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You Won’t Believe How Much the Four-Cylinder Camaro Costs in China [Photos]

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The four-cylinder Camaro will cost approximately $58,125 in US currency every time it’s sold in China

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro RS can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 5.9 seconds
Photo: © General Motors

The General Motors Company has a plan to introduce either 20 all-new or significantly updated models in the People’s Republic of China by 2020, but nobody said those cars were going to come cheap.

Dare To Compare: See how the Chinese Camaro stacks up against the US version

Take for instance the sixth-generation Camaro 1LT equipped with the available eight-speed automatic transmission and optional RS pack; even with those upgrades, the Camaro 1LT is sold for less than $30,000 in the United States. However, the same cannot be said for the very similar Camaro RS model that Chevy recently launched in China, as that model will carry a starting MSRP of RMB 399,900, which translates to approximately $58,125 in US currency.

For that price, Chinese consumers will get the four-cylinder Camaro that can zip from 0 to 62 mph in 5.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 149 mph. That 2.0T SIDI engine was also included on the Ward’s 10 Best Engines list, but for roughly the same price, you can get the high-performance Camaro ZL1 with the supercharged V8 in the states.

Sadly though, Chinese consumers will not have the option of upgrading to the V6 or V8, making the turbo-four the only engine available with the Camaro in China. To go along with that turbocharged motor, the Camaro RS also comes with a Brembo front-wheel brake system and Goodyear all-season fun-flat tires.

Some other noteworthy equipment that comes with the Camaro RS includes 20-inch wheels, LED taillights, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Alert, a Bose audio system, Chevrolet MyLink, Apple CarPlay compatibility, an eight-inch color touchscreen, and 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi.

Even with all of that equipment, the Camaro RS still costs significantly less than Mustang GT that Ford sells in China. It might not seem like a fair comparison since the Mustang GT comes with a powerful V8, but Ford still charges more than $100,000 for its pony car in China, which makes the Camaro RS seem like a relative bargain.

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The four-cylinder Camaro will cost approximately $58,125 in US currency every time it’s sold in China

Would you pay almost $60,000 for the Camaro RS if you lived in China?
Photo: © General Motors