Detroit-based Chevrolet today unveiled new Camaro models for 2019. The new model lineup features distinctive designs, new technologies, and the first-ever Turbo 1LE.
The new Camaro Turbo 1LE joins the V6 1LE, SS 1LE, and ZL1 1LE to round out the mark’s lineup of 1LE autos. The Turbo 1LE comes exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission and a tailored chassis package derived from the V6 1LE to offer track-capable performance. Highlights include:
- FE3 suspension with larger diameter front and rear stabilizer bars, specifically tuned dampers, stiffer rear cradle bushings and cross-axis ball joints in the rear tow links that enhance lateral stiffness
- Split front/rear summer-only tire sizes: P245/40R20 (front) and P275/35R20 (rear)
- 2.0L turbo engine with 275 hp (205 kW) and 295 lb-ft of torque (400 Nm)
- Brembo brake package with low-metallic performance pads
- Nearly 50/50 weight balance
- Driver Mode Selector with Sport Mode and new Track Mode; Competition Mode (within Sport and Track Modes) includes performance instrument readouts, launch control, shift lights and more
- Standard sueded flat-bottom steering wheel and shift knob plus available Recaro seats
The 2019 Camaro offerings also includes the SS that has a 10L80 10-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission with custom launch control and line lock. The new Camaro also has a rear camera mirror and available forward collision alert.
In addition to an updated design that includes Chevrolet’s innovative “flowtie” and airflow-optimized front-end styling, the new Camaros also feature LED tail lamps and 20-inch wheels.
The 2019 Camaro offers Chevrolet’s next-generation Infotainment 3 with all-new systems that provide a more personalized experience and a more intuitive interface.
The infotainment systems offer functionality that mimics the latest smartphones and tablets, along with cloud connection designed to enhance personalization, available navigation, voice recognition, apps, and more. They allow vehicle software updates to be automatically uploaded over the air, as well.
The standard system features a 7-inch-diagonal color touchscreen. An 8-inch diagonal touchscreen running Infotainment 3 is available, including one with navigation.
“Lauded since its introduction for its balance of driving fun, refinement, and value, the restyled 2019 Camaro reaches even higher with more of the design, technology, and choices that customers want,” says Steve Majoros, Chevy’s marketing director for cars and crossovers. “It’s a performer with few competitors and a pillar of Chevrolet’s energized car lineup.”
The 2019 Camaro lineup joins Cruze, Malibu, and Spark as part of Chevrolet’s revitalized 2019 lineup of cars.