Chevrolet has their roots tied deeply with the history and development of 21st-century automobiles. Similarly, the El Camino is a coupe/utility pickup that enjoyed a gala time during the mid-60s because of its unique approach. Now, the American automakers are looking forward to resurrecting this quirky model as 2018 Chevrolet El Camino. If this is to be true, then its respective segment is going to transcend to a whole new level of competition.
Speculations on the engine
Amidst several reputed engines of Chevrolet, new El Camino will probably arrive with the iconic 6.2L V8 along with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Net outputs might go out as 422 HP at 5,300 RPM and 410 lb-ft at 4,600 RPM. This engine will integrate VVT (variable valve timing) and cylinder deactivation to keep fuel economy in check. The EPA figures might stay close to 22 mpg in city, 25 mpg on highways and 23 mpg on a combined scale.
Recent reports hold that Chevrolet is set to lay more focus towards pickup-like capabilities of this upcoming Chevy El Camino. On these lines, expect maximum towing capacity to measure at 5,200 pounds.
2018 Chevrolet El Camino – Exterior design
Outer design is where the new Chevrolet El Camino should come in the spotlight. Just like the last model, this new one is supposed to be a portmanteau of a pickup truck and a luxury coupe.
New rendered images have come up which hints that modern exterior design cues will contribute to a significant cosmetic makeover. The overall body is getting a muscular profile which will be most characterized by flared wheel arches. Up front, the headlights and grille will inherit the iconic look while featuring some new add-ons. Machined alloy wheels are supposed to range in the size options of 18 and 21-inches.
Rearwards, the cargo bed-like section is supposed to improve in space and utility. This cargo bed-like cabin will even feature monitoring system and power tailgate for the driver’s convenience. Additional exterior accessories will include chrome bed liners, steel wheel locks, chrome handlebars, bumper protector and auto-dimming mirrors. Likewise, exterior color options will range as Graphite Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Black and Forest Green.
Interior and Safety
The interior cabin of 2018 Chevrolet El Camino is also expected to wear modern design cues which would include the use of chrome trims and soft-touch materials. Overall, the in-cabin will deviate from being truck-centric and will instead come as a luxury coupe. Experts predict that this new Chevy El Camino will feature an 8.0-inch MyLInk® infotainment display with sync to Bose® surround-sound audio system.
This information center is also supposed to integrate navigation and HD satellite radio. Also, the driver’s gauge cluster will comprise of 2 analog meters and a TFT info display.
Also, this new truck will come with a host of modern safety features like Vehicle Stability Control, Auto-leveling Suspension, Blind Spot Detection, Tire Pressure Monitoring, Forward Collision Prevention, Multi-stage Airbags and Parking Assist (with rear-view camera).
Pricing and Availability
2018 Chevrolet El Camino is expected to come with a maximum price of $35,000 approximately. Dealerships should get this new-gen El Camino by the first half of 2018.