Chevrolet Camaro: UK prices revealed
The Chevrolet Camaro will go on sale in the UK, with prices starting at £32,500 for the entry level, 2.0-litre coupé.
A V8-engined Camaro will also be offered, at a starting price of £37,000 for a manual-transmission coupé. An eight-speed automatic transmission is available on the V8 Camaro too, at a cost of £1460. The 2.0-litre turbo Camaro is only available as an automatic.
Among the options on offer on the Camaro are a series of stripes costing £400 or £550 depending on the package, an £1890 convenience and lighting package on the lesser-engined Camaro, magnetic ride suspension on the V8 Camaro (£1460), and a sat-nav on the 2.0-litre turbo. A navigation system comes as standard on the V8-engined car.
In comparison, the Ford Mustang costs £28,995 for the entry-level 2.3-litre EcoBoost coupé, while the V8 model starts at £32,995. This means the Camaro is roughly £3500 more expensive than the Mustang with a four-cylinder engine, and £4000 more in V8 guise.
Prices for the convertible Camaro start at £36,500 for the convertible, moving up to £41,000 for the V8. The Mustang convertible 2.3-litre Ecoboost is priced around £2,000 below this, at £34,49, and £38,495 – £2500 below the equivalent Camaro. Prices are set by General Motors’ European division.
The car will feature on Chevrolet’s stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year, with the aim of drumming up UK demand. In spite of the Mustang’s arrival in the UK in right-hand drive form, the Camaro will remain a left-hand drive car.
With only one UK dealer distributing the Camaro, Chevrolet is not expecting a landslide of sales; the UK allocation for 2016 is only 15 coupés and 3 convertibles. The distributor expects the vast majority of UK orders will be for V8 coupés, equipped with the optional, eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The Camaro coupé will be available in the UK from September, with the convertible arriving one month later. Orders are already being accepted, with approximately a three to four-month wait between order and delivery.