By on May 22, 2015

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

Just after the 2016 Camaro was introduced at Belle Isle last weekend, General Motors upped incentives on the current generation car.

The best part? The General has placed the highest incentive amount directly on the hood scoop of the 2015 Camaro Z/28.

According to CarsDirect, General Motors has combined two incentive offers: a $1,000 rebate that applies to all Camaros and an additional $1,000 specifically for Z/28. If you are leasing a non-GM vehicle, an additional $500 can be applied.

The car shopping website says the rebate might be due to the Z/28’s availability – currently there are more units in the wild than its supercharged brother, the ZL1 – and limited appeal due to being a manual-only affair with few creature comforts.

While Camaro has typically outsold Ford Mustang since 2010, this year the bowtied offering is struggling to keep up with the blue oval pony car.

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35 Comments on “GM Putting $2,000 on Hood of 2015 Camaro Z/28...”


  • avatar

    Makes sense. It’s a balancing act to generate enough interest for the new version of a car, while making the outgoing model alluring enough on a price basis that the company doesn’t have a bunch of leftover old-model units when the new one drops. Rebates and attractive lease rates on the outgoing version, as we’ve seen with the earlier Honda Pilot article, are the main ways to do this.

    I’m pleased with what I’ve seen and heard of the new Camaro. I know from personal time with them that the newest Mustang EcoBoost and GT are excellent machines that I’d be happy to own, and that looks to be the case for the new Camaro as well. They’re both great cars, and you’re not a loser if you pick either one. Ditto for the Challenger with its revamped and thoroughly-modern interior and exterior. This truly is a golden age for affordable performance, and we should enjoy it, because it could be the last one for a long time.

    • 0 avatar
      360joules

      Only $2000 on the hood when pics of the next gen are already out? Not a GM fanboy & I know the General can do a lot of hidden incentives, but that seems about right for a sportscar with a new design on the horizon.

  • avatar

    You know those extra bills are going to make it even more difficult to see out of…

  • avatar

    I’ve never been interested in the Camaro. Don’t like the shape or interior.

    Put a SUPERCHARGED V8 in it instead of the $2000.

    • 0 avatar
      bball40dtw

      http://www.chevrolet.com/camaro-zl1-muscle-car/specs/trims.htm

      • 0 avatar

        page not found.

        • 0 avatar
          bball40dtw

          Chevy sells a superchaged Camaro. It’s called the ZL1.

          Maybe this link works:

          http://www.leftlanenews.com/new-car-buying/chevrolet/camaro-zl1/

          • 0 avatar
            bball40dtw

            Or I could just quote the article:

            “The car shopping website says the rebate might be due to the Z/28’s availability – currently there are more units in the wild than its supercharged brother, the ZL1 – and limited appeal due to being a manual-only affair with few creature comforts.”

          • 0 avatar
            FreedMike

            Yeah, but it’s not a HELLCAT.

            Of course, that means you might actually be able to purchase one and drive it, versus bribing the Dodge dealer and sitting on a waiting list only slightly shorter than the one for a blood marrow transplant.

          • 0 avatar
            bball40dtw

            The ZL1 is probably better.

            I’ve not driven a Hellcat Charger or Challenger, so I cannot be the arbitrator.

            I have driven the ZL1 and GT500 though. Both are fantastic.

          • 0 avatar
            danio3834

            I can see BTSR’s point here. The most expensive Camaro only gets the second most powerful engine. That might be a put off to some. I understand that’s not the point of the Z/28 excercise, but let’s be honest, buyers of these types of cars want to do some serious d1ck waving.

          • 0 avatar
            bball40dtw

            The Z28 is faster around the track than the ZL1, right?

            I would compare the ZL1/Z28 to the GT500/Boss, but the Boss was cheaper than the GT500.

    • 0 avatar
      TMA1

      The supercharged ZL1 is almost $20,000 less than the Z/28. And it comes with an automatic.

  • avatar
    LeMansteve

    $2k on the hood of a $75k car isn’t much, but it’s something.

