General Motors has released a navigation upgrade kit for the refreshed sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, GM Authority has exclusively discovered. That means that owners of a 2019 or 2020 model-year Camaro without embedded navigation but with the proper head unit who wish to have built-in nav can do so with relative ease, although there’s somewhat of a small catch.
Assigned RPO Code S54 and GM part number 84250952, the navigation upgrade kit – otherwise known as the nav card kit – comes in the form of an SD card that owners simply insert into the SD card slot of their Chevrolet Camaro. According to one Chevrolet dealer’s service center, there is no programming required, meaning that it’s a simple plug-and-play situation. Meanwhile, another dealer has told us that a software update (reflash) is required.
According to our dealer sources, the part just became available over the last two weeks and can now be ordered.
The availability is where things can get a bit tricky. That’s because the Camaro navigation upgrade kit is only available for vehicles with the 8-inch Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System. In other words, the nav card kit is not compatible with base Camaro models equipped with the 7-inch infotainment system.
Hence, the nav upgrade kit is only available on the 1LT, 2LT, LT1, and 1SS trim levels starting with the 2019 and 2020 Camaro models. Lower end models (such as the LS) have the basic 7-inch system that’s not compatible with this upgrade, while up-level models (like the 3LT, 2SS, and ZL1) already have the system with built-in navigation.
|System RPO Code||System||Screen||Features||Nav Upgrade Kit Compatible?|
|IOR||Chevrolet Infotainment 3||7-inch color||AM/FM radio, Bluetooth audio streaming for 2 active devices, voice command pass-through to phone, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capable.||No|
|IOS||Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus||8-inch color HD||AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth audio streaming for 2 active devices, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capable, voice recognition, in-vehicle apps, cloud connected personalization for select infotainment and vehicle settings.||Yes|
|IOT||Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus with Connected Navigation||8-inch color HD||AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth audio streaming for 2 active devices, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capable, enhanced voice recognition, additional memory for in-vehicle apps, cloud connected personalization for select infotainment and vehicle settings||No, already equipped with embedded nav|
Again, this upgrade is only applicable to models 2019 and 2020 model-year Camaros with the 8-inch Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system.
At Chevrolet dealers, the Camaro nav upgrade kit retails for around $425, though the price varies by dealer. However, online retailers are offering the part for around $230, representing significant savings over dealers. Simply perform a web search using this GM part number: 84250952.
The GM Authority Take
If Apple CarPlay and Android Auto isn’t really your cup of team, then this Camaro navigation upgrade kit provides an easy and fairly inexpensive way to gain built-in navigation functionality. But those interested should really make sure that their Camaro is equipped with the 8-inch Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System (RPO code IOS).