With the current situation on the market, which is overflowed with all kinds of vehicle types, it’s really hard to stand out. Some manufacturers already started bringing back legendary nameplates from the past. However, they usually don’t have too much in common. The new Chevy Blazer is a perfect example, so GM now wants to make things right and genuinely recreate one of its legendary models from the past, rumors say. According to the latest reports, that would be the new 2022 Chevrolet el Camino.
At this point, we don’t know too much about this. Simply, the officials are still quiet and most experts actually doubt this could happen in the near future at all. However, we will try to give you some suggestions about how the new 2022 Chevrolet el Camino would like. Of course, all the upcoming is based on rumors and our imagination, so stay reserved.
2022 Chevrolet el Camino Redesign
As we already mentioned, many believe that bringing back this nameplate would also mean the recreation of the original design. Older generations remember this legend and its coupe/ute layout pretty well, so they know what to expect from the possible comeback. On the other side, younger generations should know that this model has always been in a tight connection with muscle cars. This leads us to the conclusion that the 2022 Chevrolet el Camino would have a lot in common with the current generation Camaro.
This particularly refers to the mechanical aspect. So, we would expect to see the new coupe/ute riding on a familiar GM Alpha platform, the same one that underprints the famous pony, as well as a plethora of Cadillac models. Of course, we are talking about a typical FR layout, while the suspension setup shouldn’t be significantly different.
In terms of the exterior design, we presume that the 2022 Chevrolet el Camino could come slightly stretched. The current Camaro measures less than 111 inches in wheelbase. In the past, all el Caminos were significantly longer. Some even suggest Chevy could put two rows of seats inside the cabin.
We are not sure about this, because it would negatively affect the model’s legendary coupe/ute line in terms of aesthetics. We would always choose a single cab layout, despite all the drawbacks. Simply, that’s what el Camino is. When it comes to the design language, some rendering photos have appeared and they shot the front face heavily inspired by the current-generation Chevy Silverado. This makes sense and actually looks surprisingly good. Still, we wouldn’t exclude the possibility to see a sportier, Camaro-inspired face either.
On the inside, the 2022 Chevrolet el Camino should show its tight relationship with Camaro. We would probably see the same dashboard design, which looks nice and doesn’t utilize too many fancy materials. That is great, in terms of keep production costs down, considering that this model has to remain affordable and approachable to a wide range of buyers.
We already mentioned the rumors about the double cab layout but we would rather love to see the original layout, which includes a small, single-row cabin, slotted between a long hood and even longer cargo bed. More details should come in the future.
2022 Chevrolet el Camino Engine
This aspect shouldn’t bring any particular surprises. So, count on the same units you can find in Camaro. Base models would probably come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
A V6 option should be there as well, considering the benefits in terms of drive smoothness. Of course, we are talking about a well-known 3.6-liter unit, which puts out around 335 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, we count on a hi-performance version, which would feature a 6.2-liter V8 engine, with a max output of around 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. A supercharged version of the engine doesn’t sound likely in our ears but won’t exclude this possibility either.
All engines should be offered with both automatic and manual gearboxes.
2022 Chevrolet el Camino Release Date and Price
Despite the rumors, the 2022 Chevrolet el Camino is still a rumor, so we doubt it will be ready for the next year. If it arrives one day, we presume that base models would go under 30.000 dollars.