This isn’t the first time we hear the rumors about the revival of the iconic El Camino truck. Moreover, the speculations are so common that we almost forgot to check out whether there is anything new about the vehicle. However, today we got the information that holds the water. Yes, there is a strong possibility of seeing the 2018 Chevrolet El Camino and here is why:
2018 Chevrolet El Camino: Styling and Platform
Well, the main reason for the El Camino comeback is a revival of the complete segment. The Japanese car manufacturer Honda reopened the segment with their amazing Ridgeline, while Hyundai currently works on the all-new Santa Cruz. Both pickups are using the unibody bodywork, which can’t compare with regular body-on-frame chassis because of plenty of reason. However, there are some things that make the car-like trucks better from the regular working pickups. They are lighter which is pretty important for the fuel economy, plus truck’s handling and driving dynamics are always incomparably better.
A far as we think, Chevrolet is capable of building the 2018 El Camino pretty soon. Moreover, they already have all components of the unibody truck, which makes things a lot easier. Styling wise, the returnee might share most of the cues with the new generation Equinox, which is recently revealed. Not to mention that the popular compact crossover could be the donor of the platform and engines.
Engine and Technology
If that actually happens, the 2018 Chevrolet El Camino will likely skip the starting 1.5-liter engine from the Equinox. Instead, the pickup truck will use a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine that’s capable of delivering up to 252 horsepower. The gasoline unit will come paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, but don’t be surprised if the carmaker decides to add the base six-speed auto gearbox. There are no any official fuel economy figures at the moment, but bearing in mind that the new generation Equinox weights around 400 pounds less than the predecessor, we suppose that the new truck can’t have any heavy bones, so the efficiency figures must be good.
The all-new 2018 El Camino won’t lack luxury inside without any doubt. The pickup truck will share the cab with the new Equinox, meaning it’s going to have everything starting from a standard 7.0-inch infotainment system and 4G LTE wi-fi connection, which can be paired with both Apple iPhone and Android smartphone. Of course, the truck will be additionally embellished with some high-quality materials and leather treatment.
We are pretty sure that you are wondering right now for much it might cost the 2018 Chevrolet El Camino. Well, judging by the information we have, the price will start south from $30,000.