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Chevrolet Unveils The 2010 Camaro - A Fun, Efficient Sports Car For The 21st Century

DETROIT –Chevrolet introduced the production 2010 Camaro today. It is a heritage-inspired sports car for the 21 st century, combining great looks and performance; advanced technology and surprising efficiency – including 26-mpg estimated highway fuel economy. Sales begin in the first quarter of 2009.

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.

“Camaro delivers all of the things that make Chevrolet such a revered, global brand,” said Ed Peper, GM North America vice president, Chevrolet. “It competes with the world’s best sports cars and does so with styling, fuel economy and value our competitors simply can’t match.”

Advanced powertrain technologies, including engines with direct injection and Active Fuel Management, enable a satisfying balance of exhilarating performance and good fuel economy.

“The new Chevrolet Camaro delivers a thoroughly modern, advanced package of performance, comfort and technology,” said Peper. “It’s a sports car for a new generation of enthusiasts that doesn’t forget the heritage that helped make the original a cultural icon . That is no small feat and it took a worldwide commitment to achieve it.”

Indeed, 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 facility in Canada.

Product highlights include:

  • Sleek styling with contemporary cues and 10 available exterior colors

  • LS and LT models offered with an advanced, 3.6L direct-injected V-6 engine with variable valve timing and a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions

  • SS model offered with 6.2L V-8 – including fuel-saving Active Fuel Management on automatic-equipped combinations – and a six-speed manual transmission

  • Four-wheel independent suspension system, including a 4.5-link rear suspension

  • Variable-rate power steering with the rack mounted forward of the front axle for greater driver feel

  • Four-wheel disc brake systems standard on all models, including four-piston Brembo calipers on SS models

  • Stabilitrak stability control system

StabiliTrak electronic stability control system -- GM's StabiliTrack electronic stability control system uses sophisticated vehicle sensors tied to the anti-lock braking system to help the driver maintain control during certain maneuvers.

The system provides increased vehicle control by continuously monitoring the car's steering angle, individual wheel speed, brake pressure, lateral acceleration and yaw rate.

The information is then used to compare the direction the driver is steering with the vehicle's actual path, so the system can make the necessary corrections to help the driver keep the vehicle on path. and traction control standard on all models * Competitive/Sport modes for the stability system offered on SS models, including launch control on SS models equipped with the six-speed manual transmission * Family of 18-, 19- and 20-inch wheels * Detailed interior with heritage-inspired design, excellent attention to detail and available ambient lighting via LED light pipe technology * Robust body structure and exceptional build quality * Six standard air bags, including head curtain side-impact air bags and front seat-mounted thorax side air bags * RS appearance package available on LT and SS, including HID headlamps with integrated halo rings, spoiler, specific taillamps and 20-inch wheels

The new Camaro also has technologies that enhance performance, 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 OnStar -- OnStar is the in-vehicle safety and security system created to help protect you and your family on the road. OnStar's innovative three-button system offers: • 24-hour access to expertly trained, caring advisors • A connection to emergency assistance • Access to OnStar Hands-Free Calling

  • XM Satellite Radio

Additionally, details such as frameless door windows with automatic indexing glass contribute to the overall feeling of quality, substance and technical prowess.

Photos: GM

(July 21, 2008)

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