Not a major overhaul year for the Chevrolet Camaro there is still big news regarding it out of Detroit, the addition of a Turbo 1LE to the 2019 lineup.
The Turbo 1LE joins the V6 1LE, SS 1LE and well-known ZL1 1LE to round out the 1LE family for the 2019 model year. With the new engine comes a six-speed manual transmission and a chassis derived from its track ready brethren, the v6 1LE. With a nearly 50/50 weight balance the newest Camaro package is destined to stick through the corners like the rest of the family and packs a 2.0L turbo with 275 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. Brembo brakes, various driving modes, flat bottom steering wheel and optional Rear racing seats help round out the racecar feel.
It was not just the Turbo 1LE Camaro that was newsworthy for Chevrolet, but the entire Camaro line got some notable improvements.
Camaro SS now offered with 10L80 10-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission featuring custom launch control and line lock
Chevrolet Infotainment 3 systems, including available navigation
New available Rear Camera Mirror*
New available Forward Collision Alert*
The 2019 Camaro’s updated designs are not only striking but also help to improve performance. For instance, the grille details and hood and fascia vents were designed for optimized air flow, either to cool components or help minimize drag or lift. Camaro designers follow the mantra that all elements must not only be beautiful but also enhance performance.
Design highlights include:
New front-end styling with distinct differences between LS/LT, RS and SS, including the fascia, grille, LED dual-element headlamps and reshaped hood (ZL1 retains its airflow-optimized front-end styling) SS-specific front fascia with “flowtie” open bowtie grille emblem and aero-enhancing air curtains, specific headlamps with new LED signature and extractor-style hood
RS Appearance Package available on LT adds unique polished black grille with Galvano Chrome lower inserts, new LED headlamps with LED signature light bar, specific rear fascia with rear diffuser and 20-inch wheels
New rear fascias for all models, with specific diffusers on RS and SS when equipped with Dual Mode Exhaust
New LED taillamps with a more sculptured evolution of Chevrolet’s signature dual-element design; red lenses are featured on LS and LT, with RS, SS and ZL1 featuring dark-tinted neutral-density lenses
New 20-inch wheel designs on RS and SS