2019 Chevrolet Camaro Refresh Spied With Plenty Of Camouflage13
The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is in full swing with a dose of performance for any lifestyle, whether that’s in 4-cylinder turbo power, naturally-aspirated V8 power from the Camaro SS or even in the form of track-ready, supercharged V8 power from the Camaro ZL1.
But, as expected, the Camaro is in for a slightly updated look and spy shots have once again captured Chevrolet’s refreshed sports car. Expected for the 2019 model year, the Camaro will likely wear a slightly revised front fascia, judging by the amount of camouflage applied to the front end. It’s certainly not a special Camaro, though the added camo may make it seem as if it was.
One of the criticisms of the current sixth-generation Camaro design is that it looks too much like the fifth-generation model, and therefore, may be less motivating for some Gen-5 owners to trade up to. All of that heavy camo could be hiding a design with greater differentiation than before. And judging by where the camouflage extends to, it’s safe to say the fenders and hood will get a slight makeover, as well. Heading to the rear of the Camaro, we may see a minor tweak in the taillamp design, but that looks to be it.
As for what may be lurking underneath, it’s likely much of the same, engine-wise. Though, the 10-speed automatic transmission could make its way to the Camaro SS, as Ford is making the move with the Mustang GT. The 10-speed auto was a co-development project between both Ford and General Motors, after all.
Spy shots: Autoblog
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Maybe Chevy needs to take a note from Dodge.
Instead of artificially making the Camaro hot and investing millions in redesigns every few years, just let them linger a bit. Sure sales will decline, but big whoop? so does dev cost.
GM needs to cut back on designers and slow down their pace of change, especially on heritage driven products like the camaro.
The 2017 camaro is no “better” than the 2010 camaro to 99.9% of the population.
sure it technically is, but is it worth the investment? I question it.
GM should not emulate anything Dodge does. Dodge is in deep s$*i*t. Constant product refinement and changes are what has made the German, Korean and Japanese industry so successful. You are 100% wrong. You advocate a recipe which would lead to bankruptcy.
FCA has debt issues, but you know what is uber successful? The Jeep Wrangler. Oh yeah, the Hellcats and other challengers do pretty decent too.
What do these “good” FCA products do that the bad ones don’t?
They sell on Heritage. They don’t sell on “new hot tech”…. they just use new tech to sell the heritage.
I’m not telling GM to give up on design and tech… I’m saying markets like the Camaro are NOT sold on “hot new tech”, its sold on heritage. Heritage sells with minimal investment. Treat it like the BRAND it is.
These product lines- heritage brands for FCA- actually have HIGHER profit margins than GM, and relatively significantly so. While FCA has weak 7.2% margins compared to GMs 8.7% (These percentages do very by month), Products like the wrangler and the Challenger fuel the more profitable side of these businesses.
So while you may want to hate on Dodge and FCA, there’s a handful of products that they are doing right (and more they are doing wrong).
Sure it may be due to desperation, but the model works, and it works well. By reducing redesign times, you have more time to recoup investment costs. More time to recoup on investments = bigger margins.
FCA is Jeep and pick-ups. That’s it. Nothing in small cars and the full size car platform is hopelessly outdated and isn’t significant in terms of revenue. The Demon will be 3000 cars /year at best.
Why do you think Sergio is on his hands and knees praying to be taken over? Everybody in the industry has shut the door in his face. FCA isn’t positioned for the future and they know they’re heading into a crisis as soon as the next recession.
They sure as hell don’t sell on ‘Reliability’.
‘Heritage’ will only take you so far as the American car industry found out in the in 80’s, 90’s. I was going to buy a new Renegade for back country/4-Corners travel, until I checked its reliability, which is abysmal as are most FCA products, unfortunately.
Quit playing with the design before you end up like Dodge BANKRUPT
A mid-cycle refresh on the Camaro is hardly going to bankrupt GM. FCA is in the toilet because they have no flagship models to create revenue and they continue, year after year, to see how many models they can stuff the 6.4L HEMI and Supercharged 6.2L Hellcat engines into. These foolish decisions cost more money to engineer than the ~1,000 units that will be sold. Cuckoo!
Still needs more window
The refresh may make it look better or at least make it look less like the 5th generation but I am afraid it will do nothing to address it’s major shortcoming.
My guess would be the visibility or lack there of. Either that or it might be charging extra for hyper blue metallic paint.
Too bad the visibility is still poor. Hope the 10 speed automatic replaces the 8 speed, since Ford already has one in there 2018 Mustang. A little more power wouldn’t hurt either.
Why is the 6 piston brembo’s over $3100.00? Ford has the performance package at $4000.00, which includes the 6 piston brembo’s and much more bang for the buck with many other goodies included.