The implementation of a HUD (Heads-Up Display) is nothing new, having been featured on GM cars as early as 1989. They’ve been in everything from a GMC Acadia, to a Buick Park Avenue (I used to own one), and now a full-color one in the refreshed 2014 ZL1 Camaro.
No matter the vehicle surrounding the HUD, it’s a great feature, keeping your eyes on the road, and not on your lower dashboard, or iPhone.
So what makes this new HUD so special? First off, as you turn the key to your insane 580 hp beast, there’s a traditional chrome-surrounded Chevy bowtie that appears on the windshield. Once that disappears, a more mundane green overlay speedometer makes it’s way in front of you, much like other GM cars with heads-up display. If you choose to switch over to the tachometer setting, a tricolor display ensues, bringing things more into the 21st century.
This new display is a nice added touch for the slight refresh in the Camaro‘s 2014 model year, before the next generation is to be sold. If this sort of improvement is seen towards the end of this generation, we can only assume that even greater improvements will be made for the future.