Four-cylinder Camaro is an uncertain bet for GM - 6th Gen Camaro Forum
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Four-cylinder Camaro is an uncertain bet for GM

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For the first time in three decades, the Chevrolet Camaro gets a four-cylinder engine. General Motors officials have no idea how the four-banger will sell.
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well then they're stupid. Because I've seen more Ecoboost Mustangs then GT's so far. BMW has a 4 pot in the base 4 series now. Granted GM's uncertainty may come from the BRUTAL nature of their EcoTec engines... so we'll see. Ford at least put in heavy wrench time on Ecoboost before putting it in the soul of the company, Mustang...
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This is not a concern. Mustang EcoBoosts are selling quite well. People obviously don't have an aversion. In the global market it will be bought and it is proving to be popular domestically as well.
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This is not a concern. Mustang EcoBoosts are selling quite well. People obviously don't have an aversion. In the global market it will be bought and it is proving to be popular domestically as well.
Global market? Lol. The Camaro has no significant market presence outside of the US and Canada. And I know plenty of people who will scoff at a four-cylinder Camaro. Nuthin' like a thunderous American V8
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Global market? Lol. The Camaro has no significant market presence outside of the US and Canada. And I know plenty of people who will scoff at a four-cylinder Camaro. Nuthin' like a thunderous American V8
ok so don't buy one... the 4 pots weren't built for people who want V8's they're for people who don't really know what they want, now Camaro delivers a price point and MPG to make it viable for people who maybe were ending up in Accord coupes or something similar.

As for global markets the Camaro plays in Europe like the Corvette does. Ford had no global presence with the mustang yet that didn't stop them from sending it to the rest of te world.

The 4 pot will make it a FAR more attractive option in europe now that it does away with most of the crippling tax...
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As for global markets the Camaro plays in Europe like the Corvette does. Ford had no global presence with the mustang yet that didn't stop them from sending it to the rest of te world.

We're talking less than like a thousand sales per year. That's nothing. That's not playing in the global market.


Camaros over there are a niche product imported by private importers. Chevy itself doesn't sell them.
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We're talking less than like a thousand sales per year. That's nothing. That's not playing in the global market.


Camaros over there are a niche product imported by private importers. Chevy itself doesn't sell them.
I was speaking of the Mustang going global, and evidence shows that it is selling with a 4 cylinder engine. I'm just saying that the camaro is quite comparable, and I wouldn't expect to do much better or worse than the Mustang simply because of its 4 cylinder engine, controlling for other variables.
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Surprised Camaro didn`t follow in Fords foot steps and also expand the number of markets they in, or at least not yet.
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I was speaking of the Mustang going global, and evidence shows that it is selling with a 4 cylinder engine. I'm just saying that the camaro is quite comparable, and I wouldn't expect to do much better or worse than the Mustang simply because of its 4 cylinder engine, controlling for other variables.
The fact remains that the Camaro is primarily a North American market product, which has not yet fully embraced four-cylinder pony cars. We'll see if GM's conservatism on this is warranted.
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The fact remains that the Camaro is primarily a North American market product, which has not yet fully embraced four-cylinder pony cars. We'll see if GM's conservatism on this is warranted.
Ah, unfortunately we disagree once again. The Ecoboost mustang is CLEANING up for Ford. Mustang sales are up 116% in SoCal, North Americas largest sports car market AND the 2.3L 4 Cylinder is the best selling engine...

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The second statistic is rather impressive given the fact that the EcoBoost motor is an extra-cost option for the all-new sixth-generation pony, and also considering the fact that the turbo-charged motor is a new option that hasnít been available for 50 years. All in all, both stats show that consumers are responding positively to the new boosted four-banger in the iconic pony car despite its relatively new nature.
http://motrolix.com/2015/06/ford-mus...engine-choice/

Like I said above, the 4 cylinder isn't for dyed in the wool muscle heads. Its for people who want something more distinct then a Scion and less expensive then German...

The Mustang is already being talked about as a rival to the 4 series in Europe, Camaro has the same opportunity...
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