Hot or Not: What do You Think of the 2019 Camaro’s Facelift?

By Emily Eppley | June 8th, 2018

 

Chevrolet wanted to keep the 2019 Chevy Camaro’s styling exciting and fresh, but did the team create a car that “mehs” instead of “wows”? Let us know what you think.

The Camaro’s front fascia is the biggest change to this performance pony’s design, but there are also some other upgrades that inject more life into even the base level trim. Check out what’s coming down the straightaway for the new Camaro before it arrives in showrooms late this year.

Up front, the 2019 Camaro gets a new badge, front bumper, and restyled headlamps, which help optimized air flow for more efficient cooling and minimize drag and lift. Chevy has also made the front ends of the LS and LT, RS, and SS models more distinct so you can show off your choice of Camaro with more pride. The SS trim receives a deeper, more pronounced grille that pushes the front bumper farther down and allows more air into the engine area.

The new “flowtie” badge, which is only available on the SS model, plays on the Chevy bow tie emblem you see on the grille. Instead of being a solid emblem, it is an outline without a center section that allows for optimal air flow. Plus, the new dual-element headlamps, LED signature lights, and reshaped hood serve up an aggressive front end that’s sure to leave an impression in rearview mirrors.

All trims receive new LED taillamps with a sculpted version of Chevrolet’s signature dual-element design. It all ties together to create a head-turning package.

2019 Camaro SS front fascia features a “flowtie” open bowtie grille emblem and aero-enhancing air curtains, plus specific headlamps with new LED signature and extractor-style hood.

Some of the most exciting details on the 2019 Chevy Camaro are under the skin. In earlier years, the 1LE performance package was available on V-6 and V-8 Camaros. In 2019, though, the base four-cylinder turbocharged engine will get this canyon-carving option. This new 1LE Turbo package will combine the FE3 suspension from the Camaro SS, which includes re-tuned dampers, and stiffer bushings and ball joints, and heavy-duty brakes with the 2.0-liter engine’s 275 horsepower and lower weight. The latter results in a near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution.

You can also look forward to a Driver Mode Selector that allows you to customize your Camaro’s sound, feel, and looks. Stay in the classic sport mode for a traditional sports car sound and response. But if you switch to the new track mode, the Camaro will take on a livelier personality thanks to special instrument readouts, launch control, shift lights, and engine behavior.

The newest Camaro will also get the latest and greatest tech in the cabin. The next-generation Infotainment 3 system will come standard with a 7-inch color touchscreen, but there will be an 8-inch screen in higher trims. Thanks to its standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the Infotainment 3 system can look, feel, and respond just like your smartphone or tablet, plus its intuitive interface is more  personalized than before. You’ll also get the available cloud connection, navigation, voice recognition, and additional apps to customize your experience.

Other new tech features include the standard rear camera mirror on 2SS and ZL1, and optional forward collision alert.

For more details on how you can secure your 2019 Chevrolet Camaro, talk to one of our team members today. Make an appointment or stop by to test drive any of our in-stock Camaros. See our inventory online now.

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