Chevy Redesigns Camaro For 2019MY, Launches Turbo 1LE Model And 10sp Auto

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.

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  • Christian

    Duno, but looks just like my retarded brother?

    • Moveon Libtards

      Spoken like s true 6 year old.

      Do you think discriminating against mentally challenged people is funny?

    • Liam Paul

      Wow, isn’t your brother lucky to have you for a Brother.

  • Dennis Scipio

    The SS kinda looks almost like a Hyundai from the front.

    • Christian

      Isn¨t that racist to say tho?

      • Moveon Libtards
      • Six_Tymes

        does that word actually represent a race now? what area of the planet are they from?

        • Christian

          Sweden!

      • Dr Strangefingger

        Your mom’s racist.

        • Christian

          She died last year fighting over cancer. 🙁

          • Dr Strangefingger

            You lie on this site too much for me to believe that.

            And how would that change things anyway???? 🙁

          • Christian

            lied? Top five things I lied about on this site! Stop and think about it, before you try to mansplaining!

  • Bash

    Those rear lights would look better if blacked out imo.

    • SgtBeavis

      Yea, I think I would dig that. It’ll be easy enough to remedy if you ever buy one.

  • João Ricardo

    The rear lights look god awful!

  • That Ross Chap

    The added muscularity gives the whole car an increased aggression which really suits it, however the rear lights are rather bland and the gaping grill at the front and the different but rather bland headlights makes the front look like a student design, or a render of what the replacement could look like, and worst of all, it just doesn’t look like a Camaro – it looks more like a Dodge.

  • SgtBeavis

    I really dig the new front clip of the RS but the SS just looks terrible to me. This year Chevy is just putting too much into the grills of their cars. I get it that they are trying to make the SS more aggressive but you can definitely take it too far and they have here. The RS looks kinda classy and I think it’s a design that will age well.

    The rear is a nice improvement. Very clean.

  • Merc1

    Damn it looks good.

    M

  • pjl35

    Chevy, STOP ruining all your models/making them look worse! They’re now 4/4 with the facelifts they’ve revealed this week. UGH.

    • Ron

      I your opinion.

      • pjl35

        well obviously, that’s a given lol

      • no25

        “I your opinion”? wtf?

    • Jay

      They released this for everyone who hated the previous F/L. IMO the headlights are just ugly. The tail lights look good but just seem out of place.

  • Mr. Crankypants

    The Mustang front end for 2018 was redone for increases in aerodynamic efficiency and remains controversial. Now it’s Camaro’s turn to take the heat.

    • Moveon Libtards

      “Controversial”…For those who have limited vocabularies.

  • Evo45

    Newer but uglier BumbleBee confirmed.

    Just come on Chevy, you could do it better. Even rear lights looks better than front.

  • ZYGIUS

    WTF?????

  • kachuks

    Isn’t this just a redone 5th-gen front and rear?

  • Jason Miller

    Ewwwwwwwww

    • Jason Miller

      Was trying to figure out what the front reminded me of, and now I have it. It looks like a current gen Camaro that’s rear ended someone…

      • Eythan Aldrich

        pre-facelift is better than this right?

  • fabri99

    This looks nothing like a Camaro. At first I thought it was a new Charger…

  • iea96

    That front logo placement on the SS hurts my eyes

  • They try to make the front modern but really, they just ruin the muscularity of the design.

  • Moveon Libtards

    Still looks better than a Toyota.

  • Wow, that’s ugly!

  • Mr. Crankypants

    Ford claims the 2018 Mustang front end was inspired by Darth Vader’s helmet. Seems the 2019 Camaro RS front end may have been inspired by The Joker.

  • Mr. Crankypants

    Well it’s nice to see the Vega’s taillamps again…
    NOT

    • THEY DOUBLE UP ON THEM.

    • Six_Tymes

      lol

  • Autoexperte

    it looks not bad

  • Mikestroh

    Sorry Chevy…..it doesn’t look good at all…the rear end new tail lamp design and the front end.

