2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS – Click above for high-res image gallery
is ready to bring some muscle to the Chinese
market. For the past 44 years, we've called it the Camaro
. China, however, will get the bad Bowtie two-door wearing a new name. It will be called the Ke Mai Luo (科迈罗), which GM insists is a "sonorous Chinese name." We tried running Ke Mai Luo through Google Translate but wound up with nothing. Any Chinese-speaking readers feel free to enlighten us in the comments.
The CDM Camaro will get the 3.6-liter V6 engine, which is good for 312-horsepower and can be paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. No word yet if the V8 will make its way over as well. The Ke Mai Luo is going to start at approximately 500,000 Chinese Yuan, or a tidy $76,267 U.S. dollars. Check out the official press release after the jump.
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[Source: General Motors]
Camaro Officially Named科迈罗 (Ke Mai Luo) in China
Earlier today, SGM announced that Chevrolet will introduce the legendary Camaro sports car at Auto Shanghai 2011 in April. The Camaro will have a sonorous Chinese name - 科迈罗 (Ke Mai Luo). The Ke Mai Luo with a 3.6-liter engine will be priced around RMB 500,000.
In recent years, China's luxury sports car market has been flourishing, highlighted by the midsize luxury segment (priced at RMB 400,000--800,000), which grew 141% in 2010. At present, this segment is dominated by cars with European design. The Camaro, with its "masculine" styling, will be a welcome addition.
Additional details about the Camaro will be announced at the Shanghai auto show.