• May 13, 2007
Updated gallery links: Camaro Convertible, Chevy Beat

GM knows that we all like to look at car porn photos, and we have to give El General some credit: he knows how to keep his stuff in front of the public. It's as simple as sending one or two buzzworthy concepts to sweet locations accompanied by people armed with cameras, tripods and the like. Those folks take spiffy new glamour shots of the rides and post them on the corporate media site. Then we notice them up there, download them, and stick 'em up in a gallery for your consumption. Or, in this case, Jalopnik does. Then we see them on Jalopnik's RSS feed, say "Oh, cool" to no one in particular, go grab the pics from GM, and post them -- just like you see here. Phew.

Welcome to weekend blogging, made that much easier thanks to the Camaro Convertible and Chevy Beat.

[Source: GM]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I think they showed the Camaro waaay too early. They should have tossed out a near-production concept and had it available within a year. It's already getting kinda tired, and worse, everytime I look at the headlights/grille I can't help but see the main character in the Cars animated movie.

      http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2006/06/08/Cars_060607024154527_wideweb__300x375.jpg
      • 7 Years Ago
      GM, HUNDREDS upon THOUSAND of Camaros will sell the 1st year, and for years to come if you dont change it. Add only a few key restored nameplates, but do go baskin robins like ford does to the mustang, and you wont be the butt of every joke like mustang.
      • 7 Years Ago
      #11: Where's the problem with reliability at GM? The current gen Corsa is relatively good, although it does not match the Hyundai Getz.

      At least in Europe GM is building nice cars, harvesting profits and getting prepared for peak oil. The Koreans (http://www.chevrolet.de/) are doing nicely too. As with Ford, GM has it's problems in the homeland where they prefer selling crude pickups instead of the nice little car they sell abroad...
      • 7 Years Ago
      i'll take the girl over the beat..and camaro any day.I can have both..that way i have two stuning things..
      • 7 Years Ago
      You guys forgot the 29 new shots of the Chinese Park Avenue.

      http://www.thegmsource.com/index.php?categoryid=8&p2_articleid=439
      • 7 Years Ago
      The engine bay in the Camaro is about the nicest I have seen in any car, production or custom. The rest of the car is hot too. This car is going to be a huge winner for GM as long as they don't deviate too far from the concept.

      RRR, please take some spelling lessons before posting again. That's just embarrassing, dude.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Both look great! I wonder how much of the Camaro shown will actually be part of the production model? The Camaro interior is perfect for a convertible—well designed, and looks to be easy to keep detailed.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The new Camero concepts, coupe or cabrio are absolutely beautiful and assured winners. They are what Chevrolet does best. The BEAT concept concept is quite another matter. Not even a thinly disguised OPEL/SATURN CORSA, warmed over by Dr. Frankenstine himself, this too is what the "bow tie" boys do well. that is to say, rip off other GM divisions when they see a sure winner and make it their own. I hate that about Chevrolet and GM for letting them get away with it. It was Chevy's internal politicing that nearly destroyed Saturn, simply because they believed they could be the import fighter and that there was no need for a new motor division.
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      When you sell as many vehicles as Chevy does, you have lots of clout at the top and that is why all of Saturn's planning went awry. Now Chevy is trying to manipulate product planning again because they want the CORSA/ BEAT for themselves. Give it to them but for South American, eastern European, South Africa and Asian markets and leave the US and Canadian markets to Saturn who can sell to import buyers.
      • 7 Years Ago
      typo, bad typo... DONT go baskin robins like the ford boys... DONT
      MaryB
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well, finally Detroit is listening. Now advertise what kind of mileage it gets to the gallon. What??? I can't hear you!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Has anyone told GM that there is already a Honda called "Beat"?
      • 7 Years Ago
      In the post below this, about Toyota's Hybrid Synergy drive Detroit fan boys sais that Hybrids are not cost efficient and that they are bad for environment. OK that is possible, i agree with that.

      They also say that it would make much more sence to make regular engines more efficient. Ok Makes sence.


      But here's my beef, if you Detroit groupies think you are so smart and love environment so much how come GM and Ford do not make regular gas engines that are extra fuel efficient? How come all they make is Camaros and Yucons and Expeditions?


      So before attacking Prius and suck cars look and GM's and Fords line up of vehicles firs.


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