It seems that a lot of old names are getting a chance at a second life. There were a lot of rumors and speculations that the legendary Chevrolet El Camino is coming back. This would be a true blast from the past and a lot of people are feeling nostalgic about this one. Unfortunately, this is all there is to it, rumors and speculations. There is no official announcement from Chevy about the possible reintroduction of the famous pickup. However, there is still hope even though no official statements were made.
Recently we saw Hyundai launch their Santa Cruz pickup. This small size truck has a lot of semblance to the famous El Camino. So if we put two and two together we can conclude that Santa Cruz is a success, which could mean second life for El Camino. If that type of pickup is making a profit there is actually good reason to start production, other than pure nostalgia. After all, Chevy is a company and they have to pay attention to profit. Let’s take a look at what the new El Camino could look like.
The new and redesigned El Camino should have an updated cabin. Probably something they will borrow from their Chevy cousins. This is a good thing as Chevy does pay a lot of attention to building quality interiors. For a true specialist and unquestionably devoted followers, the new GM pickup is a trick question. The interior of the brand-new Chevy El Camino is anticipated to resemble earlier versions. And because of the new infotainment system, the design should adhere to the original design, making it even more beautiful.
We may anticipate several high-quality features and attractive materials given the vehicle’s close resemblance to the Camaro. There will be two seats and a roomy cabin inside made of natural materials. The cabin will undoubtedly be special and furnished with cutting-edge equipment. The one-row cockpit will be roomy and, thanks to folding capabilities, can be converted into a single bed. Although the color can be chosen, there won’t be any leather materials in the usual package. Only the handles feature chrome accents, and an LCD touchscreen with WiFi will be found on the dashboard.
Chevrolet El Camino Exterior Redesign
The redesigned Chevy El Camino has been anticipated to resemble the Silverado pickup before its debut. The two-door vehicle with fresh increased cargo room will be the final cosmetic makeover. Although it is difficult to imagine that this combination may work well together, detractors contend that it does. With its bigger double-spoke tires, this vehicle is thought to be a utility truck. This type will draw in a lot of new customers when coupled with a large, hefty, black grille. Even if the lighting system is better installed within the cabin, LED technology is still present.
Engine and Specs (Chevrolet El Camino SS)
Obviously, the engine will have to be a new model. The previous El Camino has an obsolete powertrain and Chevy should look towards the future. Starting off, there are a number of reasons why claims of a 6.0-liter V8 generating more than 300 hp are incorrect. Instead, it is almost evident that the fresh 2022 Chevy El Camino SS and the Camaro will have the same engine. This tried-and-true 3.6-liter V6 engine, which produces 370 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, could power regular El Caminos.
The El Camino SS model might be powered by the larger 6.2-liter V8 engine. It produces 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. Another possibility for the future pickup truck and its base model is a 2.7-liter turbo-four displacement. 350 pound-feet of torque and 310 horsepower are both produced by this engine. Chevrolet will offer either a six-speed or an eight-speed automatic transmission as options.
The exact fuel expenditure for the hypothetical El Camino is unknown. There is a need for actual tests to be conducted in order to get some concrete numbers. But we can conclude it will be above 20mpg considering the not-so-big size of the pickup.
Chevrolet El Camino Price and release date
The possible coming of the El Camino is not scheduled yet. There still isn’t any confirmation about the actual pickup. But we doubt it will be before the end of 2023. As far as the price goes, the pickup should land somewhere in the range of $30000. Some smaller-size pickups are in this range and it seems to be working for them. We will have to keep an ear out for more details about the legendary pickup.