• Oct 13th 2008 at 12:25AM
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General Motors has finally announced pricing for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, both in V6-equipped LS trim and the V8-powered SS model. The sticker for the LS will start at $22,995, while the SS commands $30,995. Both prices include the $750 destination charge and you can officially order yours today, October 13th.

Production begins mid-February at GM's Oshawa, Ontario facility and dealerships should begin taking deliveries soon afterwards.

Both LS and LT models will come equipped with the 3.6-liter V6, putting out 300 hp and 273 lb.-ft. of torque and sending power to a Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic gearbox equipped with TAPshift control. Buyers who opt for the big-boy SS equipped with the six-speed TR6060 manual transmission get to play with 422 hp and 408 lb.-ft. of torque courtesy of the 6.2-liter LS3 V8, while six-speed automatic buyers will have to make do the 400 hp and 395 lb.-ft. of twist culled from the L99 V8.

All models benefit from a 4.5-link independent rear suspension, four wheel disc brakes (Brembos on the SS), StabiliTrak traction control, 18-, 19- or 20-inch wheels, RS appearance package (available on the LT and SS), which includes HID headlamps with "halo" rings, spoiler, restyled taillamps and 20-inch wheels. Bluetooth, remote start, USB connectivity, OnStar and XM Satellite Radio are all available, and ten colors are available on all models.

Read all the details in the press release after the jump.

UPDATE: Camaro5 has posted a breakdown of the packages and individual options. We've added it at the bottom of the press release after the break.


Chevrolet Announces Pricing for the 2010 Camaro

Lineup Includes Fun and Efficient V-6 models rated at 27 mpg and High-Performance Camaro SS

DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced pricing for the all-new, 2010 Camaro. It starts at $22,995 MSRP for the V-6-powered LS model, and $30,995 for the V-8-powered Camaro SS (all prices include $750 destination charge). Customer ordering opened on Oct. 13, with production scheduled to start in first quarter of 2009.

"The wait is almost over," said Ed Peper, GM North America vice president, Chevrolet. "The return of the Camaro gives sports car enthusiasts a reason to rejoice. It's a 21 st century sports car with a distinctly American legacy.

More than 600,000 enthusiasts have requested information on the Camaro since its production was announced. Chevrolet is reaching out to give them the opportunity to be the first to order one.

The Chevy.com/Camaro Web site carries information regarding early ordering, along with vehicle packaging information, a specification sheet and anticipated frequently asked questions about the ordering process.

Production is scheduled to begin in mid-February at GM's Oshawa, Ontario production facility, with dealership deliveries shortly thereafter. Complementing the Camaro's introduction is a range of performance, appearance and convenience accessories – including 21-inch wheels and tires; ground effects and stripe kits; and even a classic-styled Hurst shifter – that customers can order and have installed at their dealership. In some cases, the cost of the accessories and their installation can be rolled into the monthly payments.

"My Own Worst Enemy"

Enthusiasts will see the new Camaro this fall as part of NBC's new drama, "My Own Worst Enemy." It stars Christian Slater as a man with two personalities – a suburban dad and covert spy – with the Camaro featured prominently, along with the new Chevy Traverse crossover. The show premiers Oct. 13, the same day ordering opens for the Camaro.

Camaro's supporting role on "My Own Worst Enemy" follows its big-screen debut as the Autobot named Bumblebee in the blockbuster 2007 movie, "Transformers."

World-class performance, American heritage

Built on GM's new, global rear-wheel-drive architecture, the Camaro is offered in V-6-powered LS and LT models, as well as the V-8-powered SS. All models and powertrain combinations are matched with fuel-saving six-speed transmissions. Advanced technologies, including engines with direct injection and Active Fuel Management, enable a satisfying balance of exhilarating performance and good fuel economy.

Camaro product highlights also include:

* Sleek styling with heritage cues and 10 available exterior colors
* Four-wheel independent suspension system, including a 4.5-link rear suspension
* Four-wheel disc brake systems standard on all models, including four-piston Brembo calipers on SS models
* StabiliTrak stability control system and traction control standard on all models
* Family of 18-, 19- and 20-inch wheels
* Six standard air bags, including head curtain side-impact air bags and front seat-mounted thorax side air bags
* RS appearance package available on LT and SS, including HID headlamps with integrated halo rings, spoiler, specific taillamps and 20-inch wheels
* Bluetooth phone connectivity
* USB connectivity
* Remote vehicle starting system
* OnStar
* XM Satellite Radio

Under the hood, Camaro LS and LT use a 3.6L engine with variable valve timing to optimize performance and fuel economy. It is rated at an estimated 300 horsepower (224 kW) and 273 lb.-ft. of torque (370 Nm). A six-speed manual transmission is standard with the 3.6L engine; a Hydra-Matic 6L50 electronically controlled six-speed automatic, with TAPshift control, is available. LS and LT models are estimated at 27 mpg in highway driving, for great fuel economy to complement their fun driving experience.