    Also, I don’t understand the sales proposition here. The Z/28 is advertised as the track-focused Camaro. How is Chevy differentiating the Z/28 when it is several thousand more than a well-equipped ‘Vette and within spitting distance of the significantly more extreme 650hp Z06?

    • 0 avatar
      bumpy ii

      Is this the one with LS7 in it? I don’t care enough to look it up.

    • 0 avatar
      hubcap

      The car differentiates itself. Some will want a Camaro, others a Vette. They’re different driving experiences. Choice is a good.

    • 0 avatar
      DenverMike

      The Corvette is a totally different state of mind, lifestyle and not appealing to the general pop, regardless of price. But $5,000 usually finds it’s way to the hood of any previous year’s Corvettes, gathering dust and cob webs on showrooms.

      But there’s just something alluring about owning the super Hot Rod edition of a common pony car. I can’t really explain it, but ’69 Hemi ‘Cuda conv in Plum Crazy.

    • 0 avatar
      akatsuki

      Maybe the additional size of the Camaro means it can finish a lap without heat soak? /s

      Typical GM unable to maintain product differentiation.

  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    Hurry and get this one before all you can buy is the downsized terlet version.

    • 0 avatar
      TMA1

      Terlet? Now I know you’re from SE Ohio.

      • 0 avatar
        bball40dtw

        Does a terlet have something to do with Cincinnati Chili?

        • 0 avatar
          CoreyDL

          The terlet is where you go after eating it, sort of like White Castle.

          I find Cincinnati chili all relatively low quality. I prefer Gold Star to Skyline (which is heresy here). I used to live near Pleasant Ridge Chili, which is a one-off, and it was somewhere in between those two big ones, and I liked it as well. I live about 10 minutes from Blue Ash Chili, and have never had.

          • 0 avatar
            bball40dtw

            I can’t say I’ve ever had it. Well besides, while in college, putting leftover chili I made onto spaghetti noodles. Gotta stretch that food budget.

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            Well 1) you’re not missing much and 2) that’s a good idea with chili.

            If you’re ever down here, you should just try it because you gain instant relativity points with anyone from the Tri-State area (past or present resident) whom you come in contact with for the rest of your life.

            I called my coffee maker manufacturer (Bona Vita) when my unit broke shortly after purchase, and the friendly rep lady in Denver or wherever was from Cincinnati before. And she talked to me all about Skyline while she processed my replacement. It makes people in a very friendly and happy mood, it’s odd.

            And I just learned they’re in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky – and like 5 in Florida.

          • 0 avatar
            bball40dtw

            I saw Skyline when I was often in Columbus for work. Now I’m usually in Memphis or Tampa/St Pete.

            I’ll be going to some basketball games in Lexington next year, so I’ll have to stop when I drive through. However, I think you guys have Chik-fil-a, sooooooo, probably not.

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            Well if you’re determined, there’s one Skyline west of Tampa in Palm Harbor, idk how long it takes to get places down there ha.

            We do have the Chik – and I have never had it in my life.

          • 0 avatar
            bball40dtw

            Pssshh

            I have no idea either. In Memphis this week, I didn’t even rent a car. I tend to take Uber places and stay at hotels that are almost on site. Someone that works at the local facility will always want to drive me to their favorite resturant. Plus, my corporate card pays.

          • 0 avatar
            VenomV12

            I used to live in Cincinnati a long time ago for a few years and when I lived there I thought Skyline was crap. I generally don’t care for chili but Skyline was bland even for me. One of the few times I actually ate it, Jerry Springer was actually there. Even Montgomery Inn is good, but not great like it is all hyped up to be.

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            Wow so you were here late 70’s eh. I think that was kinda a dark time in the city’s history. What with Newport being so dangerous and all, and Jerry a scandalous mayor.

      • 0 avatar
        CoreyDL

        SW!

  • avatar
    Spartan

    I know they were trying to save weight, but seriously, how much more would projector headlamps would have weighed? Even if they didn’t go with HIDs, they still could have used projector headlamps. Those reflectors just kill what would otherwise be a fine front end.

  • avatar
    VenomV12

    $2,000 is worthless, wipe your @$$ money in this price range, hardly an incentive.

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