Chevrolet must have felt that the sixth-generation Camaro needed some updates for the 2019 model year because the new Camaro looks a whole heck of a lot different. Mechanically, most trim levels haven’t changed that much, but the exterior of the car is a whole new spin on the Camaro’s overall styling.
Keeping with its conventions of the current muscle car, the 2019 Camaro will have different looks depending on the trim and engine. The four-cylinder and V6 models look different than the V8 model. The differences are much more apparent than with the current car. The entire front end is different depending on the model that you buy.
The lower trim levels feature a split grille design that’s not all that bad to look at, but the SS trim level features a largely blacked-out front end. It’s not exactly an upgrade from the current-generation car. While it’s not bad looking, we’re not thrilled with it either. The rear end is a different story. It features larger taillights with a new dual-element running light signature. The horizontal lines give the rear a low and wide look. It’s an attractive backside.
The exterior changes may be the most notable, but there are additional updates to other parts of the car as well. This includes a new transmission, upgrades for the infotainment system, and a new Turbo 1LE trim. Still, the thing that everyone will be talking about is how radically different the 2019 Camaro looks.
Here are the details for the 2019 Chevy Camaro:
- Engines stay the same. There’s the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, 3.6-liter V6, and 6.2-liter V8.
- There’s now the option of the 10-speed auto can be had with the Camaro SS.
- Chevrolet added the Turbo 1LE to the lineup, which comes with the four-cylinder engine, FE3 suspension included on other high-performance Camaros, performance summer tires, Brembo brakes, nearly 50/50 weight balance, driver mode selector, a suede flat-bottom steering wheel and Recaro seats.
- The next-generation infotainment system includes either a 7 or 8-inch screen. The system should be easier to use and even smoother than before.
- There’s a standard rear camera mirror that offers a wider view from the rear of the car than a conventional rearview mirror.
- Forward collision alert is now available along with several other active and passive safety features like OnStar automatic crash response and OnStar crisis assist.
- There are also improvements to the performance data recorder system.
While the updates to the infotainment system and the addition of the 10-speed to the SS V8 are important details, most people will be discussing the Camaro’s new radical face. To be honest, we’re not huge fans of the front end, but the rear looks fantastic. The 2019 Camaro should hit dealership showroom floors later this year.