Monday was a big day in Lansing Michigan, the 2016 Chevy Camaro rolled off the assembly line for the first time since 1992! After a twenty year absence Chevrolet moved the assembly of the Chevy Camaro back from Ontario Canada. Mike Green, president of the UAW said “It’s here, The American Muscle Car comes back to Lansing!”
The Camaro hasn’t even hit the dealerships yet and is already on the shortlist for the 2016 American car of the year award. The new Camaro can hit 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and travel a quarter mile in just over 12 second! GM’s North American manufacturing manager says “Our goal is to the put the Mustang in our rear view mirror every day.”
The Camaro 1LT is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylider 3.6L V6 engine. The starting price comes in at $37,295 and is available in coupe and convertible body styles. The benefit to the new Camaro is that it’s lighter and more horsepower. The interior has a fresh new look making this a fun vehicle to drive.
Monday the three cars that rolled off the assembly line are just the first of 100 cars produced for consumers and is expected to be available at dealerships by mid-November. GM invested $175 million I the Lansing plant to upgrade its tooling and equipment to prepare for the production of the Camaro. This summer GM addend 450 employees to the second shift to keep up with the production demand. For the last few months the plant has been producing pilot Camaros for testing purposes, building the excitement for the new arrival.
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero said “For this iconic brand to be made in Michigan puts us on the map. This says we do good work and it’s a stepping point for economic development.”
ICC Collision Centers is excited for Chevrolet and for the new 2016 Camaro coming back to the US!
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