The refreshed, 2019 Chevrolet Camaro will make its first public appearance in front of a South American crowd at the upcoming 2018 São Paulo International Motor Show, running from November 8th through the 18th. The motor show is the fourth-largest in the world, according to its organizers, drawing three quarters of a million visitors in its 2014 edition, making it the perfect place to introduce the latest version of Brazil’s best-selling sportscar: the 2019 Camaro.
Brazil’s import duty on foreign-made cars makes the Chevrolet Camaro an expensive proposition there, with a price tag of about 315k Brazilian Reais – roughly $85k U.S. Even still, the car has managed to outsell every other sportscar in the market, according to Chevrolet, even beating out the globally-popular Ford Mustang.
Granted, Ford’s two-door pony car only added Brazil to its list of export markets last year, but the Camaro’s popularity there is impressive nonetheless.
The 2019 Camaro represents the first model year of the sixth-generation sportscar’s mid-cycle update. It still rides on the same GM Alpha platform, shared with the Cadillac ATS and CTS, but a number of notable changes have been implemented, including new, model-specific front- and rear-end styling, a new 3LT trim, and the expansion of the 1LE track performance package option to cars with the 2.0-liter turbo I4 Ecotec LTG engine.
GM’s ten-speed automatic transmission has also trickled down from the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to the V8-powered SS, and the car now has an available Rear Camera Mirror and third-generation infotainment.
Only a few of the 2019 Camaro’s changes will impact the Brazilian market, however, as the two-door sportscar is only available there in SS spec, coupe or convertible, exclusively with an automatic transmission. That’s because all sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaros are assembled at GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Michigan, and Brazil’s hefty import duties would make turbo-4 and V6 Camaros too expensive to be feasible.
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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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