News from Jalopnik by Patrick George
An all-new Chevrolet Camaro is due out next year as a 2016 model, and it is expected to ditch its aging Zeta platform for a newer, lighter one that underpins the Cadillac CTS and ATS. Just don’t expect the exterior to change all that much. Below is the current 2014 model.
A new report in Edmunds says the 2016 Camaro will hardly sport the radical redesign that its chief competitor the 2015 Ford Mustang received. Instead, will sport an exterior design that is “evolutionary, not revolutionary,” according to an industry source who has seen the new Camaro.
(By the way, that Edmunds writer says he thinks the new Mustang doesn’t look much different from the old one in that story, but I respectfully disagree.)
Here’s what that source said, emphasis mine:
“The difference between the existing and redesigned (Camaro) is not drastically different,” Edmundswas told by an industry source who has seen the new car. “It looks like a worked-over current-model Camaro. It is on a different platform, so that is a significant difference, but when they modified it to be on a different platform, the styling did not change that much.”
Personally, I’m okay with this. I think the fifth-generation Camaro has always been a striking, aggressive, attractive car that strikes a good balance between retro and modern. It’s also been a sales hit for GM and appeals strongly to the nostalgia crowd, so it doesn’t make sense to mess with the formula they have too much.
More than anything I’m excited about its new architecture. If this muscle car can handle anywhere near as well as the ATS and CTS, it’s going to be fantastic.