Dealers have had quite a bit of interest for the sixth-generation muscle coupe from Chevrolet, though, product is only now beginning to slowly trickle into dealers nationwide. General Motors has just begun shipping the 2016 Camaro SS and Camaro LT models with the 3.6-liter LGX V6 engine. Camaros equipped with the 2.0-liter LTG turbo-four will begin shipping in March.
Dealers say many 2016 Camaro orders are currently on quality control hold, something Monte Doran, Chevrolet spokesman, said is typical of any new product launch. The 2016 Camaro just happens to be a very sought after vehicle currently.
“This is done out of an abundance of caution, to ensure the cars are as close to perfect as they can be before leaving the plant,” Doran said. “We understand, for customers who have a Camaro on order, it can be frustrating knowing their car has been built, but is not yet in their driveway. However, this is also the best way to ensure the car they have waited for exceeds their expectations.”
Dealers also say they have high hopes with the car to bring in plenty of new showroom traffic, and consumers have already been abuzz asking about the car.
“We have a lot of action on it,” Frank DeBartolo, sales manager at Bredemann Chevrolet in Park Ridge, Illinois, said. “We already have pre-sold orders. Being a new body style I’m sure it will do great. Style is what first initially sells and the style is definitely there.