Last week, we showed you how a 2019 Camaro would look with the headlights from the 2019 Blazer. Some of you liked the result, and some of you… not so much. But we didn’t stop there, sicing our crackteam of digital artists to graft the Blazer’s entire front end onto the face of the refreshed Camaro.
“But whatever for?”, you might ask? And ask you should. The short answer is quite simple: for fun. The longer answer is a bit more involved.
Since Chevy unveiled the all-new 2019 Blazer, some have called it “the Camaro of crossovers.” Clearly, this comparison is not the result of any mechanical or technical similarities reason, since the rear-drive Camaro and front-drive-based Blazer are worlds apart from that standpoint. Instead, the semblance has more to do with the exterior styling, as the Blazer features a very sharp design reminiscent of the Camaro’s. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The 2019 Camaro received a refresh that includes a restyling of the front and rear fascias along with an infusion of new technologies. But a GM Authority poll pitting the Camaro facelift against the original 2016-2018 Camaro revealed that opinion on the refresh is rather divisive, with half of the voters voting for the updated 2019 Camaro, while the other half expressing a preference for the original sixth-gen.
So last week, we replaced the Camaro’s top lights with those of the new Blazer to satisfy our own curiosity and to gauge public opinion. But doing so left us with a vehicle that wouldn’t be legal to drive on public roads, since it doesn’t actually have a pair of primary lights (it has two sets of LED-based DRLs, instead). All that brings us full circle to the rendering you see before you today: it has the Blazer’s thin an squinty LED-based Daytime Running Lights up top, along with a set of primary HID headlights below. Our drawing also incorporates the Blazer’s massive grille, surface detailing, and lower fascia bits.
We’re sure you have a thought or two about this design, which you are more than welcome to express in the comments section.
About Chevrolet Camaro
The Chevrolet Camaro is a family of sports cars that includes a two-door coupe and two-door soft-top convertible as well as various performance variants such as SS, 1LE, ZL1 and ZL1 1LE. The legendary nameplate was first introduced in 1966 and went out of production in 2002, when the model was in its fourth generation. The Camaro was re-introduced in 2009 as an all-new fifth-generation model based on the GM Zeta platform.
The Camaro is currently Chevrolet's most affordable sports car, slotting below the Chevrolet Corvette. The current model was introduced for the 2016 model year and represents the sixth generation of the Camaro nameplate. The model rides on the GM Alpha platform shared with the Cadillac ATS and Cadillac CTS, though the majority of the architecture underpinning the Camaro are unique to it.
The 2018 Chevy Camaro represents the third model year of the sixth-gen Camaro that deleted the Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition and the Krypton Green exterior color, while adding the ZL1 1LE Extreme Track Performance Package. There's also an expanded availability of the SS 1LE Track Performance Package, which is now available on the 2SS Coupe, as well as the addition of a washer fluid level sensor.
A midcycle refresh arrives for the 2019 model year that introduces new, model-specific front and rear styling, a new trim level structure for LT models that adds a new 3LT trim, and a new 1LE track performance package for the 2.0L Turbo LTG engine. The 2019 Camaro also brings the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission for SS models, the Rear Camera Mirror, third-generation infotainment systems, and various other enhancements.
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