It looks like the Mustang will soon have some competition courtesy of Chevrolet Philippines.
After whetting the appetite of the motoring public with a preview of the Corvette late last year, The Covenant Car Company Inc (TCCCI), the official distributor of Chevy in the Philippines, announced that they will be launching something special at this year's Manila International Auto Show (MIAS).
On April 4, 2019, the bow-tie brand will officially be bringing back the Camaro. That's right, the two-door muscle car from Chevy is set to return to the Philippine market and will go head-to-head against the likes of the Ford Mustang.
Recently receiving an update back in mid-2018, the Philippine-bound Camaro will most likely feature a bolder-looking design. It now has a more aggressive front fascia courtesy of sleeker-looking LED headlights, a revised dual-port grill, and a sportier front bumper. Changes at the back are minimal but the Camaro does get a bigger set of taillights and new dual exhaust finishers.
As for what's inside, the Camaro gets a redesigned cabin that features a driver-centric cockpit. Large dials make their way onto the instrument panel while a new touchscreen infotainment system provides seamless integration with your smartphone and apps.
With Chevrolet Philippines yet to reveal final specifications of the all-new Camaro, we're not entirely sure as to what engines will be available for the muscle car. Across the Pacific, the Camaro is available with three engine choices; a 2.0-liter turbo with 279 PS and 400 Nm of torque, a 3.5-liter naturally-aspirated V6 pushing out 340 PS with 385 Nm of torque, and a 6.2-liter all-American V8 that cranks out 461 PS and a meaty 617 Nm of torque.
As far as transmissions are concerned, a choice between an eight-speed and ten-speed automatics could be offered on the Camaro. A six-speed manual may also be available for the Camaro since the Mustang can now be specified with one.
With the Ford Mustang's price ranging from Php 2.8 million to Php 3.6 million, the Camaro will most likely be in the same price range as well in order to give the Blue Oval a run for their money.