2019 Camaro Refresh: What We Expect From The Update47
What’s in store for the 2019 Camaro refresh? That’s (arguably) the biggest question on the hearts and minds of every Camaro enthusiast today.
Introduced for the 2016 model year, the sixth-generation Camaro is one heck of a sports car that looks great and drives even better. What’s not so great is the model’s sales performance, which was down to 72,705 U.S. deliveries in 2016, a 12 percent decrease from the Camaro’s modern-day record of 88,249 annual sales in 2011. The situation is even more bleak for 2017: sales probably won’t surpass 70,000 units. To that end, there has been significant debate about whether the sales drop is intentional, with Chevy making more on a per-unit basis… but the bottom line is that we simply do not know if that is the case.
What we do know is that an update to the gen six Camaro is expected for the 2019 model year – so here’s what we believe will be in store for the 2019 Camaro refresh.
1. New Fascias
We’ve already seen spy shots of what’s assumed to be the 2019 Camaro prototypes with their front and rear ends covered in camouflage. This means that the 2019 Camaro refresh is likely hiding new front and rear fascias for the entire model range. Exactly how the updated nose and tail will look like is currently unclear.
Probability: 100%, as evidenced by 2019 Camaro prototypes wrapping the car’s front and rear ends with camouflage.
2. Packaging & Pricing Changes
Arguably one of primary reasons for the depressed sales volume of the sixth-generation Camaro is its higher price. With models such as the new Camaro SS and SS 1LE, Camaro ZL1 and Camaro ZL1 1LE, the price of a new Camaro has never been higher. But that may have come at the expense of sales volume on the lower end of the spectrum.
“We’re trying to do more in the lower end,” Todd Christensen of Chevrolet Performance Marketing told us at the 2017 LA Auto Show in November. “When I think about Camaro, it’s still the heart of the market. So we’re thinking about ways to repackage/reprice.”
It would seem enough consumers have picked competitors’ vehicles such as the Mustang and Challenger based on the Camaro’s higher price level to warrant the sales growth of those models. That’s why we believe that the 2019 Camaro refresh will likely bring about some notable changes in pricing strategy, perhaps with the introduction of new trim levels or repackaging existing ones.
Probability: 70% or higher, as evidenced by decreased sales and the opportunity to decrease the Camaro’s base price.
3. Interior Updates
By looking at the spy photos, we can’t tell if the 2019 Camaro refresh will bring about interior updates or changes. One specific area of the Gen Six Camaro’s interior that seems to bring about the most criticism is the poor outward visibility. But it is highly unlikely that the outward visibility issues will be addressed in a mid-cycle refresh, since such changes would require a significant generational model overhaul that includes a complete re-design and re-engineering of the vehicle.
Even so, some would argue that one must only spend a few days driving the Camaro to get accustomed to the model’s decreased visibility. In fact, the outward visibility of the sixth-gen Camaro doesn’t differ all that much from that of the previous generation, which was a sales success.
4. Potential Powertrain Changes
The Camaro’s current powertrain lineup is extremely competitive: the turbocharged 2.0L LTG four-pot sits as the base engine on LS and LT models, with the naturally-aspirated 3.6L V-6 LGX being optional. The naturally-aspirated 6.2L V-8 LT1 powers the Camaro SS while those looking for supercar levels of performance can opt for the supercharged 6.2L V-8 LT4 in the Camaro ZL1 and ZL1 1LE. That’s a pretty broad and potent lineup.
However, Ford dropped the base 3.7L V-6 in the 2018 Mustang, leaving the 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 as the pony’s base motor, and we could see a day that Chevy trims one of the two base engines for the 2019 Camaro refresh. Even so, Mr. Christensen tells us that, Chevy still needs “to put attention on the 2.0L. Not that we ever abandoned it, but I think there are some things we can do to improve that a little bit”.
We could also see Chevy replacing the 8-speed automatic, which has been critiqued as a rather unremarkable transmission, with the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission. Co-developed with Ford, the 10-speed is currently offered exclusively on the ZL1 in the Camaro lineup.
5. Introduction Of Z/28
With the existence of the eye-popping Camaro ZL1 1LE, we don’t see much need for a range-topping Camaro Z/28, a vehicle that has been rumored for the entire lifespan of the sixth-gen Camaro. But there is one major exception to that line of thinking, and that is if the Camaro team can find a way to make a sixth-gen Camaro that would outperform the ZL1 1LE.
