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2010 Chevrolet Camaro orders being taken
Crazy for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro? Now you can place your order early
Oshawa, ON -- Since the day the Camaro concept model was unveiled, the most frequently asked question has been: “When can I order my new Camaro?” Well, beginning Thursday, October 16, 2008, Chevrolet dealers across Canada will be able to submit customer orders for the new 2010 Camaro Coupe.
“Even before pricing in Canada has been finalized, Camaro enthusiasts are anxious to get their orders on the books,” said Marc Comeau, vice-president of sales, service and marketing for GM of Canada. “The return of the Camaro and the buzz it has created are great reminders of the passion surrounding this marque and we're confident the new, fuel-efficient 2010 Camaro will make enthusiasts out of a whole new generation of drivers as well.”
Because demand at start of production will be strong, customers who order a vehicle early will be given priority. Orders can be placed through a Chevrolet dealer who will have information regarding early ordering, vehicle packaging and specifications and this information will also be available online at www.camaro.gm.ca as of October 16.
Canadian pricing for the 2010 Camaro will be released in the following weeks. In the U.S., pricing will start at $22,995 MSRP for the V-6-powered LS model, and $30,995 for the V-8-powered Camaro SS (all prices include $750 destination charge). In the U.S., customer ordering opened on October 13.
Camaro production is scheduled to begin in mid-February 2009 at the Oshawa, ON, Car Assembly Plant, with dealership deliveries beginning immediately. Complementing the Camaro's introduction is a range of performance, appearance and convenience accessories - including 21-inch wheels and tires; ground effects, stripe kits and even a classic-styled Hurst shifter - that customers can order and have installed at their dealership.
There will also be a “Numbers-Matching” merchandising package available through Choko Motorsports that will feature several unique Camaro items - some of which will feature a personalized VIN plate corresponding to the actual serial number of the customer's Camaro. Full details are available at http://camaroboutique.com.
2010 Chevrolet Camaro Specs
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 are matched with fuel-saving six-speed transmissions. Advanced technologies, including engines with direct injection and Active Fuel Management, enable a satisfying balance of exhilarating performance and good fuel economy.
Camaro product highlights also include:
Sleek styling with heritage cues and 10 available exterior colors
Four-wheel independent suspension system, including a 4.5-link rear suspension
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
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
Bluetooth phone connectivity
Remote vehicle starting system
XM Satellite Radio
Under the hood, Camaro LS and LT use a 3.6L engine with variable valve timing to optimize performance and fuel economy. 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. LS and LT models are estimated at 27 mpg in highway driving, for great fuel economy to complement their fun driving experience.
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 transmission-equipped models receive the LS3 engine, estimated at 422 horsepower (315 kW) and 408 lb.-ft. of torque (553 Nm). It is paired with a TR6060 six-speed transmission.
A new, L99 V-8 engine is used on automatic transmission-equipped SS models. It is based on the LS3, but also includes GM’s fuel-saving Active Fuel Management feature. It is estimated at 400 horsepower (299 kW) and 395 lb.-ft. of torque (535 Nm). It is matched with a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed transmission that helps delivers an estimated 23 mpg on the highway.
Posted Oct. 14, 2008