After some downtime, the online configurator for the 2019 Camaro is back up and running.
Chevy initially launched the configurator for the updated Camaro around September 13th, but took it down shortly after. We imagine that the configurator was removed due to errors in the system, as various GM Authority readers as well as members of the GM Authority staff reported having issues with the builder.
Either way, prospective customers can now go ahead and configure the updated pony car to their hearts’ content – for real this time. New for the 2019 model year is a lower base price intended to help close the sales gap with the current-generation Ford Mustang by undercutting the price of entry levels models, in some cases by as much as $1,120 (including destination).
Chevrolet Camaro Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser admitted in an interview last month that the Ford Mustang “has been eating [Camaro’s] lunch” in terms of sales for the sixth-generation Camaro. The lower base price of entry-level Camaro LS and LT models is seen as a means of wooing buyers who aren’t necessarily devoted, diehard fans of either brand.
Also new for the 2019 Camaro is a pair of new front fascias – one for the LS, LT, and RS models, and a unique, rather controversial fascia for the SS – as well as three new exterior colors: Satin Steel Gray Metallic, Shadow Gray Metallic, and Riverside Blue Metallic. Bright Yellow, Nightfall Gray Metallic, Hyper Blue Metallic, and Arctic Blue Metallic have all been deleted to make way for those new hues.
Additionally, there are two new models to the lineup – the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 3LT Coupe and 3LT Convertible, while the LS Convertible model has been discontinued. Sadly, the Camaro Redline Edition and Camaro Hot Wheels Edition models have been discontinued, as well.
But one of the most tantalizing changes – at least for those on a budget – is the extension of the 1LE package to the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro with the 2.0L turbo LTG engine, which puts track-focused handling and cooling features in the hands of an all-new subset of buyers. The package includes a black hood wrap, front splitter, rear blade spoiler, 20-inch forged alloy rims wrapped in performance summer rubber, Brembo brakes, a performance suspension package borrowed from the high-powered SS model, and plenty more. The price for 1LE package on the 2019 Camaro Turbo is $4,500.
The refreshed 2019 Camaro will start at $25,995 including destination, with pricing exceeding $70k quite readily on the 650-horsepower ZL1 model with the 6.2L supercharged LT4 V8 engine. Tick every box and you can bring a Camaro ZL1 Convertible past $76k before you get to any dealer-installed accessories.
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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