What If 2019 Camaro Had Headlights From The New Chevy Blazer?24
It’s no secret that the 2019 Camaro refresh is highly controversial. In a recent GM Authority poll pitting both models against one another, 47.6 percent voted that they prefer the looks of the pre-facelift, 2016-2018 model of Chevy’s pony car over those of the updated 2019 model, which received 49 percent of the votes. And then we got this wild idea: what if the 2019 Camaro wore the headlamps of Chevy’s well-received 2019 Blazer?
We set our crack team to graft the Blazer’s lights on top of the Camaro’s. They took a 2019 Camaro SS and replaced its top row of lights with those from the new Blazer.
Those paying particular attention will likely notice a rather notable flaw: we replaced the primary headlight cluster of the 2019 Camaro with Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) from the Blazer. In other words, the vehicle pictured here doesn’t have a primary lighting system, but rather two sets of DRLs. Although technically accurate, that line of thinking misses the point, since this particular exercise is really all about the aesthetics.
In fact, we could probably conclude that if it really wanted to, GM could shoehorn a set of primary headlights into the space allotted by the squinty/narrow lights in the rendering. Heck, the LED lighting hardware of the 2019 Silverado could probably be adopted to fit.
About 2019 Chevy Camaro
Either way, the launch of the 2019 Camaro is currently underway. As of this writing, the updated model has not begun to arrive to dealers just yet, but we expect that to begin taking place over the next few weeks.
Besides updated exterior styling, the 2019 Camaro also features various other updates, including a new third-generation Chevrolet Infotainment System, Rear Camera Mirror and the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission as an option on SS models.
There’s also the newfound availability of the 1LE track performance handling package for the 2.0L Turbo I4 engine, an engine air filter monitor for the 2.0L Turbo LTG and 3.6L LGX engines, and three new exterior colors.
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What it needs is a grille/front facia that wasn’t designed by one of those finger painting chimpanzees
If you look at the current group of vehicle designers that GM has working. You will find that most are young Asians. They are working on a bunch of Chevys including the Camaro and the new Silverado. So it should be no surprise that Chevy has stated using the same blacked out goofy open maw bumper design that Toyota and other Japanese automakers are using. It’s not a good look at all and is turning a lot of people off from buying a new Chevy.
As prejudice as it sounds, your right. The Asians have always made “unique” designs.
I think the seventh gen Camaro will resemble a flattened, two door version of the Blazer.
Will Camaro make it to a seventh generation???
Yes. In fact, GM/Chevy are working on the next TWO generations of the Camaro already:
I hope not, I want to see a unique muscular and sleek design with maybe even a fastback, mean front, and hatch-like trunk like the 3rd gen. But I don’t want to get my hopes up.
Somehow the car just got severely uglier.
Nope! Just no. It would need a larger headlight setup below the crossbar on each side. What pisses me off about the current Camaro is that I saw mockups of possible 6th gen designs from a book about the history of the Chevrolet Camaro, many of them unique and ultra modern. If GM wasnt so cowardly and risk averse, they would have picked a impact design instead of a updated 5th gen and we wouldnt be here talking about an ugly 2019 Camaro SS needing modifications.
If GM wasn’t so cowardly, we would have had the Chevelle back (2016 concept car) and wouldn’t even be talking about the Camaro and its many faults.
I saw a new SS last week so the dealers do have them coming in. It was silver and the light setup in the front for the daylight running lights look really good. Pictures do not make it look good but in person with lights on it looked very aggressive. The only thing I wish they would put on is some fog lights because my experience with all projector lights they don’t light enough near the front of the car.
What if the Blazer had engines from the Camaro ?
Chevrolet needs to wrap it’s head around the fact that the 2019 Chevy Blazer CUV front fascia looks sexier than the 2019 Chevy Camaro; one has to think if the Blazer could give the Camaro some stiff competition if it had access to the same engines and suspension pieces.
The quality of these renders is about as good as the Camaro front end redesign.
