On Monday, Chevrolet revealed a mid-cycle facelift for the Camaro, nearly three years after we were first introduced to the all-new sixth generation model of the sports car back in May of 2015.
For some, the release date was a bit of a surprise, as GM could have launched the car in New York a couple of weeks ago, but we gather that’s another sign of our times, as carmakers are paying less and less attention to motor shows these days.
If you missed our presentation of the refreshed Camaro, you can check it out here. To recap, some of the technical and equipment highlights include the expanded availability of the popular 1LE track package and 10-speed automatic transmission, along with an upgraded infotainment system with a standard 7-inch color touchscreen.
That’s not the only thing that the Camaro brings for the 2019 model year, as Chevy also touched up on the car’s styling. In this piece, we’ve compiled a photo gallery showing the differences over the outgoing 2018MY car in both coupe and convertible forms.
Front: Lights, Grille, Action!
The first thing that pops to mind upon seeing the 2019 Camaro is Bumblebee from the more recent Transformers films. For some, that might not be a good thing…
But seriously, the most obvious change on the front end of the refreshed Camaro is the more proportioned grilles, especially on the base models, with the upper opening growing in height and the lower getting suppressed. While the SS trim continues the split-grille theme, the new black separator looks like it’ll be one of the most controversial parts of the refresh.
The shape of the headlamps has evolved with an LED strip now flowing into the grille. Furthermore, the bumper is more heavily sculpted, while the SS gains a functional heat exchanger on the bonnet and there’s an optional “flowtie” open bowtie emblem.
Rear: Dual Element LED Taillights
Out back, the new sculpted bumper better matches the car’s profile lines, while it also includes a reshaped opening for the license plate and a smoother diffuser that is unique to each trim. However, it’s the redesigned taillights that will allow most to recognize the 2019MY.
If we had to sum up our thoughts on the new dual-element LED tail lamps that get red lenses in base and dark-tinted, neutral-density lenses in RS, SS and ZL1 trims, in a few words, we’d say they give a slightly aftermarket aura. Of course, we need more time to digest their styling, so the final jury is still out on this one.
Anything Else I Need To Know?
Chevy has designed a new set of 20-inch wheels for the RS and SS trims. While the General decided to hold back on details and images of the interior, the company did reveal that all models will get a new infotainment with a standard 7-inch and optional 8-inch touchscreen. All changes apply to both body styles.
Having seen all these photos, what do you think? Cast your vote below.