compatible smartphones. Connectivity will be provided through USB, Bluetooth and aux-in. In addition, customers can opt to purchase an integrated navigation system.
Competitive price tag for a true muscle car
The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for the new Camaro starts at AED 123,000 for the LT models. The prices for SS and ZL1 models start at AED 169,000 and AED 230,000, respectively.
There is, however, much more to the Camaro than great value and affordability. Its rugged strength, iconic design and unique muscle car attributes have stolen the hearts and imaginations of countless people and have provided subject matter for wall posters, T-shirts, and songs for decades.
The original Camaro was built around a unibody structure and a 3.9L straight six engine. Since then, five progressively more capable generations of the Camaro have thrilled car fans around the globe. Performance has always been an essential ingredient of Camaro's DNA and consequently, it has seen action in many forms of auto racing, including the spectacular drag races, where specially prepared vehicles, usually two at a time, compete along a straight course to make it first across a set finish line.
As much a part of Americana as apple pie and baseball, Camaros have featured in several Hollywood movies, such as runaway bride (1999), a walk to remember (2003), and, of course, Transformers (2007, 2009, 2011), in which the Chevrolet Camaro sports car had a starring role as Bumblebee.