Πέμπτη σήμερα, και όπως μας έχει συνηθίσει η Chevrolet τις τελευταίες εβδομάδες, έδωσε δύο νέες teaser φωτογραφίες της νέας Camaro. Αυτή τη φορά βλέπουμε τόσο το καπό, το οποίο είναι κατασκευασμένο από αλουμίνιο, όσο και τον σχεδιασμό του πίσω μέρους, εκεί όπου υπάρχει και μια αεροτομή. Η Chevrolet δηλώνει πως το σώμα της Camaro “είναι πιο αθλητικό, και πιο εκφραστικό” με φαρδιά πίσω φτερά, με τον συνολικό σχεδιασμό να κάνουν τη νέα Camaro να δείχνει πιο χαμηλή και πιο πλατιά.
Η παρουσίαση της νέας, 6ης, γενιάς της Camaro θα γίνει στις 16 Μαΐου και ήδη η Chevrolet μας έχει δείξει τον κινητήρα και τις εξατμίσεις, τις ζάντες και τα φρένα της, έχει ανακοινώσει πως θα ζυγίζει τουλάχιστον 90 κιλά λιγότερο από τη τρέχουσα γενιά, ενώ μας έχει δείξει το πλαίσιο και την πολλαπλής εξαγωγής. Η παραγωγή της θα γίνεται στο εργοστάσιο της GM στο Lansing Grand River στο οποίο η GM θα επενδύσει 174 εκατ. δολάρια για να το αναβαθμίσει.
Sculpted Exterior Reflects 2016 Camaro’s New Athleticism
DETROIT – For the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, the design team set out to create a leaner, more athletic design that complemented the new driving experience.
“The Camaro went to the gym and came out with a lithe, more athletic physique for the sixth generation,” said Ed Welburn, vice president, GM Global Design. “It’s a more expressive evolution of the Camaro’s iconic character – and one that complements its leaner size and sharper reflexes.”
The exterior design vocabulary is defined by complex shapes, which appear to be form-fitted around the mechanical components. Every shape and surface detail is a skilled, artistic collaboration of hand and digital sculpting.
Camaro’s new design details draw the eye into the design. For example, the new aluminum hood features powerful, smoothly curved sculpted forms accented with sharp creases. As a result, the hood appears to be shrink-wrapped around the engine.
Similarly, the new Camaro retains the broad, dramatic rear fenders that became a defining feature of the award-winning Gen 5 Camaro. The design is updated with greater detailing, including a subtle crease running parallel to the fender edge. The effect makes the new Camaro look even lower and wider despite having a slightly smaller footprint than its predecessor.
Chevrolet will introduce the all-new, 2016 Camaro on Saturday, May 16, during a special public event at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
GM Announces $5.4 Billion in U.S. Plant Investments
$783.5 million identified for three Michigan facilities; remainder to follow this year
PONTIAC, Mich. – General Motors announced today it will invest $5.4 billion in U.S plant improvements during the next three years, including details of $783.5 million for three Michigan facilities.
“These investments are evidence of a company on the move, strategically investing in the people, tools and equipment to produce cars, trucks and crossovers that are built to win in the marketplace, with stunning design, quality and breakthrough technologies,” GM North America President Alan Batey said at the Pontiac Metal Center, where $124 million will be invested.
Two other investments detailed Thursday are $520 million for tooling and equipment for future new vehicle programs at the Lansing Delta Township assembly plant, retaining 1,900 jobs, and $139.5 million for a new body shop and stamping facility upgrades at Pre-Production Operations in Warren.
“The common thread among our investments is the focus on product improvements that benefit customers,” said Cathy Clegg, vice president of GM North America Manufacturing. “Together with our UAW partners, we’re working hard to exceed consumers’ ever-increasing quality expectations.”
All major body panel dies will be pre-tested in Pontiac under regular production conditions, enabling stamping plants to produce quality parts in shorter time; pre-production vehicles in Warren will surface issues long before regular production begins; and new products in Lansing will be among the best the company has built, she said.
The $5.4-billion new investment translates to GM investing in U.S. operations about $5 million a day or $150 million every month for the next three years.
“General Motors is investing in Michigan – and Michiganders,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. “Our state’s automotive heritage and expertise is known around the globe, and GM and its workforce are a major part of that. We’re going to continue to ensure the best environment for GM, the auto industry and all other industries to grow and thrive, creating more and better jobs. That includes connecting and developing the talent to keep the economic engine running at full speed long into our state’s bright future.”
GM will detail the remaining $4.6 billion and identify plants involved over the next several months.
Since June 2009, GM has announced U.S. facility investment of approximately $16.8 billion. About $11.4 billion of that has come since the 2011 UAW-GM National Agreement. In total, these investments have created 3,650 new jobs and secured the positions of approximately 20,700 others.
“By working together, the UAW and GM are making a difference in communities across the United States,” said UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada, who leads the union’s GM Department. “These investments represent the power of our collaboration to create jobs and improve competitiveness, quality and our manufacturing base in this country.”