The Shock and Steel package on the 2022 Camaro will be unavailable at least through the end of October, GM Authority has learned from sources familiar with the matter. In fact, the lack of availability could even extend past that.
The Shock and Steel Special Edition (RPO code B2E) package offered on the 2022 Camaro includes a variety of aesthetic exterior upgrades for both the Coupe and the Convertible body styles, featuring a prominent racing-inspired center stripe and select colors, namely Rapid Blue (an extra-cost color), Summit White, Satin Steel Metallic, and Black. The blue gets the Silver accents on each side of the center stripe, while all others get the Shock accents.
The package is offered on 2LT and 3LT trims, where it includes the RS Package (RPO code WRS), as well as on the 2SS trim level. It is not available in conjunction with the SS 1LE Track Performance Package (A1Y) or the 1LS, 1LT, LT1, or ZL1 trims.
More specifically, the 2022 Chevy Camaro Shock and Steel package includes the following content:
- Black RS and SS badges
- 20-inch blade-design aluminum wheels (Q7F or 56Y)
- Carbon Flash Metallic-painted outside mirrors
- Carbon Flash Metallic stripe with either Shock or Silver accents
- Black fuel-filler door with visible carbon-fiber insert (VQL)
- Brembo 4-piston performance brake calipers (J55)
- Yellow-painted brake calipers (J6E)
- Carbon-fiber instrument panel molding (3DL)
- Premium carpeted floor mats (VYW)
- Body-color high-wing spoiler with stripe on Coupe models (D5Z)
Regarding the brake calipers listed above, LT models feature front painted calipers while the SS features front and rear painted calipers as part of the Shock and Steel package.
In fact, the Shock and Steel package is one of two special editions available for the 2022 Camaro, with the other being the Redline Edition (WBL). Pricing for the Shock and Steel package is $2,995 on 2LT and 3LT trims and $4,395 on the 2SS trim.
2022 represents the seventh model year of the current, sixth-generation Camaro with minor changes and updates. Changes for the 2022 model year of the Camaro include the introduction of Rapid Blue and Vivid Orange exterior colors. Chevy is also offering three design packages featuring various color and graphics combinations, available on the LT, LT1, and SS. Incidentally, the three design packages are seeing similar constraints as the Shock & Steel Package.
Another noteworthy change for the 2022 Camaro is the discontinuation of the 1LE Track Performance Package for LT models, as GM Authority was first to report. The 1LE package is still available for the Camaro SS (as the SS 1LE Track Performance Package) and for the ZL1 (as the ZL1 1LE Extreme Track Performance Package). Both of those packages, however, feature different content and equipment compared to the 1LE Track Performance Package for LT models.
Like the Shock and Steel package, the design packages of the 2022 Camaro are also highly constrained, with little to no availability, and not expected to open up again until at least the end of the calendar year.
Worse yet, many 2022 Camaro features will have limited availability at startup, including the Rapid Blue paint color mentioned earlier as well as the Camaro Redline Edition. Furthermore, the 3.6L V6 LGX engine will not be available until later in the 2022 model year.
Camaro production at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan has been an on-again, off-again affair, with the ongoing global semiconductor shortage impacting production of not only the Chevy Camaro, but also the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 luxury sedans that are also built at the facility.
Lack of availability for so many packages and features on the 2022 Camaro and production delays won’t help an already declining market share for Chevy’s muscle car.
Sales Numbers - Two-Door Muscle Cars - H1 2021 - USA
|MODEL||YTD 21 / YTD 20||YTD 21||YTD 20||YTD 21 SHARE||YTD 20 SHARE|
Chevy Camaro sales for the first nine months of 2021 totaled 15,084 units, a 32-percent decrease compared to the same timeframe in 2020, when 22,226 units were sold. The results give the Camaro a 15 percent share of the two-door muscle car segment, down from 21 percent a year ago.