We could see a similar scenario unfolding for the rumored gen six Camaro Z/28 as with the recently-announced 2019 Corvette ZR1 in relation to the Corvette Z06: start with the Camaro ZL1, stuff it with an even more powerful engine (such as the new LT5 V-8), give it even more extreme aero bits, and call it a Z/28. Sure, that formula wouldn’t follow tradition of the Z/28 being an naturally-breathing beast… but if the end result is a faster and more capable machine, would it matter?
When Is It Coming?
So, when might we see Chevy announce the updated Camaro? Well, the Detroit Auto Show is in less than two weeks, followed by the Chicago Auto Show in February, the Geneva Motor Show in March, and the New York Auto Show in April. Our bet is that the 2019 Camaro refresh will be unveiled at one of these venues.
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Where is info on a 2.7?
Please Stop… Nothing backs that up.
I was unaware the 8 speed is unremarkable.
It has been the subject of shifting issues and torque converter shuttering for some owners and has plagued much of Cadillac’s lineup the past few years. The 10 speed is reportedly a better unit.
The funny thing is that’s all software…I also the “better” 10 speed trans tune for the ZL1 may be different for a Camaro SS in which GM Exec may favor higher MPG…
I’ve driven a 2014 6 spd CTS and a 2017 8 spd CTS and the 2014 was much better when it came to shifts, yet I’ve also driven a 2017 XT5 which has the same tranny as the 2017 CTS (I presume) and its way better than both.
Personally though, I’m more of a 6 spd guy, I think the optimal trans has between 6-8 gears. 10 is too many, and 4 is too few, but thats just me.
The CTS actually has two 8-speeds depending on which model you get – the 2.0T and 3.6L are the GM 8L50 and the V-Sport 3.6TT is the Aisin TL-80. The XT5 is a transverse setup, different 8-speed yet with the Aisin AWF8 series.
If Ford offers the Mustang Energi by 2020 as reported, then GM should offer a PHEV Camaro, using the Cadillac CT6 PHEV as the power train source. Not everyone who wants a Camaro will be racing every week. Some want a sports car for day to day driving, and a hybrid Camaro will give the best of both worlds: performance and economy.
It was officially announced a year ago by Fords previous leadership that Ford will PRODUCE a Mustang Hybrid in 2020 which means most likely a 2021 model…And that “Ford promises the Mustang hybrid will make horsepower comparable to the current V8 model (shown above), with even more low-end torque.” Ford is under new leadership so anything’s possible, yet I’d take a Vegas bet the next “electrified” Mustang is a regular hybrid vs a PHEV…
I also believe a Camaro is not the platform to PHEV, I do believe the PHEV premium would be far better off in the Vette…Put the EV motor(s) in the front wheels…This allows you to drive to work with very limited all EV range, open her up with the V8 when you to and there could be a track mode where you marry the two and the Vette becomes AWD…People would certainly pay a premium for a platform like that…
An AWD vette? Count me in.
Note the 2.3 EB in the Mustang is A 4 banger not a V6. I seriously doubt GM will drop the excellent and far superior 3.6 LGX in the Camaro over the noisier and slower 2.0T. The switch over to the 10 speed is very likely, at least on the V8 equipped models. Note too that the base trim level Mustang is now more expensive for 2018 and within a hair of the base Camaro. Add automatic transmission and the Mustang is actually more expensive. It’s the upper SS trim levels that are pricier than the Mustang GT.
No big moves of the needle here as this is much like the changes on the last gen in the last 2-3 years of its life.
I am watching for the ne CT5 to show what the new Alpha platform will bring and the New Camaro it will bring to it.
All the 8 speeds are not an issue and for any with the stutter there is a TSB to flush them and replace the fluid. It has been said some were shipped with a anti rust coating that mixed with the oil and creates the issue. It was not an engineering issue and once performed the vehicle is back to remarkable normal in 200 miles or in most cases much less miles.
Doesn’t sound like you have driven too many models with the GM 8 speed in car applications. The transmission sucks… the issues are well documented and are part of the design flaw in the shift logic – starting with the “lurch effect” under braking and it shifting from 2 to 1 and the continuous hunting of gears. The 8 speed only feels good when pushed, but no one drives like that all the time.
Go drive any Alpha or Omega car and you’ll feel it first hand. It’s less notable in trucks but still leaves a lot of room for improvement.
