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Chevy Camaro Loses Its Lid in Germany

I was expecting the Chevy to unveil the Camaro Convertible in Los Angeles at the LA Auto Show but instead they announced last month that they were going to unveil it in Frankfurt at the 2013 IAA and here it is. The Camaro Convertible looks exactly as you’d expect, receiving the same design updates as the coupe that was unveiled in New York.

To refresh, the new Camaro gets a redesigned front fascia with an enlarged lower grill and a narrower top grill giving the front end a much more aggressive look to it. The vented hood completes the muscular front end. Out back a sculpted rear deck lid, horizontal taillights and a diffuser complete the new look.

North American pricing was not available but the roofless model carries a €5000 premium over the coupe in Germany.

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Chevrolet Surprises With Z/28 Unveil in New York

We knew Chevrolet was going to have one hell of a presentation here at the New York Auto Show when they handed out earplugs before the show started. I feel bad for anybody who used them though, because we were treated to a symphony of V8 like I’d never heard before. A packed crowd was told about Chevrolet’s dominance in the performance car segment in America; specifically the Camaro, which was the best-selling performance car for a 3rd year in a row.

We all knew what to expect from this presentation. The C7 Corvette Convertible took its spot to one side, the new Chevrolet SS on the other. Then the refreshed 2014 Camaro SS came out to applause and a lot of flash photography. Strangely though, it didn’t park at center stage. It took a another spot on the side and the lights dimmed for another video.

More Details and Picture Gallery After the Break

Chevrolet Teases Facelifted 2014 Camaro SS

Today Chevrolet teased us with glimpse of the facelifted 2014 Camaro SS. The model is due for a refresh and this all but confirms it. The image shows a flatter grill than the existing model accented with a chrome trim on the upper edge. Speculating anything else from it would be wasting breath, but in addition to a modified exterior we’re expecting minor interior updates and the addition of the LS7 motor but, again, nothing has been confirmed. Official unveiling isn’t until the New York International Auto Show but we fully expect to see updates before then.

We’ll be sure to publish new information as soon as GM leaks it!

GM To Move Camaro Production to US, CAW Not Happy

General Motors announced today the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro will be assembled at the Lansing Grand River (LGR) Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan. Production is currently out of their Oshawa plant but by consolidating the production of rear-wheel drive vehicles under one roof GM hopes to cut some costs and gain some improved production efficiencies–the Camaro is the only rear-wheel drive built at the Oshawa plant.

GM reiterated its commitment to meet the production targets agreed to with the Canadian and Ontario governments during the 2009 restructuring but the Canadian Auto Workers union however is having none of this and are quite understandably upset. The Camaro represents about 25% of the production at the plant and this move will put the plant at risk of complete closure.

“General Motors has once again shown a complete and utter disregard for its workers and also Canadians in general, whose tax dollars kept the company out of bankruptcy,” said CAW President Ken Lewenza.

Production of the current generation Chevrolet Camaro will continue on the flexible manufacturing line at Oshawa Assembly until the end of the current product lifecycle. The Buick Regal continues to be produced there, and GM recently invested $185 million to support the launch of two new products on the flex line as well: the all-new Cadillac XTS and the next-generation Chevrolet Impala scheduled to launch in 2013. In addition, GM recently announced it will add a third shift to support the launch of the new Impala there. The consolidated line at Oshawa Assembly will continue to produce the current generation Chevrolet Impala and Equinox until June 2014. The next-generation Camaro is scheduled for production in October 2015.

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