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The Chevrolet Camaro is one of such automobiles that is loved by many around the world. It’s manufactured by the American automobile company Chevrolet. It has some of its versions classified as a muscle car while others as a pony car. It was put on sale for the 1967 model year on Sept. 26, 1966, with a targeted design to compete with the Ford Mustang as of then. The Pontiac Firebird that was introduced for the year 1967 was one major automobile that the Camaro shared its platform and also major components with. The production of the Camaro was initially halted in the year 2002, but it already had four different generations produced before then. And then production started again on 16th, of March 2009 with the nameplate revived on a concept car that developed gradually into the 5th generation Camaro.
1. Chevrolet Camaro models
The Camaro has different models that had been rolled out over the years. All these models are classified based on generations which ranged from the first generation all the way up to the sixth generation which is the latest models. Naijauto.com finds some of these Chevrolet models impressive and fascinating. As a matter of fact, let’s briefly tell you more about these Camaro models and generations.
1.1. First generation Camaro
This first-generation Chevrolet Camaro debuted for the year 1967 model in Sept. 1966. It was rolled out on a GM F-body platform rear-wheel drive and was released as a convertible or 2-door coupe with many choices of power plants from the 3.8 liters (230 cu ), 4.1 liters (250 cu) inline-six all the way up to a 6.5 liters (396 cu ) V8. This first-generation Camaro lasted long till the 1969 model year and yet it was still the main inspiration of the design of the new retro-style 5th generation Camaro.
The first-generation Chevrolet Camaro was debuted in Sept. 1966
The compact sporty car - Corvair was noticed by the executives at Chevrolet to be declining in sales due to its implemented design of a rear-engine and would not generate the kind of sales volume of the Ford Mustang at that time. So, they touted the Camaro stressing that it had the same front-engine configuration and rear-drive which were conventional to the Chevy 2 Nova and Ford Mustang.
1.2. Second generation Camaro
The second-generation Chevrolet Camaro was introduced in Feb. 1970 and was produced all through the models of the year 1981. Although it had some changes in its cosmetics which were made to it in the year 1974 and the year 1978 models respectively which made the automobile possess a new look and style from heavy restyling works that now made it wider and larger. Although it was still based on the General Motors F-body platform.
The second-generation Camaro had some cosmetic changes in the 1974 and 1978 model years
This second-generation Camaro had much similarity to its forerunner with its unibody structure, a front suspension (A-arm), front subframe, leaf springs that helps it manage the solid axle at the rear of the car. The Z28 (1981 and 1980) models came with a hood scoop for air induction. This feature had a door for an intake and when under a full throttle, this door would be opened in these models.
1.3. Third generation Camaro
Third-generation Chevrolet Camaro was rolled out from the year 1981 to 1992 (for the 1982 models). They were the 1st Camaros to feature fuel injection of modern standard, 5-speed manual transmission, Turbo Hydra-Matic (700R4) 4-speed automatic transmission, a proper OHV four-cylinder engine, hatchback bodies and 15- or 15-inch wheels. These cars were when compared to the second-generation Camaros where lighter by almost 227 kilograms (500 pounds).
The third generation Camaro vehicles were lighter than the second-generation with about 500 pounds
Starting with the 1986 model year of the third-generation Camaros, a stop lamp that is mounted center high (CHMSL) was stated as a requirement in the regulations of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The center upper area's exterior part of the glass at the Camaros’ back hatch was where the new brake light had to be located for the 1986 model. Also, all the base models of the Camaro at that time now came featuring an OHV V6 2.8L engine as the 2.5 L iron Duke pushrod four-cylinder engine had been dropped.
1.4. Fourth generation Camaro
In the year 1993, the 4th-generation Chevrolet Camaro was debuted on an updated form of the GM F-body platform which looks all new and stylish. It retained all the characteristics that a typical Camaro possesses since the first-generation in design, components and engine types. In 1992, the Corvette had a small block V8 (LT1) 350 MPFI engine introduced which was now the Z28 Camaro standard.
The fourth-generation of the Chevrolet Camaro debuted in the year 1993 on an updated GM F-body platform
The year 1997 model of the Camaro featured a revised car interior, and subsequently, the year 1998 models all included various exterior changes in terms of styling. They also had a change to the General Motor’s aluminum block LS1 which was initially implemented in the C5 Corvette model. The Camaro 1998-2002 SS versions received many improvements over the Z28 models and some of the improved features include; different gearing ratios (for speed), arc-shaped rear wing (for downforce), slightly revised suspension, bigger wheels, and a slightly improved intake and exhaust systems.
