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Chevrolet Surveying Camaro Owners About Hybrid Engines

Chevrolet Surveying Camaro Owners About Hybrid Engines

Ford may not be the only pony car maker working on a hybrid variant. Chevrolet is allegedly surveying Camaro owners on their appetite for a hybrid powertrain in future iterations of the sport coupe.

Current Camaro owners over on enthusiast forum Camaro6 were the first to report the survey, which asks participants which engine they would select in a Camaro. The question lists four engine options; none of which are currently offered in the sixth-generation Camaro.

The first possible option is actually an engine already in production within the GM product portfolio, it’s the new turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder found under the hood of the 2019 Silverado. An additional four-cylinder option is also listed as GM’s 2.0-liter with a hybrid powertrain attached to generate 365 horsepower.

Chevy offers two V-8 alternatives to select from as well. The first is the same 6.2-liter V-8 with 455 horsepower that’s already found under the car’s hood today. Those wanting something more are able to select the last option, which is the same 6.2-liter with a hybrid option. The theoretical powertrain offers 545 horsepower and 24 mpg.

Of course, each engine option outside of the turbo 2.7-liter come with a price tag. The turbo 2.0-liter hybrid is listed as an additional $4,000, as is the base V-8 option. The V-8 hybrid comes in as the most expensive choice at $8,000.

At this point it’s hard to say how serious GM is about slotting a hybrid engine into the Camaro. Automakers–specifically GM–routinely survey their customers to gauge interest in future options, which may or may not mean they ever wind up on the public roads.

Nonetheless, given the fact the 2020 Ford Mustang will offer a hybrid variant, it seems quite likely GM will want to play catch-up and offer their own hybridized Camaro in the near future.





 

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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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  1. Andrew_L
    If the Mustang is getting one why not the Camaro?
    Tone
    I'm intrigued by the four cylinder option -- 4.4 seconds to 60 mph AND 30 mpg. That's basically as quick as a Mustang GT (and only slightly slower than the current Camaro V8) with substantially better efficiency.
    CobaltSSKing
    Everything’s getting a hybrid and or plug in option going forward but I wouldn’t mind seeing how the 2.7 performs in the Aplha chassis.
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