Chevrolet came out big at the 2016 SEMA Show with a number of impressively modded vehicles, one being the Camaro Turbo AutoX concept.
Designed for autocross courses, the American sports car combines a capable 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with a performance-tuned suspension, brake system, air intake and exhaust system, making it adept in both straight line acceleration and corner-carving.
It has been lowered by 0.75 inches (20mm) with a Chevrolet Performance suspension lowering kit, giving it stiffer springs and specifically-tuned dampers. A concept strut tower brace under the hood provides additional chassis stiffness, while the wheel wells are stuffed with Concept Chevrolet Accessories 20-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in Goodyear 285/35R20 tires.
Braking performance gets a boost from a concept Chevrolet Performance front brake kit, giving the Camaro Turbo AutoX six-piston calipers and 370mm, two-piece slotted rotors.
Chevrolet’s designers gave the exterior a Shock Yellow paint finish, complimenting it with Pearl Nickel hood stripes and satin Carbon Flash Metallic accents on the hood vents, rockers and rear diffuser.
The interior is trimmed in black and features a carbon fiber instrument panel insert, a suede-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel and shift knob, and a bolt-in harness bar and five-point safety harnesses.
Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, had the following to say:
“This concept pushes Camaro in a new direction, integrating new performance parts that make the most of the turbocharged Camaro’s lightweight dynamics.”
Next-Gen Chevy Bolt EV Will Arrive In 2025
General Motors’ ambitious electric car plan will see the arrival of an all-new Chevrolet Bolt, but not for a long while.
Of the 20 new or more electric cars that the American automaker plans to release by 2023, none will be a replacement for the Bolt, a vehicle considered to be the first “affordable” long-range EV to hit the market. According to a report from , the current model will stick around until 2025, when the second-generation Bolt arrives.
If the report is true, that means that the Bolt will be on the market for nearly eight years without a full redesign, which is a long time considering how fast electric cars are changing. We can expect it to receive battery pack and electric motor upgrades as part of a mid-cycle refresh to remain competitive.
2025 also happens to be when the Cruze AV — the autonomous version of the Bolt — will enter production. Both the Bolt and Cruze AV will presumably be built on General Motors’ architecture for electric vehicles, which will be the basis for at least ten other models.
Chevy Drivers Can Now buy Gas Without Getting Out Of Their Car
Chevy and Shell have partnered up to make it easier for Chevy drivers to pay for gas without getting out of their car.
The two companies have introduced the first ever in-dash fuel payment system that allows drivers to pay directly through their Chevrolet’s touchscreen, sparing them the trouble of having to swipe a credit car or use a mobile device.
The new feature is accessed via the new Marketplace feature that’s available on select Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and allows. All the driver simply has to do to begin fueling is hit a few buttons on the touchscreen to generate a unique code that activates a desired pump at a Shell gas station.
The new in-dash payment for Shell gas stations is currently in the pilot phase in select markets, but Chevy expects it to be rolled out the U.S. and possible Canada in a few months.
General Motors’s new Marketplace system was announced near the end of 2017 and also allows users to shop and make restaurant reservations via their vehicle’s touchscreen.
The easy life…
Chevy Camaro Gets New Face And Butt, Plus Turbo 1LE Model For 2019 MY
The sixth-generation Chevy Camaro has received a refresh for its 2019 model year in an effort to narrow the sales gap with the Ford Mustang, gaining a revised exterior, a new 1LE Turbo model, a new 10-speed automatic transmission, and improved gadgets.
Starting off with the exterior, designers have revised the front end to be distinct between the LS/LT, RS and SS variants. The SS stands out with a ‘flowtie’ open bowtie grille emblem and larger air curtains, package-specific headlights, and a new extractor-style hood, while the RS appearance package includes a unique polished black grille with Galvano Chrome lower inserts, an LED signature bar, and 20-inch wheels. The RS, SS and ZL1 models get dark-tinted lenses.
All models now feature classic-design, four LED oval taillights, which I think looks better than the generic rectangle shape of the original design.
Inside, the updated Camaro gets Chevy’s next-generation Infotainment 3 system. The standard system uses a 7-inch touchscreen, while a larger 8-inch touchscreen is optional. A Rear Camera Mirror and Forward Collision Alert system are now available.
The biggest news is the introduction of Camaro Turbo 1LE, which joins the V6 1LE, SS 1LE and ZL1 1LE models in the Camaro lineup. It is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that — paired exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission — produces 275-hp and 295 lb-ft. of torque.
An upgraded suspension, staggered 20-inch summer tires, Brembo brakes, and a Driver Mode Selector with Sport Mode and new Track mode are also part of the package.
So, what do you think about the Camaro’s new face and butt? Did Chevy’s designers get them right?