Chevrolet Unveils the 2010 Camaro – A Fun, Efficient Sports Car for the 21st Century | RPMGO PR Section

Oshawa, Ontario (July 21, 2008) – Chevrolet today introduced the production 2010 Camaro being built at GM’s Oshawa Car Assembly Plant. It is a heritage-inspired sports car for the 21st century, combining great looks and performance; advanced technology and surprising efficiency – including 9.0 L/100km estimated highway fuel consumption on the high volume V6 models. Sales begin in the first quarter of 2009.

“The new Chevrolet Camaro delivers the best of both worlds – great heritage and a thoroughly modern, advanced package of sporty driving, comfort and technology,” said Marc Comeau, vice president sales, service and marketing for GM of Canada. “And it does so with styling, fuel economy and value our competitors simply can’t match.”

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. All models and powertrain combinations include fuel-saving six-speed transmissions.

Product highlights include:

* Sleek, heritage-inspired interior and exterior styling with contemporary cues * Robust body structure, exceptional build quality and suite of safety features including 6 standard airbags * Advanced powertrain technologies, including engines with direct injection and Active Fuel Management, enabling a balance of performance and fuel economy * Four-wheel independent suspension system tuned to match the performance capabilities of the respective powertrains * Variable-rate power steering with the rack mounted forward of the front axle for better weight balance and greater driver feel * Four-wheel disc brake systems standard on all models, including four-piston Brembo calipers on SS models * StabiliTrak stability control system and traction control standard on all models

* Family of 18-, 19- and 20-inch wheels

The new Camaro also has technologies that enhance comfort and convenience, including:

* Bluetooth phone connectivity * Premium Boston Acoustics audio system * USB connectivity * Ultrasonic rear parking assist (late introduction) * Remote vehicle starting system * OnStar

* XM Satellite Radio

Powertrains

An advanced, efficient 3.6L direct-injected V-6 with variable valve timing is standard on LS and LT models, which are expected to comprise at least 70% of Camaro sales in Canada. Direct injection technology helps the engine deliver more power through increased efficiency, while maintaining fuel economy and lowering emissions. That means less fuel is consumed and lower emissions generated – including a 25-percent drop in cold-start hydrocarbon emissions.

The Camaro’s 3.6L engine also employs variable valve timing to optimize performance and fuel economy across the rpm range. It is rated at an estimated 300 horsepower (224 kW) and 273 lb.-ft. of torque (370 Nm). 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-equipped models receive the LS3 engine, estimated at 422 horsepower (315 kW) and 408 lb.-ft. of torque (553 Nm) and is paired with a TR6060 six-speed transmission.

A new, L99 engine, based on the LS3, is used on automatic transmission-equipped SS models and also includes GM’s fuel-saving Active Fuel Management feature to improve fuel economy. The L99 is estimated at 400 horsepower (299 kW) and 395 lb.-ft. of torque (535 Nm); and it is matched with a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed transmission. This combination delivers an estimated 10.2 L/100km of fuel consumption on the highway.

The 2010 Camaro exemplifies GM’s global development process. The design concept originated in the United States; engineering was directed by GM’s global rear-wheel-drive team in Australia; validation was conducted on roads around the world and assembly will take place at GM’s award-winning Oshawa Car Assembly Plant in Canada.

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