The high-performance Camaro SS is equipped with a powerful 6.2L V-8, with a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Manual transmission-equipped models receive the LS3 engine, estimated at 422 horsepower (315 kW) and 408 lb.-ft. of torque (553 Nm). It is paired with a TR6060 six-speed transmission.

A new, L99 V-8 engine is used on automatic transmission-equipped SS models. It is based on the LS3, but also includes GM's fuel-saving Active Fuel Management feature. It is estimated at 400 horsepower (299 kW) and 395 lb.-ft. of torque (535 Nm). It is matched with a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed transmission that helps delivers an estimated 23 mpg on the highway.

Chevrolet is one of America's best-known and best-selling automotive brands. With the largest dealer network in the United States, Chevy is the leader in full-size trucks and the leader in sales of vehicles priced $35,000 and above. Chevrolet delivers more-than-expected value in every vehicle category, offering cars and trucks priced from $12,120 to $103,300. Chevy delivers expressive design, spirited performance and great value with standard features usually found only on more expensive vehicles. More information on Chevrolet can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

UPDATED Pricing and Packages:

OFFICIAL 2010 Camaro Pricing

Camaro LS -- $22,995 (MSRP)
Camaro 1LT -- $24,630 (MSRP)
Camaro 2LT -- $27,330 (MSRP)
Camaro 1SS -- $30,992 (MSRP)
Camaro 2SS -- $34,180 (MSRP)

Convenience and Connectivity w/ Automatic Transmission -- $665
Concenience and Connectivity w/ Manual Transmission -- $465
Interior Trim Package -- $500
RS Package w/ 1LT -- $1,750
RS Package w/ 2LT -- $1,450
RS Package w/ 1SS or 2SS -- $1,200
Carpeted Front -- $60
Engine Block Heater -- $75
Red Jewel Tint Premium Paint -- $295
Boston Acoustics System -- $495
Compact Spare Tire and Wheel -- $150
Cyber Gray Metallic Stripes -- $395
White Stripes -- $395
Power Sunroof -- $900
Transmission, Automatic 6-speed -- $995
19" Polished Aluminum Wheel w/ 1LT -- $720
19" Polished Aluminum Wheel w/ 2LT -- $470
20" Polished Aluminum Wheel -- $470

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Such a great pricepoint. RWD 300hp, a little over 22k. I wonder if it's faster than a BMW 128i.

      Sadly, this car might not succeed because of the economic downturn. Which would be such a shame, given the execution of this car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, impressive indeed.

      Not sure I need 422 hp and huge 20 in. wheels to get that V8 sound, though. A 325 hp / 345 lb-ft LS4 with 6-spd manual and 18's would be/look about perfect for me. Oh well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      And by the way this means GAME ON for the Hyundai Genesis Coupe.
      • 6 Years Ago
      well... so much for that dream.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I can relate to being a starving college student ;-)
        It don't worry, it will change!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't understand why everyone is being so hateful towards you; I understand how you feel. I'm 22 and in college and had my car bought for me as well. Aren't we allowed to still have wants?

        To everyone using this opportunity to pick on spacegravity: Does it make you feel better? Are you so bitter over the fact that your parents didn't help you out that you must hate those who get help? Sounds like some of you need to grow up!
        • 6 Years Ago
        you guys don't seem to get it. It was a graduation present, ok? That ok with you guys? I won't have the money to buy a car like that for a long time. That's the only reason i said anything. I didn't have a choice in my car or i would have gotten something different(mazda 3 hatch) but oh well, don't call me ungrateful cause I take care of what i have and I'm thankful for it. I just worked all summer to get a bodykit for it. So whatever, I just wish cars like this cost less, but they don't. End of story.
        • 6 Years Ago
        SG4me, you are miserable because you made bad decisions. 20K for a Focus when others pay 12K?

        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm 22 and in college and getting the 2SS/RS within 5 years is very feasible for me, and the LS is a walk in the park.

        This is after I worked my ass off through college to pay for my current 02 Grand Am, along with the related expenditures. Don't complain about your "crap 06 Focus" when it was a gift from your parents; it was overly generous of them to buy you a brand new car.

        But seriously, you have to say "Hi, I'm a 27 year old college graduate and I can't afford a 23k car," reconsider your career path.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "so much for that dream"??? what did you expect? it would be $5000? LMAO!!

