The last time Chevy upgraded the Camaro was 2015 with the introduction of the sixth-generation. Back then, it got some much-needed refinements to stay relevant with the onslaught of modern cars. Three years later, I wouldn’t call it outdated (I tested the 2017 Camaro and it looked fantastic) but it did feel about time for a cycle refresh to improve its appeal. Enter the 2019 Chevy Camaro.
The 2019 Camaro mostly improves the exterior but it does add a few under the hood upgrades. The overall design of the Camaro stayed the same; it’s still the same two-door muscle car we’ve come to love, but now the front and rear end look a lot meaner.
There now two different front fascias for the Camaro: the SS V8 gets its own special version different from the V6 and four-cylinder version. Both look extremely mean, and by that we mean they look awesome. The headlights have been refined with longer daytime running lights and the bumper got some slight tweaking. The V8’s in particular looks menacing with an all-black grill and blacked out bumper.
Chevy introduced a new turbocharged four-cylinder 1LE that adds engine, transmission and differential coolers, launch controls and enhanced engine sounds. The SS also saw some upgrades with a new 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission with available launch control and line-stock.
Chevy didn’t announce any changes to the interior, but that’s not much of a deal breaker. It was already as modern as most cars with a digital instrument cluster, heads-up display and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.
Pricing nor availability was announced for the 2019 Camaro, but it is expected to go on sale by the end of the year