2016 Chevrolet El Camino Specs Price

2016 Chevrolet El Camino front

2016 Chevrolet El Camino review about specs, price and other, you can find in this article. Ever since it was discontinued back in 1987, the El Camino has been rumored to make a comeback almost on a yearly basis. However, until now, GM did not re-release their sports utility truck because they thought that the car would simply not belong on the US market. More recently though, sightings of a camouflaged truck have been reported on a few circuits in the United States which may suggest that the iconic car will come back under the 2016 Chevrolet El Camino name. At this point in time though there is very little information about this car and even so, there are two possible routes for GM to take.

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2016 Chevrolet El Camino Design specs

If GM will choose the harder route of building a new car, then the 2016 Chevrolet El Camino will become a very interesting car. This is because they will most likely get a car’s chassis rather than basing the car on a truck and the most probably chassis is their Alpha platform which is one of the most capable in the business. Some people also suggested that the El Camino could become a Camaro inspired truck, so it could get part of its design, engines and even running gear. This could make it a really interesting choice not only for those looking for something out of the ordinary, but also for people looking for a great all around sports car with enough space to tow or even carry parts to and from races and events.

2016 Chevrolet El Camino open

2016 Chevrolet El Camino interior

Engine powertrain

Engine wise, the upcoming El Camino should make use of the same engines found in the Camaro, starting with the 2 liter turbocharged inline 4 and ending with the great 6.2 liter V8 also found on the Corvette. The smaller mill will provide less power than in the Camaro in order to not be a competitor for it, so we expect it to get an output of around 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The 3.6 liter V6 on the other hand should be carried over pretty much unchanged with all of its 335 horsepower and 285 lb-ft of torque. The top of the range engine will remain the 6.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 in which case it should make around 430 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque, enough to make for a very interesting sports truck.

2016 Chevrolet El Camino side

The exterior design of the 2016 Chevrolet El Camino will most definitely become something unique and just as we mentioned, it could become the utility version of the Camaro. The design will most likely be similar between the two cars, at least in the front. However, the back will feature a medium size bed and a design which will likely be inspired by that of the 1970s models of the El Camino. The cabin will offer enough room for two people and the materials will likely not be as good as those on the Camaro. The higher end versions though should receive leather upholstery, satellite navigation and all the other commodities of the current cars.

2016 Chevrolet El Camino engine

2016 Chevrolet El Camino Price and Release date

They will either import the Australian made Holden Ute and sell it on the US market under the Chevrolet brand or they will actually develop a car from scratch in which case it could become really interesting for the US market, especially since people seem to like trucks a lot more than they did back in 2000. The price for this possible model could hover around $25,000 for the base version while a high performance one could probably go for as much as $60,000. Considering it is expected to arrive on the market some time in 2018, at the time of its launch the El Camino will likely have no competitor for at least a year before Ford or Chrysler get a competitor for it.

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