Motor reported Thursday that HSV will launch the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro locally in mid-2019 with the new styling changes and 10-speed automatic transmission. So far, HSV has been busy swapping pre-facelift sixth-generation Camaros to right-hand drive with the 8-speed automatic transmission. The current allocation is 550 cars to start.
Those who step up to the 2019 Camaro will also receive new 20-inch wheels, the latest Chevrolet infotainment system, and a forward collision alert system. However, it’s the 10-speed automatic that has reportedly caused such a delay to bring the refreshed car to Australia. The new gearbox required emissions re-certification.
The 2019 Camaro will also usher in another change for the HSV version: the cars will now come from the U.S. Reportedly, HSV sourced its Camaros for re-engineering from Argentina since they were closest to Australian specification. That changes with the refreshed car. With the cars coming from the U.S., HSV could eventually offer more options for the pony car, though that hasn’t been confirmed yet.
The original report also declared HSV plans to develop its own Camaro enhancements at some point, too.
With news of the 2019 Camaro heading to Oz, it’s likely only a matter of time before HSV tackles conversions of the hotter Camaro ZL1. GM has already registered the trademark locally and rumors have swirled for some time the more powerful Camaro will make its way to Australia. Stay tuned as we learn more.