Chevrolet gives the Camaro a fresh face, better tech for 2019

Doris Richards
April 10, 2018

Chevrolet has unveiled reinvigorated 2019 Camaro lineup with updated designs, new available technologies and the first-ever Turbo 1LE.

The "Flow tie" badge helps flow extra air to the Camaro SS coupe's heat exchangers, to better manage the engine's heat.

Also, the 2019 Camaro separates itself from its LS/LT, RS and SS siblings with a new front-end design with new LED dual-element headlamps, a reshaped hood inspired by the ZL1, and redesigned fascia.

While the price is still a mystery, we did get to see the exterior upgrades that the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro will be getting when it arrives. There's new styling front and rear and the track-focused 1LE option has finally been made available with the Camaro's 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 base powertrain. The car's new fascia has been designed with multiple vents channelling the air to the engine.

The refreshed Cheverolet Camaro will hit United States dealerships later this year. But, unlike what we often see with a mid-cycle refresh, there are plenty of functional changes, as well.

- Chevy will also offer a 10-speed automatic transmission in Camaro with launch control and line-lock, while the six-speed manual is retained as well. 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. Chevrolet also claims a 0-100km/h time of 4.0 seconds, which is nearly a full second faster than the Mustang GT. Other standard upgrades included in the Turbo 1LE are the suede-wrapped flat-bottomed steering wheel and gear shift knob, and Recaro seats.

There is a choice between driver select mode, sport mode and new track mode.

The Camaro RS also gets some front end tweaks. The power is sent to the rear wheels via 6 speed manual gearbox and new 10 speed automatic gearbox with launch control, shift lights, performance instrument readouts and more.

Chevrolet has given the Camaro a mid-cycle update. A 7-inch touchscreen display comes standard, with an available 8-inch display for the mid-grade and high-level trims. The hood on the SS has also been reworked with heat extractors that are moved further toward the rear of the vehicle and appear to be similar to the 5.5-gen's. Optional safety tech, like the Rear Camera Mirror, is standard on the 2SS and ZL1 trimmed cars, which makes backing up far easier given the Camaro's limited outward visibility.

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