        $22k is nothing for 300hp......nothing i tell ya!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Honestly, have you looked at what used Focuses are selling for? They are holding their value quite well. Our '06 was optioned out with moonroof, side airbags, cruise, etc...and we paid $15.5k in October '05. If I look at listings for identical cars, the dealers are asking upwards of $12k, which means they're probably selling for ~$11k. 25-33% depreciation in 3 years is significantly better than average. Turns out people want cars that get 35mpg.

        Be thankful for what you have, I drove a mini-van until I was 23.
        • 6 Years Ago
        This car starts for only $2k more than you paid for your focus. What exactly was this dream of yours?

        And don't give me the "optioned-out" BS. If you can afford to balloon the price for a sunroof and auto-dimming mirrors then go right ahead. But don't pretend they are necessary.
        • 6 Years Ago
        dude, shut up. I'm 22 and in college. What did you expect, for me to think that somehow magically in 5 years I'll have the greatest job in the world and a ton of money so i can buy the car of my dreams? That's crap. Every car these days is over priced. My crap 06 focus cost 20k off the lot brand new and now it's hardly worth anything. That thing was given to me otherwise there is no telling what i'd have to drive. I was hoping that the base camaro would be cheaper so i might at least have a shot at owning one but that price combined with the high desirability of the vehicle means that it won't go down in value for a long time. In essence, i am stuck with a focus, which brings me back to my opening statement, shut up.
          • 6 Years Ago
          space gravity, its your own fault you payed $20k for a "crap" focus, not wealthy peoples'.

          BTW I'm 21 and in college also. While i'm fine with my $4k B2300 (I don't view it as "crap"), I recognize that I'm not supposed to be able to afford a new right away out of college, and that's the automakers' fault, its just the way it is.

          The Camaro is a steal for everything it offers, period. If you can't afford it yet (like me) then wait. In fact, I'll probably end up buying a 3rd gen in decent condition to hop up, as an affordable alternative.
        • 6 Years Ago
        9394...ever option out a Focus? Ok. Try it. It gets expensive.

        Blotto....how is the Fit (while a nice car) anymore practical than the Focus? It's smaller. Try selling it yourself and you won't get squat (no one pays anywhere near blue book for a car). Take it to a dealer and hope they give you blue book for it (which most likely they won't). Then they turn around, jack up the price and make a killing off of it. I have seen year old Fits with 20-25k miles going for about $1k UNDER the price for a brand new Fit.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "My crap 06 focus cost 20k... That thing was given to me otherwise there is no telling what i'd have to drive... well... so much for that dream... i am stuck with a focus"

        Boohoohoo... you got a car for FREE by your mommy and daddy. And now you'd like GM to even lower the price of the already excellent value Camaro. Be happy with what you have... and grow up. It's too bad your mommy and daddy never taught you the value of a dollar (I wouldn't be surprised if college is 100% paid for).
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sooooo, what about the 2SS for curiosity sake? I can't bring myself to buy a V6 car when a V8 is an option so it would have to be a SS. If they would give me one with AC and power steering and manual everything else I would be even happier.
      • 6 Years Ago
      relating to the 300hp L99...my 96 z28 with a 5.7L v8 get's about 26mpg or so average, and does the 1/4 mile in about 14.something seconds....0-60mph in 5.5seconds...and that will be 13 years before this new one when it comes out...mind you, the delivery price was about $40,000 I think -- which is a present value of $58,000.

      For the dude that paid like $7,000 for his back in the 60's....the present value of $7,000 in the 60's is about $30,000...

      So, I'll take the 422hp model. $30,000 is cheap for an iconic muscle car.

      Thank-you, GM, for respecting yourself and every red-blooded American gear head.
      • 6 Years Ago
      $30 for a stripper SS? Oh great....

      Ford, you better answer...and the answer isn't more valves and boost.
      • 6 Years Ago
      All in all I'd say $23K for a 300-HP sportscar is a hell of a bargain. It's still more than I can afford, but it's very well priced considering all the content. I just wish USB connectivity was standard.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think they priced this when gas was $4 a gallon and were worried it would sell. From the perspective of someone reading articles online this sounds like the most desirable performance car America has made in years.
      • 6 Years Ago
      When I saw the price, my jaw dropped.
      Seriously this is a steal, no doubt.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can only imagine the SS markups... I hope I'm wrong.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So will we see some drastic price cuts on the challenger? Sure the V6 costs more, but it also comes with an extra 50hp over the challenger. And the SS with 422hp is only a grand more than the 375hp Challenger R/T but will compete in power with the 38k SRT.
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