The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro recently made its European debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, in Sussex, England this past weekend, to help ring in the 20th running of the annual hillclimb event.
While buyers in North American get to row the 2.0L I4 Turbo, 3.6L LGX V6, or 6.2L V8 LT1 engine through their choice of six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission, European consumers will get to choose only from the 2.0T or V8 models. Similarly, the V8 powerplant will be the only one available with a six-speed manual transmission with active rev matching.
The arrival of the new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro in Europe just months after its official debut in the U.S. stands in sharp contrast to GM’s efforts with the last-generation vehicle, which didn’t show its face in Europe until the 65th annual Frankfurt Motor Show in August 2013, more than four years after its debut on our shores.
Despite GM’s concerted effort to better market the new vehicle in the continent, the company has so far stood by its earlier decision not to create a RHD version for the United Kingdom. A market where Chevrolet-sponsored Manchester United resides. Ford, on the other hand, has vowed to offer the new Mustang as a right-hooker.
Chevrolet has yet to release any price particulars, but we expect to hear more on U.S. and European pricing details closer to their respective launch dates.