1.5. Fifth generation Camaro
For the fifth-generation and 2010 model year of the Chevrolet Camaro, a complete redesign was given to them and a new look altogether. On August 10, 2006, the production of the 5th-generation Camaro was approved based on 2006 Camaro concept and the 2007 Camaro convertible concept as well. The export version (except the Japanese version) of the Camaro has introduced on November 2011 after a 2-year long delay already. This delay was as a result of the unplanned-for domestic demand the model had.
At the 2010 World Car of the Year Awards, the Camaro was named the World Car Design of the Year
This export versions had some changes that helped it complies with the ECE regulations as well as some other interesting features like; a rear bumper (with no reverse light inserts), larger external rear view mirrors that had integrated side turn signal repeaters, and different tail lamps which had amber turn signal lamps and integrated reverse. A 6.2 L LSA supercharged V8 engine was actually included in the 2012 ZL1 and this very engine initially first featured in the Cadillac CTS-V for its 2009 model year car.
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1.6. Sixth generation Camaro
On the 16th of May 2015, at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, the Chevrolet Camaro sixth-generation was introduced. In late 2015, at the Lansing Grand River Assembly in Michigan, United States – The sales of these sixth-generation Camaros began and they were offered in SS and LT models which were all built on the GM Alpha platform. The Cadillac ATS currently uses this GM Alpha platform. Weighing 91 Kilograms (200 pounds) less than its predecessor, the 2016 Camaro became another achievement for the Chevrolet brand. Another interesting thing to note about the sixth-generation model of the Camaro is its uniqueness when it comes to its architectural components. Over a 70% of this sixth-generation Camaros do not share with any other General Motor products their architectural components. This is fascinating and makes the model special to especially it’s hardcore fans.
The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro has been in production even till date.
The 2016 Camaro was named “Car of the Year” by Motor Trend
2. Chevy Camaro Price
Anyone arguing that the Chevrolet Camaro is not one of the most affordable cars out there is probably right. But this might not be true in another view because people have different pocket sizes and no one can actually use a particular car model’s price to judge the affordability for the entire model lines and versions which will definitely vary in prices.
"How much is a Chevrolet Camaro?" This is arguably the most common question that lots of potential buyers ask all the time. This is why Naijauto has prepared an exclusive updated price list of different Chevrolet models and their prices across the country and further below we will be listing them out in tables for you.
But before then, you should be aware that the Camaro is one of the top cars in the automobile market and as such is never really meant to be an extremely cheap car model. Although, when you get to see some of the prices of the used ones available in Nigeria, you might be surprised how cheap it actually is compared to the over-hyped prices you must have been seeing on social media and other inauthentic sources.
3. Price of Brand new Chevrolet Camaro in Nigeria
Below we have listed different price ranges that you will find New, Tokunbo and Nigerian used Chevrolet Camaro. Please note that the price ranges listed below can change with the ever-changing Nigerian automobile market. But these are the best prices you can expect to get this car model at this time in the local market.