1) Hopefully the new front and rear will be just jaw dropping awesome. I still wish the Gen 6 was the Buick Avista instead. Now That looked like a killer new Camaro. Just gorgeous and mean at the same time. Reminiscent of the split bumper Gen 2. Oh well, what could have been…
2) Absolutely the packaging and pricing need adjusting.
3) I think people were expecting better visibility because it was a new car and it was a legitimate complaint on Gen 5. They dealt with the ‘bathtub’ feel of the Gen 5 because hey, at least the Camaro was back. And for the first few years prior to the mce when they squished the front end and made it beady eyed, it looked similar to the 69 muscle car front end and just looked tough. The dash has also been rightly criticized. The gauge pods look juvenile and the quality of materials (especially plastics) is awful. This really applies to all Chevrolet’s. Very cheap plastic feeling which I hope changes going forward.
4) Powertrain, I dunno. I like what they have. And I really don’t like the idea of a Ford transmission in my Chevrolet. Co-developed or not. And it was my understanding that GM actually did the 9 speed and Ford did the 10 speed anyway. A RWD (especially V8) Chevrolet vehicle of any type be it truck or car should at least have genuine GM Turbo Hydra-matics. I mean that’s what the Chevy vs Ford war has always been about right? Trucks vs trucks, race cars vs race cars. When my Chevy truck or race car is propelled by a Ford transmission, the magic somehow looses it’s luster to me. I’m sure the Ford guys feel the same way on their side.
5) The Z/28 if there is one, must be naturally aspirated. A de-stroked high revving V8 is a must. It always bothered me when they messed that up using 350’s. When a simple rotating assembly swap could have made a proper 302 like the original formula did in the beginning. Even a 327 would have been more proper than the 350. They gotta quit screwing up their heritage and legacy in All Chevrolet’s IMO.
The Z/28 had to use the 302 motor so it could race in the trans am series. In 1970 the rules changed and Chevy was able to use the 350 (5.7) and the 302 was dropped from production
I AM THE CURATOR OF AN AUTOMOTIVE AND HISTORY MUSEUM THAT CELEBRATES THE YEARS 1955 THROUGH 1972 IN AUTOMOTIVE AND AMERICAN HISTORY. I AM CONSIDERED AN EXPERT IN SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HAVE SPECIFICALLY BEEN ADDRESSED HERE.
I thought it would be informative and entertaining for all to hear a little bit of History that applies to just what we’re seeing happening right now.
Some of their heritage and legacy has been horribly unsuccessful and regretable. Hurt many people that will never recover. Most of which was caused by going away from these exact type of collaborations and ruling by ego and standing on a foundation they thought would remain concrete no matter how many corrosive decisions they made or in checked executive orders were imoised in them. They are now rebuilding a legacy that made them the largest corporatikn of Earth by always running it like a business and planning decades ahead of where they are now, never to be caught again like 1973 with stringent emissions and 5 mph bumpers. A management chang in all of the big three happened in the very late sixties that essentially ignored the already known emision standards that were coming as well as the new safety standards. Profit became the only motivator and short term profit at that. They made tons of money by putting out cars that their design studios were given no budget or notice of increased collision standards resulting in gigantic Bumoers being placed on cars literally at the last minute and emision control equipment that was nothing more than choking the like out of their engines. They continued this process and dicontinued virtually all collaboration efforts for over 20 years. It resulted in amazing profits for all three, save for Chrysler’s cash crunch for a few years. The only collaborating was that they would all eliminate any R and D in design for saferncars while maintaining the beuty of the automobile and focusing on making sure the cars passed the new emision standards by simply eliminating any expectations that cars could or should perform better than ones that had gone before them. When the public finally spoke the money making was done and they were all three broke. We have inovative leaders of all three companies that have overcome these barriers and habbits through leaning on each other. Much the same as they did prior to 1973.
As far as a Ford transmission in a General Motors car and the reference to the muscle car and brand loyalty wars that have gone on for decades…. Well, if you do your homework you will find that Pontiac in the most instremtal years of the GTO’s (the lineage of all muscle cars) (as well as other divisions of GM, on certain makes) used the Ford three speed top loader transmission as their standard base model transmission if nothing else was selected. AND IN THE CASE OF THE ALL MIGHTY GTO JUDGE: All GTO Judges were equipped with a heavy duty Ford 3 speed toploader unless the purchaser ordered and paid a significant additional charge for a 4 speed wide ratio and even more for the 4 speed close ratio manual transmissions that were not made by Ford. Due to this, a large percentage, even a close majority of all 69 GTO and 69 GTO Judges were equipped with a Ford manual transmission as they came from the factory. The same holds true for many other years but the 69 GTO Judge was really the Pinnacle that everyone is most familiar with.
