GM offers an optional engine upgrade for the 2023 Chevy Camaro, with buyers of the 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT trim levels having the option to choose the naturally-aspirated GM 3.6L V6 LGX in place of the standard turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG engine. Now, GM Authority has learned that Camaro units equipped with the LGX engine are under heavy constraint, with the 3LT trim under extreme constraint.
The General is currently building 2023 Chevy Camaro 1LT and 2LT vehicles with the optional V6 LGX under a 19 percent allocation constraint. Simply put, only one fifth of what GM was initially planning on building and allocating to dealers is currently being manufactured. Meanwhile, production of the 3LT trim with the V6 LGX amounts to just 1 percent of planned allocation, resulting in very few units in that configuration rolling down the assembly line.
As a reminder, the 1LS, 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trim levels are all equipped as standard with the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG engine rated at 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. It can be matched to either the GM six-speed manual transmission or the GM eight-speed automatic.
The V6 LGX isn’t offered as an option on the 2023 Chevy Camaro’s base 1LS trim. Buyers of the 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT trims can select it as an optional engine upgrade priced at $1,595. The engine develops 335 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque and is paired with either the GM six-speed manual or the GM ten-speed automatic.
However, some options previously made unavailable by supply issues have since become available again. In October 2022, GM brought back three door accent trim kits after they were deleted on the 2023 Camaro in June. At that time, GM also restored availability of the 20-inch Caliente wheel option (RPO code 57V).
Order banks for the 2023 Chevy Camaro will close in June 2023 and production will stop on August 3rd, 2023, as GM Authority was the first to report in November. A special-edition farewell package, possibly named the Heritage Edition, is planned for the 2024 Chevy Camaro, which would be the final model year.