In the table below, you will find the most reliable price range you can expect to get a brand-new Camaro in Nigeria:
|Brand new Chevrolet Camaro price list|
|Brand new Chevrolet Camaro 2014 price||Starting from ₦17 million|
|Brand new Chevrolet Camaro 2015 price||Starting from ₦17 million|
|Brand new Chevrolet Camaro 2016 price||Starting from ₦20 million|
|Brand new Chevrolet Camaro 2017 price||Starting from ₦20 million|
|Brand new Chevrolet Camaro 2018 price||Starting from ₦20 million|
|Brand new Chevrolet Camaro 2019 price||To be updating...|
4. Price of Tokunbo Chevrolet Camaro
Check out the table below for the current price range that foreign used (Tokunbo) Camaro price is sold in Nigeria:
|Foreign used Chevrolet Camaro price list|
|Model||Price in Nigerian Naira|
|Tokunbo Chevrolet Camaro 2010 price||₦6 million – ₦12 million|
|Tokunbo Chevrolet Camaro 2011 price||₦6 million – ₦12 million|
|Tokunbo Chevrolet Camaro 2012 price||₦6.5 million – ₦14 million|
|Tokunbo Chevrolet Camaro 2013 price||₦6.5 million – ₦14 million|
|Tokunbo Chevrolet Camaro 2014 price||₦9 million – ₦16 million|
|Tokunbo Chevrolet Camaro 2015 price||₦9 million – ₦16 million|
|Tokunbo Chevrolet Camaro 2016 price||₦17 million – ₦20 million|
|Tokunbo Chevrolet Camaro 2017 price||₦17 million – ₦20 million|
|Tokunbo Chevrolet Camaro 2018 price||₦17 million – ₦20 million|
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5. Price of Nigerian used Chevrolet Camaro
If you are on a low budget but still have much interest in this car, we found out that the current best way to easily acquire a Chevrolet Camaro is to just go for a clean locally used one. See the price range below and you should expect to get one below:
|Locally used Chevrolet Camaro price list|
|Model||Price in Nigerian Naira|
|Nigeria used Chevrolet Camaro 2010 price||₦3.8 million – ₦8.5 million|
|Nigeria used Chevrolet Camaro 2011 price||₦3.8 million – ₦8.5 million|
|Nigeria used Chevrolet Camaro 2012 price||₦3.8 million – ₦8.5 million|
|Nigeria used Chevrolet Camaro 2013 price||₦5 million – ₦12 million|
|Nigeria used Chevrolet Camaro 2014 price||₦5 million – ₦12 million|
|Nigeria used Chevrolet Camaro 2015 price||₦8 million – ₦17 million|
|Nigeria used Chevrolet Camaro 2016 price||₦8 million – ₦17 million|
|Nigeria used Chevrolet Camaro 2017 price||₦8.5 million – ₦20 million|
|Nigeria used Chevrolet Camaro 2018 price||₦8.5 million – ₦20 million|
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6. Chevrolet Camaro in Nigeria
Chevrolet is one of such brands that you might not regularly find on common streets, but this doesn’t mean it is not loved and admired by many. As a matter of fact, lots of Nigerian politicians and celebrities own at least one or more Chevrolet car in their collections. And the Camaro is one of the Chevrolet cars that we have noticed that many Nigerians prefer the most.
7. Nigerian Celebrities who own a Chevrolet Camaro
Sometimes around the year 2015, lots of Nigerian musicians and celebrities had so much going on with the Camaro car. Let’s take a quick recap of some of the most notable ones.
First was Davido (Artiste) aka “OBO” who had a fifth-generation 2013 Chevrolet Camaro worth N17m in his collection back then, which was even crashed the same year he got it and just after a short while he got a new Mercedes-Benz car to replace it.
The second was Jahbless (Artiste) who acquired a customized Camaro ZL1 worth over N9m back then. The car raised a lot of buzz on the social media back then but no one could really say precisely how much he got his own Camaro as of that time. So, until now the actual worth remained unknown.
The third was A.Y’s younger brother, Yomi Casual (fashion designer) who owned a 2012 Camaro valued at N5.2m back then with an eye-catching customized plate number tagged “TAILOR” which depicted his profession. He seemed to have been the first celebrity to start that trend of customizing their private car’s plate number with a tag that depicts their profession. It was after him that lots of other celebrities started adopting the style. He’s definitely a man of style.
The fourth was Jim Iyke (Movie Star) who was spotted different times with his 2013 Chevrolet Camaro with a plate number tagged “UNTAMED”.
Fifth notable celebrity was Sean Tizzle (Artiste) who got himself a Camaro RS model back then in the year 2013.
A Lot of other Nigerian celebrities have also been spotted many times with the Camaro at occasions.
The Yomi Casual’s 2012 Chevrolet Camaro was admired everywhere he went with it
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8. Our Conclusion
With all the information and resources, we have provided above, we believe by now you should have a good idea of Chevrolet Camaro price in Nigeria. And if you actually read this article from the beginning, you should by now also have good knowledge as regards the Camaro model itself from its first debut, design evolution and all its story till date. Don’t get confused when you hear or see Chevy Camaro or just about any other Chevrolet cars referred to as Chevy model. The “Chevy” is just an informal or slang kind of way to call Chevrolet. So, the Chevy Camaro also means Chevrolet Camaro.
Naijauto believes that the Camaro is such a nice car that is more of a master in its own league. Apart from even its not so popular adoption and usage in the car racing world, it’s a car model that is compact, sporty, fashionable and overall impressive in performance as well. The Camaro has so much uniqueness that one cannot just compare it directly with many other car models from popular brands. It’s just simple and sweet as it is and it’s just loved by celebrities, politicians, and many other high-taste Nigerians.
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