After months of spy photos and speculation, Chevrolet revealed the 2019 Camaro on Monday with an updated design and improved aerodynamics. Additionally, the 2019 Camaro lineup ushers in the Camaro Turbo 1LE.
Chevrolet said the 2019 Camaro’s design is purposeful, and its purpose is to optimize airflow. The new grille details, hood and vents all work to either cool mechanical components or minimize drag and lift. As a dealer source said last week, each model gains a unique front fascia. LS/LT, RS and SS models each wear slightly different looks
The 2019 Camaro SS wears the biggest changes with a blacked-out center section and unique LED accent lights, heat-extractor hood and flowtie badge. Meanwhile, the RS appearance package adds a polished black grille and lower chrome inserts. RS and SS models also gain separate rear fascias with unique diffusers, should the car sport the Dual Mode Exhaust. Dual-element taillights return with a sculpted and outlined look.
The looks certainly differentiate the refreshed model from the current car, which was often criticized for having an appearance all too similar to the last-, fifth-generation model.
Chevrolet didn’t mention any performance improvements for the 2019 Camaro, but the Camaro SS will now offer GM 10-speed automatic transmission as an option. Other models stick with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. Camaro SS models equipped with the 10-speed auto will also gain a specific launch control function and line lock for burnouts on-demand.
Chevrolet has added a few extra tech goodies to the 2019 Camaro. Notably, the Rear Camera Mirror is new. Standard on 2SS and ZL1 models, it offers a wider, less obstructed field of view than a traditional rearview mirror.
And, the Forward Collision Alert system joins Camaro’s roster of available active safety features.