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2016 Chevrolet Camaro Design Revealed in New Renderings and Animations
16 December 2014
Mircea Panait
http://www.autoevolution.com/







The long-awaited 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is almost ready to make its debut, yet General Motors is still keeping its mouth shut about what to expect from the sixth generation of the breed in terms of styling.

Still, thank God for the carparazzi exist, along with Photoshop wizards and their pixel manipulation.

Many months have passed since the first ever spy shots of the 2016 Camaro were snapped, yet there was not a single set with the car fully unmasked.

Because us gearheads are anxious about new cars, those with a knack for photo editing took things into their own hands and this is what resulted.

The work of Camaro6 forum member chazcron, all the renderings below and the two 3D video animations are all based on spy photographs of pre-production 2016 Chevrolet Camaro coupe and convertible mules
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While I'm not a fan of the current Camaro my reason for not liking this next Camaro has more to do with the design is going to have to hold for another six to eight years. So we're looking at 12-14 years of relative sameness. This car will sell to Camaro loyalists like they always do, but will it still sell to the more casual trendy buyers with a design that long in the tooth?

I really felt Ford held on to far to much retro design in the new Mustang, I am now and always have been a Mustang guy and was hoping for a more modern departure.
 

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The blue rendering I saw looks Fantastic, and I'm not a current-generation fan. It could work for the next 5-7 years, but I agree it could get too old and stale.
The second generation, 1970-73, are still the best looking in RS form. I wish chevy had moved on to this, but the sixth gen should be great for a while and okay for several years beyond that
 

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How many people have seen the new Mustang next to the old one? If you take away the nose (which is flat out hideous) the two look remarkably similar.

You have to agree that the styling is what has really been a huge selling point. Keeping it the sameish but updated is a very smart good move.
 

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The blue rendering I saw looks Fantastic, and I'm not a current-generation fan. It could work for the next 5-7 years, but I agree it could get too old and stale.
The second generation, 1970-73, are still the best looking in RS form. I wish chevy had moved on to this, but the sixth gen should be great for a while and okay for several years beyond that
Disagree. First and fifth generations are the nicest looking in my opinion. Second is pretty, but after 71 or so, I believe.

Third and fourth sucked.
 

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You have to agree that the styling is what has really been a huge selling point. Keeping it the sameish but updated is a very smart good move.
Its a smart move ............ Until it isn't.
If the market decides that it it looks dated, the sales will drop substantially, and that could happen suddenly, leaving a new generation 3 years out with a slow seller.
To avoid this, I'd do a heavy MCE in about 4 years, an all-new car in 6.
 

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I love the current generation, so I like the rendering. However, I'd like a complete departure as has been GM's past practice.

But I will say that refinement of the existing style has worked for Porsche, Audi, BMW, Merc and the Mustang. So it should work just fine with the Camaro. Though I will be disappointed if 10 years from now I can't tell which generation of Camaro I'm looking at, like the Mustang.
 

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I love the current generation, so I like the rendering. However, I'd like a complete departure as has been GM's past practice.
But I will say that refinement of the existing style has worked for Porsche, Audi, BMW, Merc and the Mustang. So it should work just fine with the Camaro. Though I will be disappointed if 10 years from now I can't tell which generation of Camaro I'm looking at, like the Mustang.
And your statement is an example how it could quickly become stale.
 

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Hmm ... it's like gen 5.1. Not much of an evolution at the skin level. I'm sure the alpha underpinnings will be an advancement, but I was hopeful for more styling evolution than this. GM seems to be afraid to make big styling changes with anything ... the latest pickups, the Cadillac lineup, the Malibu, all were very mild tweaks, visually.
 

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And your statement is an example how it could quickly become stale.
Very true - but again it's worked for all of the German makes.

But just playing devil's advocate on that one. As I said I prefer GM's typical clean sheet design and having something entirely new and exciting vs. the predictable and safe path the German's take.
 
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