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Chevy Gives 2019 Camaro A Huge Makeover - Do You Like It?

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Zane Merva

Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com

4/9/18

 

Say hello to the refreshed 2019 Chevrolet Camaro. Sporting an all new front end and rear tail lights, the updated pony car just might be an acquired taste. 

 

Whether or not the updated design is appealing to look at (we're divided here at the GM-Trucks.com office), the revised 6th gen is ready to roll with new features and a turbocharged 1LE track model. 

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Chevrolet has a decent update in their press release, so we've copied it here instead of just regurgitating it for you:

 

CHEVROLET INTRODUCES BOLD 2019 CAMARO
New designs, available tech and first-ever Turbo 1LE energize broader lineup

 

DETROIT — Chevrolet today introduced a reinvigorated 2019 Camaro lineup with distinctive designs, new available technologies and the first-ever Turbo 1LE.

“Lauded since its introduction for its balance of driving fun, refinement and value, the restyled 2019 Camaro reaches even higher with more of the design, technology and choices that customers want,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet marketing director for Cars and Crossovers. “It’s a performer with few competitors and a pillar of Chevrolet’s energized car lineup.”

Highlights include:

  • Camaro SS now offered with 10L80 10-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission featuring custom launch control and line lock
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 systems, including available navigation
  • New available Rear Camera Mirror*
  • New available Forward Collision Alert*
  • Performance-driven design 

 

The 2019 Camaro’s updated designs are not only striking but also help to improve performance. For instance, the grille details and hood and fascia vents were designed for optimized air flow, either to cool components or help minimize drag or lift. Camaro designers follow the mantra that all elements must not only be beautiful but also enhance performance.

 

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)
  • SS-specific front fascia with “flowtie” open bowtie grille emblem and aero-enhancing air curtains, specific headlamps with new LED signature and extractor-style hood
  • RS Appearance Package available on LT adds unique polished black grille with Galvano Chrome lower inserts, new LED headlamps with LED signature light bar, specific rear fascia with rear diffuser and 20-inch wheels
  • New rear fascias for all models, with specific diffusers on RS and SS when equipped with Dual Mode Exhaust
  • New LED taillamps with a more sculptured evolution of Chevrolet’s signature dual-element design; red lenses are featured on LS and LT, with RS, SS and ZL1 featuring dark-tinted neutral-density lenses
  • New 20-inch wheel designs on RS and SS

 

Turbo 1LE
The new Camaro Turbo 1LE joins the V6 1LE, SS 1LE and ZL1 1LE to round out Camaro’s lineup of 1LE track stars. Leveraging the impressive performance and ideal weight distribution enabled by Camaro’s 2.0L turbocharged engine, the Turbo 1LE comes exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission and a tailored chassis package derived from the V6 1LE to offer track-capable performance.

Highlights include:

  • FE3 suspension with larger diameter front and rear stabilizer bars, specifically tuned dampers, stiffer rear cradle bushings and cross-axis ball joints in the rear tow links that enhance lateral stiffness
  • Split front/rear summer-only tire sizes: P245/40R20 (front) and P275/35R20 (rear)
  • 2.0L turbo engine with 275 hp (205 kW) and 295 lb-ft of torque (400 Nm)
  • Brembo brake package with low-metallic performance pads
  • Nearly 50/50 weight balance
  • Driver Mode Selector with Sport Mode and new Track Mode; Competition Mode (within Sport and Track Modes) includes performance instrument readouts, launch control, shift lights and more
  • Standard sueded flat-bottom steering wheel and shift knob plus available Recaro seats
  • Camaro tech: next-generation infotainment, rear camera mirror and more

 

The 2019 Camaro offers Chevrolet’s next-generation Infotainment 3 with all-new systems that provide a more personalized experience and a more intuitive interface.

They’re the most advanced infotainment systems ever from Chevrolet, with functionality that mimics the latest smartphones and tablets, and cloud connection designed to enhance personalization, available navigation, voice recognition, apps and more. They even allow vehicle software updates to be automatically uploaded over the air.   

 

The standard system features a 7-inch-diagonal color touchscreen. An 8-inch diagonal touchscreen running Infotainment 3 is available, including one with navigation.

Additional new technology features and enhancements include:

  • Standard Rear Camera Mirror on 2SS and ZL1 models offers a wider, less obstructed field of view using a camera display that eliminates potential obstructions such as rear body pillars or seat headrests; a conventional rearview mirror view is also available
  • Improved standard rear-vision camera system* with a new, digital high-definition camera that offers improved view quality
  • Forward Collision Alert joins Camaro’s roster of available active safety features
  • Enhanced Performance Data Recorder system

 

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I love it.  

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Very nice!

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I really like the blue one.

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i like it but the front needs to be color matched and the bowtie needs to move back up

**from a jalopnik comment 
 

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It's not terrible.

 

.................What?  

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Meh.  Chebby really screwed the pooch from the getgo with these by not making them truly retro.  If they'd brought back the Camaro to look as much like a 69 as humanly possible they still wouldn't be able to keep them in stock.  IMHO Dodge was the only one to really get it right with the Challenger.  It's a decent looking car but I'll be eternally let down 

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Kinda take it or leave styling. Not bad but not a improvement in looks really.
Get rid of the stupid four banger though. What's the point of it's not a v8?? In a muscle car anyway. 

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This happens when you don't lock your cars up for the night. I think Chevrolet mated with a Toyota Camry.

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It’ll grow

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I'm not soo into sports cars.

But if I had to choose it'd be a Camaro, for sure.

Great looking car.

 

so long

j-ten-ner

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First two tail lights, then three (Like the 69), then back to two. I wish they would make up their mind. I think it is starting to look a lot like the Ford Mustang in the front. (Headlights primarily, with a Lexus grill)

 

Did they mention there was a 1LE "TURBO" V8? I didn't hear any sound on the videos, but the text seemed to imply that all the 1 LE engine choices were Turbo Charged, didn't it?

 

I wonder if they broke through the 700 hp barrier yet.

 

Further, if you are going to put the effort and expense in for a Trans-brake, why the heck doesn't it offer a "line lock" at the same time????????? UGH!

 

Does no one at Chevy understand the procedure in Drag racing? (Maybe there thinking the Camaro will just do a 2/3 track burnout like the Nitro cars)

 

Are they implying that they can beat the Demon in the quarter mile now?

 

If you all heard sound on the video's please clue me in, I didn't

 

Thanks,

 

Ty O'Neal

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