Road and Track tested a 69 Judge with a stock 3 speed Dearborn made transmission and actually got lower ET times in the quarter mile tests in one of their “regular man” driving reports. They reported, the spread of the ratio, one less shift to make, combined with a close to bullet proof transmission resulted in a lower E.T. when driven by a regular every day driver not trained in professional quarter mile racing.
Today most of these cars have unfortunately been stripped of their original transmission with their factory three speed Hurst shifter in favor of a four speed at some point in their life’s. This is an interesting phenomom as all automatic equipped cars were only three speeds regardless. In provide this additional tid bit as the next comment I usually hear is that knowone or few have ever seen one of these transmissions in a GM made car. But, they were the rule, NOT the exception when it came to this example.
In the end businesses are businesses. Major corporations or small corporations doing business in the same geographic area often share resources even when competing against each other. At least the ones that survive.
You would be extremely surprised to know how many parts were and are developed and designed by another brand manufacturer or even manufactured by them. When the Ford, Chevy rivalry days were in their most heated and again today with: lean manufacturing, Six Sigma and all the other Manufacturing methodologies that have been employed and perfected to save the automobile manufacturers in the United States. These kind of collaboration are what made these companies thrive and survive.
Egos running without successful budgets and not using smart business sense like true collaboration is what drove Ford to liquidate all of their family stock to save the corporation, Chevrolet and MOPAR to be in situations that required them to essentially give up control of their corporations and forgo any financial rewards for a lifetime of innovation and achievment for a time, as they tried to get their business model effective again. General motors has obviously been the most effective at this rebirth process and I hope to see them continue on this path of indeoendence, never to be at the mercy of investors like the federal government or the Unions alike. Regardless of your opinion of either, corporations should never be in a position to ask those kind of entities for financial assistance. Making smart decisions as they go is the only sensible way to avoid the mistakes of the past.
Cooperative technology is something as old as manufacturing itself.
Just be glad that we don’t suffer from The China Syndrome where ideas are stolen instead, succesful.comoamies have gone back to new technology being developed by using a collaboration, yet still holding true to our high competitive nature.
THANK GOODNESS THAT OUR US CORPORATIONS HAVE STARTED TO RETURN To THIS WAY OF THINKING THAT MADE 1955 TO 1972 THE MOST SUCCESSFUL YEARS IN OUR COUNTRY WHEN IT CAME TO CREATIVITY, TECHNOLOGY, AND PROVIDING SOME OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND EXCITING DESIGNS AND TECHNOLOGIES SEEN UO UNTIL THAT TIME, WE CONTINUE TO RIDE ON TODAY.
Every time we get away from these kind of praxtices, especially in US auto making, we find ourselfs in trouble. With the CAFE rules breathing down these corporations necks and the breath taking costs associated with developing new technology, these companies will never make it without these kind of practices.
Don’t kid yourself. Ford was given some pretty amazing things back I’m the day in exchange for GM to not have to expand their Saginaw factories capacity and change a proven design that worked perfect for lower torque engines. There is some many little secrets that it would truly blow your mind. For instance maybe, just maybe, the reason that a late sixties, early 70’s high performance Ford big block round port intake manifold fits perfectly on top of the vaunted Pontiac Ram Air V heads and block was one of those things that GM shared with ford in exchange for access to their transmission factories? Who knows. But it has always been a mystery and one that was used to win Nascar races for decades after.
Not being critical, only bringing to the table some of the little known logic that may help everyone see a truly progressive company that has figured out how to survive and thrive.
Make the base 1SS cheaper! A low 30’s V8 base model would be nice. And cutting out the V6 and using the 2.0T for all base models is a good idea.
