Chevy Reactivates 2019 Camaro Online Configurator8
After some downtime, the online configurator for the 2019 Camaro is back up and running.
Chevy initially launched the configurator for the updated Camaro around September 13th, but took it down shortly after. We imagine that the configurator was removed due to errors in the system, as various GM Authority readers as well as members of the GM Authority staff reported having issues with the builder.
Either way, prospective customers can now go ahead and configure the updated pony car to their hearts’ content – for real this time. New for the 2019 model year is a lower base price intended to help close the sales gap with the current-generation Ford Mustang by undercutting the price of entry levels models, in some cases by as much as $1,120 (including destination).
Chevrolet Camaro Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser admitted in an interview last month that the Ford Mustang “has been eating [Camaro’s] lunch” in terms of sales for the sixth-generation Camaro. The lower base price of entry-level Camaro LS and LT models is seen as a means of wooing buyers who aren’t necessarily devoted, diehard fans of either brand.
Also new for the 2019 Camaro is a pair of new front fascias – one for the LS, LT, and RS models, and a unique, rather controversial fascia for the SS – as well as three new exterior colors: Satin Steel Gray Metallic, Shadow Gray Metallic, and Riverside Blue Metallic. Bright Yellow, Nightfall Gray Metallic, Hyper Blue Metallic, and Arctic Blue Metallic have all been deleted to make way for those new hues.
Additionally, there are two new models to the lineup – the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 3LT Coupe and 3LT Convertible, while the LS Convertible model has been discontinued. Sadly, the Camaro Redline Edition and Camaro Hot Wheels Edition models have been discontinued, as well.
But one of the most tantalizing changes – at least for those on a budget – is the extension of the 1LE package to the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro with the 2.0L turbo LTG engine, which puts track-focused handling and cooling features in the hands of an all-new subset of buyers. The package includes a black hood wrap, front splitter, rear blade spoiler, 20-inch forged alloy rims wrapped in performance summer rubber, Brembo brakes, a performance suspension package borrowed from the high-powered SS model, and plenty more. The price for 1LE package on the 2019 Camaro Turbo is $4,500.
The refreshed 2019 Camaro will start at $25,995 including destination, with pricing exceeding $70k quite readily on the 650-horsepower ZL1 model with the 6.2L supercharged LT4 V8 engine. Tick every box and you can bring a Camaro ZL1 Convertible past $76k before you get to any dealer-installed accessories.
To build and price your own 2019 Camaro just the way you like it, head on over to the official Chevrolet website and hit up the online configurator tool here.
About Chevrolet Camaro
The ChevroletÂ Camaro is a family ofÂ sports cars that includes a two-door coupe and two-door soft-top convertible as well as various performance variants such as SS, 1LE, ZL1 and ZL1 1LE. The legendaryÂ nameplate was firstÂ introducedÂ in 1966 and went outÂ of production in 2002, when the model was in itsÂ fourth generation. TheÂ Camaro was re-introduced in 2009Â as an all-new fifth-generation model based on theÂ GM Zeta platform.
TheÂ Camaro is currently Chevrolet'sÂ most affordable sports car,Â slottingÂ below theÂ Chevrolet Corvette.Â The current model was introduced for theÂ 2016 model year and represents theÂ sixth generation of theÂ Camaro nameplate. The model rides on theÂ GM Alpha platformÂ shared with theÂ Cadillac ATSÂ andÂ Cadillac CTS, though the majority ofÂ the architecture underpinning the CamaroÂ are unique to it.
The 2018Â ChevyÂ Camaro represents theÂ third model year of the sixth-genÂ Camaro thatÂ deletedÂ the Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition and the Krypton Green exterior color, while adding the ZL1 1LE Extreme Track Performance Package. There's alsoÂ an expanded availability of the SS 1LE Track Performance Package, which is nowÂ available on the 2SS Coupe,Â as well as the addition ofÂ a washer fluid level sensor.
A midcycle refreshÂ arrives for the 2019 model year that introduces new, model-specificÂ front and rear styling, a new trim level structure for LT models that adds a new 3LT trim, and a new 1LE track performance package for the 2.0L Turbo LTG engine. The 2019 Camaro also brings the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission for SS models, the Rear Camera Mirror,Â third-generation infotainment systems,Â and various other enhancements.
The gen sixÂ ChevyÂ CamaroÂ is assembled forÂ all markets byÂ GM USAÂ at theÂ GMÂ Lansing Grand RiverÂ plantÂ in Lansing, Michigan, USA.
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I think the base headlights look better than the uplevel units.
Is the Camaro actually that limited to packages or is it because the configurator isn’t finalized?
For instance, you can’t get a 1SS with 10spd AND HUD. The HUD forces you into the 1LE which is 6spd exclusive. Can’t get a black rear spoiler without 1LE.
Basically what I was trying to do was spec a cheap SS with some nice Gran touring options – HUD, sun roof, front splitter, rear spoiler. Something subdued, not a complete track beast with a hefty price tag. Target was $40K. It seems like all or nothing with the configurator
The configurator is correct.
HUD is not a standalone feature offered with the base 1SS. It is bundled and is considered an up-level item, and to get it you’ll either need the up-level trim level (2SS) or the up level 1LE track performance package.
After all, GM is running a for-profit business, not a free-for-all (see Ford and its ever-declining profits).
Black accents (spoiler, good, mirrors, etc.) are part of the 1LE package, but you can always get the spoiler by itself as an official accessory… or choose from the myriad of their official spoilers available for the Camaro.
Wish they’d reactivate the grill from last year’s model.
They said that Hot Wheels edition was discontinued but you can still get the Orange Crush color for extra bucks.
When will the “Build & Price” for the new 2019 Silverado 1500 be posted on the Chevrolet website?
That’s what everybody is waiting for!
Hey Al O., do you think the new Mustang will still eat 2019 Camaro’s ass in sales!!!!!!????? I sure think so! You did nothing in my eyes to stop the “ass eating” in sales by the Mustang! I own a 2018 SS,and sure glad I do! The 2019 styling is no “ass kicking” look/style that I would love/be proud of like my 2018! Come on Chevrolet engineers,you can do much better than this!