The refreshed 2019 Chevrolet Camaro likely won’t have a seven-speed manual transmission option after all. A revised California Air Resources Board document now excludes the transmission, per a report from CarBuzz published on Sunday.
Recall, a previous CARB document published last month showed the 2019 Camaro was in for a seven-speed manual gearbox option. We warned readers that CARB documents are always subject to change, and indeed, the 2019 Camaro’s did. The updated CARB document went live on February 14.
The document doesn’t show any other changes other than the lack of a seven-speed manual gearbox, which means we’re still left wondering when the sixth-generation Camaro will adopt the 10-speed automatic transmission in other variants outside of the ZL1 and ZL1 1LE. Rival Ford as already included the 10-speed auto for the GT. GM and Ford worked together on the 10-speed automatic transmission.
We expect the updated 2019 Chevy Camaro will arrive with some extensive design changes and not just a quick nip-tuck. Also look for equipment repackaging and a new trim level dubbed 3LT. It’s likely we’ll see a more affordable V8-powered model as well, but Chevrolet has yet to confirm anything regarding the sports car.