Appears the V6 and certainly the 2.0T aren’t going anywhere based on GM’s comments to focus on the low and mid levels…The hope is they make the RS package on SS which is currently required, optional…However my best guess is a MY19 Camaro with ten speed will sticker higher than today’s SS w/auto offering…
What I expect:
10-speed replaces 8-speed
2.0T is dropped
V6 and LT1 receive power bumps
V6 gets higher redline
1SS loses a few standard features and its price drops by $1,500
1LS keeps its features and keeps its base price
All models receive new instrument clusters and a revised infotainment screen, alongside a new interior storage compartment to store cell phones. All models receive new wheel, spoiler, and other customization options.
I’m really curious to see if they create a second ZL1 trim level with a lower price. The ZL1 comes fully loaded with more features than a 2SS, so why not make a ZL1 with 1SS features to create a cheaper alternative?
I also expect to see new paint options, namely The Ceramic Matrix Gray( I may have butchered that name but oh well) from the Corvette because Ford offers a very similar color and an Orange paint option because the road hugger is back for Gen 6.
Keep the 2.0L and bump its torque and increase HP to at least 310.
Bump the V6 Hp to around 350 and raise the torque, but definitely keep it in the line-up of PP’s. A detuned to around 400-Hp ATS-V engine would be ideal for myself.
Reg; “primary reasons for the depressed sales volume of the sixth-generation Camaro is its higher price.” _ Dealers won’t deal on the Camaro except end of model year left overs, and GM offers, rarely, incentives on the Camaro. Ford dealers deal on the Mustang and Ford has frequent incentives and the Ford family plan for discounts.
The trim pricing and the options regime on the Camaro is just fine and the content value is high so I see no need to mess with that.
Dropping the 2.0T gives Buick (with perhaps an Altavista) a chance to take the Voltec FWD and add performance with electric 4WD.
To start, the 2.0t is the base engine, just boost hp up about 10hp. On the V6, give it more lb ft of torque for better take off performance. Bring back the 302 cid naturally aspirational V8 for the Z/28. It’s not suppose to be the all out fastest Camaro any way, just the best all around track car in the world. The SS is the muscle car and if that’s not enough for you, then the ZL1 is the order of the day. Oh yeah rename the 1LE package,the RS package and make that option for the V6 and V8 cars. The Z/28 and the ZL1 automatically comes with that package.
Add the 1LE package to the 2.0L Turbo engine/1LS
“We still need to put attention on the 2.0L. Not that we ever abandoned it, but I think there are some things we can do to improve that a little bit,” he said.
What this tell me is the 2.0L isn’t going anywhere nor will it be replaced by another turbo engine like the 2.7…Also since “mid level” is mentioned, perhaps a N/A V6 will be offered all generation…I expect both to get more power…
10 speed automatic will most likely only be available on the SS…
Once Gen6 pricing was announced, the chief complaint was that you were forced to pay for the RS package for the SS, many would have preferred a pure base LT1 with V8 option…
I do believe the SS w/10 speed will beat the Mustang GT in both the 0-60 and quarter mile…
Owners of new 2018 GT’s are running very low 12-second quarter miles in stock form and OEM tires.
People CLAIM to be bone stock, showing pictures of their rides and timeslips, both the Gen6 Camaro (auto) and MY18 Mustang (auto) have had multiple vehicles in the high 11s…
Reg; “People CLAIM to be bone stock” _ Yes, one has to have a degree of caution/skepticism regarding ‘claimed’ performance numbers. But when the evidence builds and the magazine tests(more caution) support those numbers, then we have a pretty solid picture of performance potential in the new Ponies.
By the way, Appreciate your informed comments on this site… Kudos
“I do believe the SS w/10 speed will beat the Mustang GT in both the 0-60 and quarter mile…” _ Based on what?
I don’t have a dog in this fight and don’t really care if one is slightly faster then the other in the V8 trims. My only interest is handling and the LS1-1LE (V6).
When I get my 1LE Camaro, I will be actively looking for a ATS-V V6 to transplant in to it. Hopefully GM will offer a crate LF4 3.6L twin turbocharged V6 _ 464 horsepower _ 445 lb⋅ft (603 N⋅m) of torque.
What I expect:
10-speed to be the exclusive automatic option on the V8 model…
Different automatic, most likely the current 8 speed, still the only automatic offered on non-V8s…
Either the 2.0T or V6 to be dropped, I see cases for keeping both but since GM has stated they want to focus on lower end offerings, it would appear the 2.0T could easily raise the boost without raising MSRP…
RS package to become optional on the SS which was the chief complaint of the SS when pricing was announced…
SS w/10 speed to beat the Mustangs 0-60 and quarter mile…
GM would be shooting themselves in the foot if they dropped either engine (2.0t or V6). Ford made a mistake by dropping their 3.7L.
Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen should be taking notes.. for what to and not do with Cadillac’s ATS except offer the car in three configurations; the base with the 275 hp LTG 2.0L DOHC-4v 4-cyl turbo, the mid-range with the 450 hp naturally aspirated LT1 6.2L V8 and the ATS-V with the 745 hp LT5 supercharged 6.2L V8.
Except the ATS appears to be axing their sedan and going coupe only…
JDN will most likely offer more CUVs/SUVs/Crossovers than “cars” in the very near future…
The ATS sedan is going away because the CT5 will take its place from a price standpoint while being the size of the current CTS. The CT3/4 Will slot below it still.
They’ll have the same amount of sedans as crossovers.
I could see 50/50; JDN’s 2016 comments: “We ARE planning a Cadillac flagship which will NOT be a 4 door sedan;
We ARE planning a large crossover beneath Escalade;
We ARE planning a compact crossover beneath XT5;
We ARE planning a comprehensive enhancement to CT6 later during life cycle;
We ARE planning a major refresh for XTS;
We ARE planning a new Lux 3 sedan entry;
We ARE planning a new Lux 2 sedan entry;”
So I concluded the non-4 door sedan flagship would be a SUV but now I wonder if its some sort of convertible or something…
does any body know what the no. were for zl1 production in 2017
I would like to know more about the 2019 refresh camaro. I have had a 1974 Lt, 1982 Z28, 1986 Iroc Z it does seem the newer models are more expensive with the different tr i m package why not keep it plain and simple the 70’s and early 80’s the camaro was a excellent muscle pony car responsible price.
My first car was a 1975 Camaro RS 350 CI. My most memorable was a 1969 Camaro SS 396 CI black on black w/ red hockey stick stripe. Life happened and for a number of years I bought family trucks.
In 2016 I wanted a new sports / pony car and went to my local Chevy dealer. Here in the Cayman Islands he can order the new SS only fully loaded with every option, including sunroof and automatic transmission – neither of which I wanted. The price came in at a whopping $59,000 (dealer agreed to drop to $57,000) for a Chevy Camaro SS! I was stunned! I compared Mustang GT Premium at my local Ford dealer. Price was $47,000 with 6M, no sunroof, no sports brakes and no magnetic ride suspension…otherwise very well equipped with top end stereo, full premium trim and 20″ wheels.
My Ford dealer had just taken in a 2012 GT Premium 6M (owned by a lady in her 50’s and always garaged in perfect condition) with only 7k miles. I left with the 2012 the following day for less than half of the cost of a new one! I’ve added a few mild modifications by Steeda and Ford Racing (mainly suspension, shifter, clutch, Michilin Pilot Sport tyres, hood struts, cold air intake and MBRP axle back exhaust) and very happy with only 9k miles. Not to mention $20,000+ in the bank.
Since 2016 my Chevy dealer has not sold even one SS (a few 6cyl LT’s) while my Ford dealer has sold quite a number of Mustang GT’s…as they’re packaged / priced much better!
make a base V8 for $29,995
keep V6 and 2.0
new colors – brown, orange, green, crimson,etc… drop artic ble and mosaic black
keep it simple like in-n-out – 3 models: Base, SS, and Z28…Drop ZL1
I currently own a Mustang GT but also like the Camaro SS. A few things the Camaro would need to attract me: shave / lower the rabbit ears over the gauge cluster, add adjustable lumbar support to drivers seat, better packaging / pricing options and the new 10 speed transmission.
While we’re on the subject, I wonder if GM has any plans to modify/update their “unremarkable” 8-speed autos. I can see this becoming the standard tranny across all GM products, completely phasing out the now dated 6-speed, with the 10-speed being reserved for premium/high-performance models only.
All I want to see from the updated Camaro is a more distinguished exterior look from the last gen model, a more refined 8-speed for the 2.0T and 3.6L, a 10-speed option for the SS model, and a t-tops options that pays homage to the Firebird would be nice! I’m not gonna bother hoping for better visibility, seeing as to how that’ll most likely be fulfilled with the total redesign expected in about 2 years….
I expect that it will have four wheels and an engine.
They need to use that trump tax break to lower its prices