We’ll take that as a compliment. Thanks!
PS: the watermark is there for a reason and for a purpose. You don’t have to like it.
As i sit here, early in the morning (pre-coffee mind you) and read through GMAuthority.com, I’ve come across the nonsense of the Camaro having blazer headlights. Although it took some getting used to, The Camaro is a fine and beautiful car just the way it is. Granted yes, I would love to see a camaro with a lower end V8 option such as a SS-346 pushing out about 405hp/430tq, RS body styling (with a red outlined Flowtie) and a few other things. The current SS should get an SS-376 name plate and power should bump to 495hp/485tq. Honestly what I’d love to see is Chevy have a lineup that resembles a Dodge lineup. Dodge did something remarkable when it made the Charger. Everything that followed was centralized around the Charger. Chevrolet needs to do the same. Dropping all of the small FWD cars and leaving vehicles such as the Camaro and the Impala in the lineup would save GM a ton of money and make them more profitable with new modular rear wheel drive chassis capable of all-wheel drive. The Impala should follow the Camaro lineup with an entry level 4-cylinder, a hot 6-cylinder, an SS-346, an SS-376 and a brazen top of the line ZL1-type sedan (like the HSV GTS-R W1). Moving from there should be the SUV line with a new Durango fighting Trailblazer including a few lower end trailblazers, one with a turbo-4 and another with the 335hp v6. Above that should be the Trailblazer SS-346 405hp, a Trailblazer SS-376 490hp, and an ultra high performance LT4 650hp variant to contend with the Trackhawk plus a luxury variant to contend with the Durango Citadel. Another thing Chevrolet needs are three Performance variants of the Silverado 1500. A 405hp RST-346 v8, a 495hp SS-376 Street version and a Raptor/TRX fighting ZR2 off road version. Of course vehicles like the blazer, the colorado, tahoe, suburban, the regular Silverado and Silverado HD version will remain but there should be a performance line as well. Clearing out vehicles such as the Spark, Malibu, Sonic, Trax, Equinox, Traverse will also allow room for a Camaro inspired ultra high performance electric crossover. That would be a great lineup for chevrolet
Funny thing for me is I have it backwards. I have gotten used to the front end and kind of like it although the original 6th gen. front will always be my first choice.
Which brings me to my dilemma; the taillights. I cannot stand the wannabe widened C4 Vette taillights have to go.
What makes it worse is knowing that the ZL1 which has the best looking front end and has been saved from the nosejob is still stuck with those taillights.
They should have used the blazer lights!!!
It’s going to need more than new headlights….This new 19MY Camaro is hideous!
Why does GM need to put a crease or edge in every bumper, fender, door, hood, etc. these days? That horizontal crease on the bottom of the rear bumper does not look good to me. The design just doesn’t flow well just like the front face of the new Silverado. GM needs to hire new designers and a Design Chief and get away from all these goofy design cues. And for heaven’s sake put a pair of real headlights on the thing.
Off topic, but the V6 for 2019 has 355-HP.
And what is up with GM’s Chevy website. One minute the configurator for the 2019 Camaro is up, then its gone….Frustrating.
Erm… it’s 335 horsepower. Save for the 10-speed tranny on the SS, the 2019 Camaro’s powertrain hasn’t changed… neither has the output.
The “Blazer” should have really been called “CAMARO SUV” for the interior, C-pillar window and other design cues come right from the Camaro Coupe. And why do the new rear taillights from the 2019 Camaro look exactly like the 1971 Chevy Vega??? The Blazer name should have been used for an upcoming SILVERADO BODIED VARIANT instead. C & K versions (2WD & 4WD) I love the 2017/2018 Camaro design much better and they should have just refined that design gradually for 2019/2020. Also the “Blazer” should have the very same engine choices as the Camaro… now THAT would be absolutely great! Change the name though… while there’s still time.
Interestingly, not too many comments that the 2019 isn’t available with factory/dealer installed fog lights!!!