In a world gone mad for crossovers, SUVs and pickups, Chevrolet is updating much of its '19 auto lineup with fresh grilles and fascias, new infotainment systems, a sporty RS trim version of the Malibu and 4-cyl. track-intended Turbo 1LE Camaro.
Chevy hasn't mentioned any changes in the power department, so we have to assume the standard Camaro's 2.0-liter turbo has 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. A standard six-speed manual gearbox is still available for the Camaro SS. Some of the features include an FE3 suspension with larger diameter front and rear stabilizer bars, specifically tuned dampers, stiffer rear cradle bushings and cross-axis ball joints; summer-only 20-inch tires, a Brembo brake package and the Driver Mode Selector with Sport Mode and new Track mode. Also receiving minor upgrades are the taillights which now come with LED lighting and a dual-element design. Recaro seats are available.
Local prices for the Chevrolet Camaro will be revealed closer to the vehicles launch date.
Chevrolet showcased its 2019 Camaro which had a bold design, novel high tech features and a Turbo 1LE.
Chevrolet has applied a similar variety of choice to its popular micro-car, the Spark, which for 2019 will add more exterior colour options - including purple, fuchsia, orange and red - in a move created to attract more female buyers.
Visually, the 2019 Camaro's grille details and hood and fascia vents were designed for optimized air flow, either to cool components or help minimize drag or lift. The Camaro is set to have a couple of variations of the front end for the different trims to help better differentiate them. Chevy also notes that 2019 Camaro's will be capable of receiving over-the-air software updates. RS and SS models also get new 20-inch wheels for 2019.
New 17-inch wheels designs are added across the trim levels with new 18-inch machined wheels will be available for the RS package. The new Infotainment 3 system integrated into the seven-inch screen also has an improved Bluetooth connectivity. Infotainment 3 operates similar to how a smartphone or tablet would, and features cloud capability, voice recognition, and a generous array of apps.
Chevy also says it's improved the Camaro's rear-vision camera, rear camera mirror and performance data recorder systems.
It's unclear whether the Turbo 1LE will ever make it to Australia, though with the Camaro 2SS-spec model due this year, it's unlikely we're going to see a 2.0-litre turbo showing up with it.