Wednesday 26 October 2016
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Auto News: 2016 Camaro Ships, Macan GTS, F-150 Maze

Auto News: 2016 Camaro Ships, Macan GTS, F-150 Maze


The new 2016 Camaro is at long last being shipped to dealers this week and the first batches should arrive on dealer lots by mid-November.

The first wave of new Gen Six Camaros rolled off the line at GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly facility this week. The SS and LT coupe models with the 3.6L V-6 engine will be the first to hit the road. The Camaro Convertible and the 2.0L Turbo engine models will ship in early 2016.

“It is an exciting day for everyone involved in bringing the new Camaro from a concept to the assembly line,” says Mike Trevorrow, Lansing regional plant manager. “As the transporters head out to dealerships across the country, the hard work and pride of everyone at Lansing Grand River Assembly goes with them.”

Chevy says the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro offers higher levels of performance, technology and refinement starting at $26,695 for the Camaro 1LT and $37,295 for the 1SS.


If you’re looking for a Porsche Macan right in the middle of the S and the Turbo, Porsche will soon have you covered. Porsche is adding new 360-horsepower GTS edition.

Beneath the hood it features a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. It is based off the one in the S model, but gets 20 horses more with 360 horsepower and 369 lb-ft torque. The engine is paired to the Turbo models all-wheel-drive with seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission with Porsche’s Traction Management system that uses an electro-hydraulic multi-plate clutch to adjust the front axle for better traction.

The re-tuned air suspension includes Porsche Active Suspension Management that adjusts the ride height and damper stiffness as needed. This suspension can reduce the ride height to up to ⅓ an inch, 10-millimeters, to improve the center of gravity for sportier handling.

It arrives in the U.S. in Spring of 2016.


Spooky isn’t so much one Ohio family’s thing come Halloween. Instead for its annual fall corn maze it’s created one in the shape of a Ford F-150. The special maze is courtesy of Leaders Farms near Napoleon, Ohio. It took some serious GPS tech to cut it so precisely into the field and takes about an hour to walk through.

“We are a multi-generation Ford-driving family,” said Kristin Leaders of Leaders Farms. “My husband Brad was reading a magazine last winter and saw the new F-150 design and loved it. We thought it would really stand out as the feature of this year’s corn maze.”

The giant maze is expected to produce about 1,120 bushels of corn. After the maze is finished for the year, the corn will be harvested and fed to cattle raised on the property.

Photo Credit: Chevrolet