The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro will cost up to $3,000 less when it goes on sale later this year, but unfortunately, V8-powered cars don’t benefit from the lower starting price.
Instead, those looking at Camaro LT trims will see the cost reductions, according to a CarsDirect report last Friday. The LS trim also sees a handful of changes.
Starting at the bottom, the Camaro LS will start at $25,995 including destination, which marks at $905 price drop. But, Chevy will no longer offer base Camaros with the 3.6-liter LGX V6 option. Instead, the engine is exclusive to the LT trim. LS-trimmed Camaros will only receive a 2.0-liter LTG turbocharged four-cylinder engine. However, the LS trim will now offer an eight-speed automatic option; the base Camaro was previously only equipped with a six-speed manual.
Moving into the LT trims, the 1LT will cost $1,200 less at $26,495. Here, the 3.6-liter V6 is an option for $1,495. It’s the 2LT trim that sees the $3,000 price cut, though, at $28,495. The major price drop comes as Chevy adds a 3LT trim for 2019, which GM Authority reported earlier this year. The new 3LT trim will come standard with a V6 engine at $31,995 and will provide the ability for shoppers to add active safety features.
The 2LT trim also loses the optional Convenience & Lighting Package ($2,800), which adds an eight-inch configurable display, HUD, active safety features and more.
Finally, the 2019 Camaro’s new Turbo 1LE model will be a $4,500 option. The 2.0-liter turbo-four engine makes 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque (the same as the LS and other LT Camaros), but adds goodies from the V6 1LE and SS 1LE models. Features include a revised FE3 suspension with components from the V6 1LE Camaro, larger Brembo brakes, drive mode selector, Recaro seats and more.