Camaro Shock Concept Car Leads to Changes to 2020 SS Model

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro SS, which will be available for sale early this fall, takes several design and performance cues from the Camaro Shock concept car that debuted at last autumn’s SEMA show.
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2020 Chevrolet Camaro SS
The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro SS will be available this fall. // Photo courtesy of Chevrolet

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro SS, which will be available for sale early this fall, takes several design and performance cues from the Camaro Shock concept car that debuted at last autumn’s SEMA show.

The new Camaro SS will feature a new front-end design based on the Shock. Camaro LT1 models feature a 455-horsepower V-8. Buyers of models equipped with a 3.6-liter V-6 have a new optional 10-speed automatic transmission available.

“Customers spoke, and we listened,” says Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “The overwhelmingly positive reaction to the Shock’s stylized design helped prompt its transition from concept to production.”

The SS now features a repositioned bowtie emblem in the upper grille and a body-color bar between the upper and lower grilles.

The new LT1 model combines the content and design of the Camaro LT (1LT trim) and SS. It is powered by the LT1 engine, making it the most affordable choice for V-8 performance in the Camaro lineup with a starting MSRP of $34,995.

The Camaro LT1 is offered in coupe and convertible models, with a standard six-speed manual transmission or the new 10-speed automatic. Additional details include:

  • LT exterior styling combined with the SS’s vented hood.
  • LT1 fender badges and black bowtie emblems.
  • 20-inch x 8.5-inch SS style wheels at all four corners and all-season tires (versus the SS’s staggered wheels and summer performance tires).
  • Available Technology Package, including the Chevrolet infotainment system with 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen and Bose premium audio system.

“The new Camaro LT1 is a great choice for those seeking a pure V-8 performance experience,” says Majoros. “And at less than $35,000, it will be one of the most affordable V-8 performers on the market.”

The 2020 Camaro is built at General Motors’ Lansing Grand River Assembly facility.

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