Chevrolet unveiled its restyled 2019 Camaro, boasting performance-oriented visuals, new convenience and active safety tech, as well as the first ever Turbo 1LE model.
Among the many highlights found on the 2019 Camaro range is the SS version’s 10-speed paddle-shift automatic gearbox with custom launch control and line lock, Chevrolet Infotainment 3 systems with sat-nav, the new Rear Camera Mirror and Forward Collision Alert.
“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,” stated Chevy marketing boss, Steve Majoros. “It’s a performer with few competitors and a pillar of Chevrolet’s energized car lineup.”
According to Chevrolet, the car’s new look is driven by performance, as the grille, hood and front fascia vents were all designed for optimized air flow – either to cool components or help minimize drag/lift.
The new front-end styling offers distinct differences between LS/LT, RS and SS versions, differences that include the grille, LED dual-element headlights and reshaped hood. ZL1 models retain their airflow-optimized front styling, while the SS boasts the flowtie (open bowtie) grille emblem, aero-enhancing air curtains, specific headlights with a new LED signature and an extractor-style hood.
Regarding the RS Appearance Package, it’s available on the LT and adds a unique polished black grille with Galvano Chrome lower inserts, new LED headlights with the LED signature light bar, 20-inch wheels and a specific rear fascia with a new rear diffuser. In fact, Chevy says that all models get new rear fascias, with specific designs being found on RS and SS versions equipped with the Dual Mode Exhaust system.
275 HP Turbo 1LE version joins the lineup
Rounding out the Camaro lineup for 2019 is the new Turbo 1LE model, joining the V6 1LE, SS 1LE and the ZL1 1LE. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 275 HP and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque, the Camaro Turbo 1LE comes exclusively with a 6-speed manual gearbox and a bespoke chassis package derived from the V6 1LE.
Other features include the FE3 suspension with larger diameter front and rear stabilizer bars, custom dampers, stiffer rear cradle bushings, Brembo brake package with low-metallic performance pads, a Drive Mode Selector with Sport, Track and Competition Modes and a standard suede flat-bottom steering wheel and shift knob, plus available Recaro seats.
As for tech, the 2019 Camaro boasts Chevy’s next-gen Infotainment 3 system, which operates similarly to a smartphone or a tablet, providing a cloud connection for enhanced personalization, available sat-nav, voice recognition, apps and over-the-air software updates. The standard system gets a 7-inch color touchscreen, although a larger 8-inch one is also available.
On the safety front, new technologies include the standard Rear Camera Mirror on 2SS and ZL1 models, an improved standard rear-vision camera system, Forward Collision Alert and an enhanced Performance Data Recorder system.