  • Soob

    Kinda ruined it…

  • DMax

    Jesus… I’m a Camaro fan and I really liked what they did with the 6th Gen styling wise. It was aggressive and sexy, makes Mustang look plane jane standing next to the Camaro. Yes, it’s not different enough from the 5th Gen but I think it’s an improvement over the 5th. This redesign is just plain wtf though. How could Chevy greenlight this abomination? I think Chevy has a separate design team that works on midlife refreshes. They messed up the 5th Gen refresh for 2014/15 model years, but not as bad as this. Now they mess up the 6th Gen too. I can’t believe this crap.

  • Robert Eller

    It’s a bit weird at first but reminds of the second gen Camaro with the large grill.

  • BlackPegasus

    Why? 😒

  • Liam Paul

    Really good looking updates, it should help push sales up for a while.

    • Six_Tymes

      yeah true, of the 2018’s

  • Status

    Retro needs to die. It’s ruining this cars appearance.

  • Paul

    Get rid of these freaking designers.

  • Knuckle Buck

    Ok i can see where all the old Cavalier rear end caps ended up…

  • Puddingpopper

    Epic fail

  • Six Thousand Times

    Looks good, wish you could see out of it .

    • Althea Later

      I know… the visibility is horrendous. I understand they don’t want the tall greenhouse of a Subaru Forester… but this is ridiculous.

  • LJ

    What the actual fuck.

    • Six_Tymes

      my friend has this https://amzn.to/2qpofuX now I understand why after seeing this redesign. maybe it will grow on me, but at first look I had the same response as you.

  • mas921

    So ugly!!

  • Rick Alexander

    Hmmmm… well it’s definitely different. The bowtie doesn’t work on the bumper as well as it does between the headlights. The front end definitely has more character, but the design makes the car appear heavier. The rear lights look like they belong on an economy car, not a muscle car. Rear lights should’ve been sleeker IMO. I’d like to see if they improved the interior at all. Overall, I’ll give Chevy a C for effort. It’s a nice refresh, but not better, just different IMO.

  • Pedro Pereira

    Wow… That’s horrible.

  • Emoto

    I give this update a solid “MEH”.

    I think the 2016-18 looks better.

  • LOOKS LIKE CRAP.

  • WM sap

    REFRESH THE DAM IMPALA BEFORE YOU DISCONTINUE IT

  • LWOAP

    Not digging those tail lights. That front I can live with.

  • Matt
    • Nordschleife

      My thoughts exactly Matt. If they approve my comment, I made mention of this.

    • Six_Tymes

      damn, your right. I forgot about that

  • S3XY

    Ewwwww. Gets worse and worse every year.

  • S3XY

    Get your eyes checked.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Nice RX-8 taillights.

  • MarketAndChurch

    It probably looks better in person. I like the raked/slanted grille on the convertible, but I think it would work better on a front end designed around it rather than forcing it onto this front end where it doesn’t look quite at home.

  • no25

    So now Chevy has ruined the Malibu, Cruze, Spark, and now the Camaro. Pic 5/11 looks almost as bad as the Avalon’s new grille.

  • Mr_Fanta_Pants

    Someone needs to take the ugly sick away from Chevy designers.

  • Althea Later

    Looks like a raccoon. And the third brake light should be a bump on top of the trunk just behind the seats… looks ugly and cheap in the lid.

  • Thomas Elkins

    Yikes! What did they do to it?

  • Fabián Montiel

    I really like the new tail lights but the front is just a no, specially in the SS trim. I hope they don’t ruin ZL1 and just change the rear like the fifth generation. Not only they ruin the Cruze and Spark, now the Camaro, Wow Chevy.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    that front-end looks like a Honda to me, terrible !!!!

  • Nick099

    Too “anime” styling for me.

    As for the 4 cylinder turbo…I guess different strokes for different folks but at only 275 hp???
    That particular engine is the same that is used in the Caddy ATS turbo sport. It is well capable of producing over 500 hp …reliably.

  • Enter Ranting

    The front is terrible!

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