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2019 Chevy Camaro Lineup Gets Refreshed

The 2019 Chevy Camaro lineup is getting a slight overhaul with new designs and updated tech and performance features. The automaker says the changes reflect current market trends.

“Lauded since its introduction for its balance of driving fun, refinement and value, the restyled 2019 Camaro reaches even higher with more of the design, technology, and choices that customers want,” explained Steve Majoros, Chevrolet Marketing Director for Cars and Crossovers.

Performance Upgrades

The new Camaro Turbo 1LE joins the V6 1LE, SS 1LE, and ZL1 1LE to complete Camaro’s lineup of 1LE track cars for 2019. The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine found in the Turbo 1LE is paired to a six-speed manual transmission and creates 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque. A special Drive Mode Selector includes Sport, Track, and Competition modes with performance readouts and launch control.

The chassis, according to Chevrolet, was derived from the V6 1LE to offer solid track performance. Highlights include the FE3 suspension with its larger diameter front and rear stabilizer bars, specifically tuned dampers, stiffer rear cradle bushings, and cross-axis ball joints in the rear tow links to enhance lateral stiffness. Chevrolet also notes the car’s near 50/50 weight balance.

The Turbo 1LE Camaro also includes Brembo bakes with low-metallic performance pads and a flat-bottom steering wheel. Recaro seats are available.

For 2019, the Camaro SS will be offered with launch control and line lock.

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The 2019 Camaro Turbo 1LE features an FE3 suspension and new performance-oriented drive modes. Photo: Chevrolet.

Design Updates

The design tweaks on the 2019 Camaro are as much for performance as they are for looks. The different elements – from the grille and hood, to the fascia vents – were designed to enhance air flow and cooling while minimizing drag. The front ends of each Camaro trim have distinct and specific characteristics to set them apart. The SS front fascia, for example, features an open bowtie, or “flowtie,” along with air curtains, specific headlamps, and an extractor-style hood.

The RS Appearance Package for the LT adds a polished black grille with Galvano Chrome lower inserts, new LED headlamps, LED signature light bar, specific rear fascia with rear diffuser, and 20-inch wheels. The RS and SS also receive new 20-inch wheel designs, and there are new rear fascias for each trim.

Related: From CTS to ZL1: The story of GM’s fastest track car.

Technology Highlights

The 2019 Camaro offers a more “personalized experience” with Chevrolet’s latest Infotainment 3 interface. The automaker says it’s the most advanced infotainment system they have ever developed. The standard layout features a seven-inch diagonal color touchscreen, although an eight-inch one with navigation is available. Infotainment 3 operates similar to how a smartphone or tablet would, and features cloud capability, voice recognition, and a generous array of apps.

New safety add-ons include a standard Rear Camera Mirror for 2SS and ZL1 models which provides a wider field of view and a Forward Collision Alert system.

Pricing & Availability

The refreshed 2019 Camaro is available now and starts at $25,000. By contrast, the performance-oriented ZL1 1LE starts at $70,495.

Photos & Source: Chevrolet.

  1. And it’s still ugly. Chevy needs to give this macho nonsense the heave-ho and go take another look at the very first generation of Camaro.

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