Rumor: Chevy Mulling Over Hybrid Camaro
Question: would you drive a Camaro if it got its power from a hybrid system? This was the subject of a survey question posted to the Camaro enthusiast forum, which according to the poster came from General Motors.
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The poll asked the respondent which of four engines (or none of the above) they would buy in a Camaro. Two of the engine options were hybrids.
Let’s be up front, here: this is in no way a guarantee of a hybrid Camaro. Driving (a Canadian automotive publication), asked Chevrolet about the survey, and a spokesperson replied, “We routinely survey our customers across all of our vehicles on potential future technologies or features, but that doesn’t mean we are going to institute them.”
It would make sense for Chevrolet to mull over a hybrid Camaro. On the one hand, fuel economy regulations are increasing in strength each year. On the other, Ford is likely to come out with a hybrid option for the Mustang soon.
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On another hand, the hybrid Camaro looks like it would be seriously fast. The poll describes two possible hybrid engines. First of these uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with a hybrid system to make 365 horsepower, 30 mpg combined, and a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds. The second uses a 6.2-liter V8 hybrid system to produce 545 horsepower and 24 mpg combined, with a 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds.
For reference, the current Camaro has a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder that makes 275 horsepower and 25 mpg combined. It also uses a 6.2-liter V8 that makes 455 horsepower and up to 20 mpg combined.
The survey also includes what appears to be the current 6.2-liter V8, as well as a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 310 horsepower. This latter one matches the turbo-four that the brand just introduced in the 2019 Silverado 1500.