The freshly redesigned sixth-generation 2019 Chevrolet Camaro was unveiled today alongside the welcomed news of a 1LE track package for the 2.0-liter turbo engine. However, the refresh is far from simple, as Chevy looks to slow the sharp decline in muscle auto sales.
Inside, both the coupé and convertible get Chevrolet's next-generation seven-inch touchscreen Infotainment 3 system as standard, with smartphone mirroring functionalities.
Chevrolet's sixth-generation Camaro has just undergone a major mid-life update in the USA, where it will have to do battle with the also recently upgraded Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger. Driver available 20-inch wheels and several new exterior colors.
The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro is here with a new grille, new front and rear fascias and a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Across the 2019 Camaro lineup design highlights include new front-end styling with distinct differences between LS/LT, RS and SS, including the fascia, grille, LED dual-element headlamps and reshaped hood (ZL1 retains its airflow-optimized front-end styling). Chevrolet will begin sales of updated Camaro later this year. But, unlike what we often see with a mid-cycle refresh, there are plenty of functional changes, as well.
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Chevrolet boasts a near 50/50 weight distribution for the Turbo 1LE, and says its chassis tune comes from the "track-capable" V6 1LE. Highlights include the FE3 suspension with its larger diameter front and rear stabilizer bars, specifically tuned dampers, stiffer rear cradle bushings, and cross-axis ball joints in the rear tow links to enhance lateral stiffness.
Three laps around Las Vegas Motor Speedway's twisty road course was all it took for me to be instantly enamored with Chevy's new Camaro Turbo 1LE. It's meant to give the turbocharged package a more muscular, resonant exhaust note.
Inside, the Malibu RS will feature a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, black cloth seats and standard 8-in. The vehicle also gets new track mode with performance readouts and shift point lights.
The Camaro RS also gets some front end tweaks. Beyond the new transmission, the Camaro SS is now equipped with launch control and line lock as well.
And for those less inclined to pay attention to the traffic in front there's a new available Forward Collision Alert and to count how many Mustangs they passed a new available Rear Camera Mirror plus a new Enhanced Performance Data Recorder System. Also, the SS "Flowtie" badge moves from the upper grille to the middle of the bumper area, with a paint scheme that blends the upper and lower openings. However, the bow-tie brand did install a touchscreen infotainment system aptly called Infotainment 3.