What You Need to Know About the New Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
The convertible with the heart of a sports car: A closer look at the all new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible.
1. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible offers fully automatic operation.
One of the greatest appeals of owning a convertible is being able to put the top down to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine-not to mention the spectacular 360-degree views, especially if you’re on a road trip. Unfortunately, putting the top down can be a laborious process on many convertibles, sometimes requiring the driver to stop and manually secure the top.
The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible, however, is different. This forward-thinking vehicle offers easy operation: With the touch of a button you can release the safety latches that hold the convertible top in place. With another touch of the button, you can put the roof back in place, so you no longer have to race to park beneath an underpass at the first sign of an approaching summer storm.
2. You can open the top of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible remotely.
Drivers can operate a number of features on the new Chevrolet Camaro convertible remotely using the handy key fob. Although we’re accustomed to activating car locks and (often accidentally) the car alarm remotely, the fact that you can activate the Camaro’s convertible top using the remote is a nice touch. If it’s a hot day outside, you can open the convertible top as you approach the vehicle through the parking lot. By the time you slip behind the wheel, the top will be down, and you’re interior cooled down for a comfortable commute home.
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3. The interior of the new Chevrolet Camaro convertible is quieter than you’d expect.
Many first-time convertible owners complain that their vehicles are noisier than they anticipated, but that shouldn’t be a problem in the 2016 Camaro convertible.
The new Camaro’s been designed with multilayer construction throughout-including in the convertible top-which keeps the interior of the vehicle comfortable while reducing the amount of noise that reaches the cabin.
4. There are new engine options available on the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible.
The 2016 Camaro convertible includes a number of powertrain options, including a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that delivers an impressive 275-horsepower and a brand new 3.6-litre V-6 with an even higher 335-horsepower rating.
If you want even more power, you can choose the top-of-the-line LT1 6.2-litre V-8 monster: a technologically advanced engine manufactured in Canada at GM’s plant in St. Catharine’s, Ontario. This is the most powerful Camaro engine ever, and early test drivers have been suitably impressed.
5. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible interior has been redesigned.
Sure, the 2016 Camaro convertible looks great on the outside, but the interior appointments are equally impressive. The cabin has been redesigned and upgraded, with an all-new driving mode selector for superior comfort and advanced performance. There’s also a customizable lighting feature for ambient lighting and a user-configurable instrument cluster for extra comfort and performance.
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