General Motors Brings back the El Camino along with over 50 years of history!
The 2016 Chevrolet El Camino is ready to make a grand re-entry into the car market. GM ceased it's production in the late 80’s with ever declining sales. This famous pickup truck/car or perhaps the first crossover, will feature a range of new improvements that will make it competitive to go in right line with other modern GM cars. The visual changes starting from the car’s body extending under the hood. Chevrolet has finally decided to bank in on the popularity of recent truck models and make another gamble with it's new 2016 Chevy El Camino. You may know of GM's Holden brand which sell a El Camino style car based off the same platform as the Chevy SS Sedan Called SV6 UTE.
Chevrolet El Camino History
When the El Camino debuted in 1959 is was called a coupe utility/pickup vehicle. However it was classified and titled in North America as a truck. For the first two years; 1959-1960 it was built in response to Ford's success with the Ford Ranchero Pickup. Considered a failure they halted production, but only for a few years. Production begin again from 1964-1977 and this time the El Camino was based of the Chevelle platform. GM saw success with it finally. The next model years were 1978-1987 where now the El Camino was based off the G-body platform, like the Monte Carlo and Malibu to name a few. GMC also had a similar car called the Sprint, which was introduced in 1971. Later in 1978 it was renamed the Caballero which was also produced through 1987.
2016 Chevrolet El Camino Engine and Specs
Originally when talks of the new El Camino leaked it was said that GM would use it's 360 horsepower 6.0 liter V8 LS engine into the SS model. The standard model was to get a 3.2 liter v6. General Motors still has not released any official specs or fuel economy information. There are also rumors that the 2016 El Camino SS could have the same 6.2 liter 455 horsepower engine currently found in the 2016 Camaro SS.
Redesigned Interior and Exterior Options of the 2016 Chevy El Camino
The 2016 El Camino SS will feature a redesigned front grille, advanced air intakes built into the front of the car and some slight modifications to the front and rear bumpers to improve styling. The styling will target modern consumers and performance enthusiast. Chevrolet also promised other trims such as Royal Knight, Super Sport and Black Knight. It's rumored to feature 18-19 inch alloy rims. Interior enhancements expected include heated leather seats with an automatic air conditioning system. The center console with have a large integrated touch screen with navigation along with a superb audio system. Of course you can expect all the normal GM safety features.
Release Date and Pricing for the 2016 Chevrolet El Camino
Unfortunately it's still a mystery when General Motors will put the El Camino On sale. Rumor's even suggest it maybe pushed back to 2017. It's believed that the company is trying to increase the hype of the new El Camino. Who knows it might even be fake information from GM in hopes of distracting consumers from something better? The El Camino in standard trim is expected to start around $25k with the SS and other limited edition models starting in the mid to upper $30k range.
This is all speculation and rumor from leaked sources. No official announcements from Chevrolet have been made regarding the new El Camino.