2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Rolls Into Dealerships in Early 2016 | Edmunds

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Rolls Into Dealerships in Early 2016

DETROIT — The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible will arrive at Chevrolet dealerships in early 2016 with an improved top.

Pricing will be announced later this year.

The Camaro convertible competes against several affordable drop tops, including the Ford Mustang convertible, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Nissan 370Z Roadster.

The sixth-generation Camaro convertible features a power soft top with fully automatic operation.

"There are no manual release latches," said Chevrolet spokesman Monte Doran in a phone conversation with Edmunds. "You just hit a button. In the affordable convertible category it's the most sophisticated top you can get."

The 2015 Camaro convertible has a manual release for the top.

The new convertible also has a hard tonneau cover that deploys automatically, giving the Camaro drop top a clean, sophisticated look, Doran said. The top folds down below the beltline.

The top can be opened or closed at speeds up to 30 mph and can be opened remotely with the key fob.

The power soft top will be available in three colors: black, blue and brown.

The 2016 Camaro convertible will be offered with the same exterior colors, features and options as the 2016 Camaro coupe. Like the coupe, it will be available in LT and SS models.

Buyers will have six all-new powertrain combinations. They include a 275-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, an all-new 335-hp 3.6-liter V6 engine and a 455-hp 6.2-liter V8 engine.

Each engine is available with a six-speed manual transmission or eight-speed automatic transmission.

The EPA has not posted official fuel economy numbers on the 2016 Camaro convertible.

Like the Camaro coupe, the convertible features a stiffer, lighter structure that helps to reduce total vehicle weight by at least 200 pounds. Curb weight on the Camaro convertible was not released.

The cabin of the 2016 Camaro convertible features a new Driver Mode Selector, configurable instrument cluster and a customizable ambient lighting feature.

The 2015 Camaro convertible is built at the GM plant in Oshawa, Ontario. The 2016 Camaro coupe and convertible will be produced at GM's Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Lansing, Michigan. Production of the fifth-generation convertible will end on November 20.

The 2016 Camaro convertible will make its first auto show appearance at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in November, but Doran said it will go on a road trip prior to that and appear at consumer events and Chevrolet racing events. A complete list of appearances has not been finalized.

Edmunds says: Convertible buyers have about a six-month wait for the 2016 Chevy Camaro convertible, but it should be worth it.

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