2016 Camaro Driving Experience

Camaro Driving Experience - 2015 Camaro readys for 2016 reveal

Camaro Driving Experience – 2015 Camaro readys for 2016 reveal

As the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro’s official debut creeps ever nearer, the automaker is set on giving us little hints, reveals, and teasers. Most recently, Chevrolet revealed that the all-new Camaro will set the new technological standard for its class. Drivers will enjoy the Camaro driving experience, one they customize themselves.

The new Drive Mode Selector includes settings for Snow/Ice, Tour, Sports, and Track (SS models only). There are different calibrations among the throttle progression, steering, stability control, and more for each setting. Also for the first time, the SS model will have Magnetic Ride Control, which will offer Tour, Sport, and Track settings that adjust the ride and handling.

“We wanted to build on the flexibility of the current Camaro ZL1, which is great for grand touring, commuting, the drag strip and track days,” said Aaron Link, Camaro lead development engineer. “The new Camaro will be even more adaptable, with up to eight vehicle attributes adjusted to fit a driver’s preference.”

The all-new Chevrolet Camaro has its official debut Saturday, May 16th at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park. Tune in then to see the first full look at the sixth generation Camaro, successor to the five-time Bestselling Muscle Car (2010 – 2014).


New 2016 Camaro is Lighter but Better than Ever

The new Camaro is bringing some new capabilities to market this year—and that’s mostly thanks to an improved body and design. Perhaps we should simply say “all-new” instead of just “improved,” because this 2016 Camaro only shares two parts with its 2015 model sibling. The new design is 200 pounds lighter, has improved rigidity, and as a result, has better steering, suspension, and driving dynamics overall.

“The structural weight savings are compounded by opportunities to reduce un-sprung weight,” says program engineering manager Jim Karlavage.” “The result is a more nimble driving experience.” With the 200 pound diet, the Camaro actually weights less than even the Ford Mustang. Not only does that improve driving dynamics, but it should improve fuel efficiency as well.

You’ll get to see the new Camaro (finally) at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park, on Saturday, May 16. For now, though, you can come see us here at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet to learn more about either the current or next-gen model of the Camaro. We’ll be waiting to show off the Camaro to you here, so come by for a test drive today!


2016 Chevrolet Spark Debut Sparks Interest at New York Auto Show

It looks like Chevrolet has finally found the perfect spark to set fire to the brand’s future—the 2016 Chevrolet Spark. The newest, completely redesigned model of the global minicar was unveiled earlier this month at the New York International Auto Show, showcasing a more innovative, more efficient powertrain, along with more safety and connectivity features.

“Chevrolet is fast becoming one of the world’s most important mini- and small car manufacturers, offering customers around the globe a new road to the refinement, efficiency, and connectivity features that resonate with them,” said Alan Batey, president, GM North America, and Global Chevrolet. “The redesigned 2016 Spark builds on a strong legacy and takes the segment to a higher level with features and technologies not typically offered.”

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark debut showed off a sleeker appearance and lower profile, which helps reduce aerodynamic drag and enhances fuel efficiency. An all-new Ecotec 1.4-liter I-4 engine also helps increase fuel economy, delivering a GM-estimated 40 miles per gallon highway.

Chevrolet’s newest Spark model will go on sale in the United States in late 2015. Until then, don’t forget to stop in to Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet to see what other fuel-efficient vehicles our brand has to offer.

Upcoming 2016 Camaro Trims Over 200 Pounds

A common tactic to making cars better is reducing their weight. Less weight contributes to improved handling, faster acceleration, and increased fuel economy.

Unfortunately, American muscle cars are often quite heavy compared to their European counterparts. They sound great and go fast in a straight line, but when it comes to maneuverability, their heavy frames hold them back.

Chevrolet is aiming to change that with the upcoming 2016 Camaro, whose engineers focused on reducing mass in all the ways they could. An ounce saved here, a pound saved there, a new architecture, and suddenly you’ve got a car that’s more than 200 pounds lighter than the current Camaro we’re selling at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet!

One of the ways they saved weight was making parts out of aluminum instead of steel, like the beam that supports the instrument panel. It’s a relatively small part that saved them “only” 9.7 pounds, but dozens of these changes add up to make a much lighter and engaging car.

The 2016 Camaro will be revealed May 16 during a special event at Belle Isle Park in Detroit!

Chevrolet’s Teen Driver Program Allows Parents to Monitor Teen Drivers

Everyone knows that teen drivers have an unfortunately high accident rate. Even the most vigilant, attentive teens can end up in car collisions, because no matter how responsible they are, the experience just isn’t there.

Thankfully, Chevrolet is implementing a new feature in upcoming cars that will ease the minds of parents of teen drivers who may worry about their child driving. The new “Teen Driver” system essentially delivers a report card to parents with all the latest details over their kids’ performance.

“Teen Driver” keeps track of car speeds, noting the highest speed that the car achieved. It knows how much distance has been covered, and it also remembers every time “collision alerts” or other automatic preventative measures were enacted.

Another clever concept behind “Teen Driver” doesn’t allow the radio to start until all seatbelts are fastened. Even if you’re a teen – that measure is hard to disagree with.

Chevrolet’s “Teen Driver” will be available in the 2016 Malibu, and if successful, will likely spread as an option for other new Chevy vehicles.