This year the current-generation (which debuted back in 2016) of the Camaro is bringing a new V-8 trim, which is a needed trim for the SS models, and beyond. Chevrolet has made regular updates to the pony car every single year since. The 2020 model is no different, as it gets a new transmission option for the V-6 and its design is getting an update to make up for the controversial styling changes from last year.
The V-8 trim is less expensive than in previous years. The new Camaro LT1 strikes a balance between the 1LT and the higher SS trim available. Coming in $3,000 lower than the 2019 Camaro 1SS it is the most affordable Camaro with the 455-hp 6.2-liter V-8.
The SS model has a big engine (6.2-liter V-8) and a vented hood, but the exterior styling is otherwise nearly identical to the LT. The one exception is its 20-inch wheels as they are styled like those on the SS, but aren’t staggered in width and are wrapped in all-season tires instead of the SS’s summer performance rubber. The trim comes available for both coupe and convertible models, and it offers either a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic.
The 10-speed automatic is available on the V-6. It was previously limited to available V-8 models, but now Chevy is going farther by making the gearbox an option on models with the 3.6-liter six-cylinder. More options for those who want more out of their vehicle.
The Camaro SS embraces a new front-end look which is based on the Camaro Shock concept that debuted last fall at SEMA. As for the bowtie, Chevrolet decided to move it from the front crossbar to the upper part of the grille. In standard SS appearance, the package isn’t wrapped up quite so tightly as it would be with the Camaro’s optional 1LE track package.
The change was expected after GM previewed them with the Camaro SS Shock design study at last year’s SEMA in Las Vegas. Automakers hinted at the time that the concept vehicle previewed upcoming design changes, it wasn’t clear at the time how quickly they were going to get in the market. “Customers spoke, and we listened,” said Chevy’s director of passenger car marketing, Steve Majoros. “The overwhelmingly positive reaction to the Shocks’ stylized design helped prompt its transition from concept to production.”
The front crossbar also comes in other colors instead of black, which reduces the visual weight of the front end. The change comes just a year after Chevrolet restyled the Camaro for 2019. The Mustang also comes in Green so couldn’t the Camaro?
Chevrolet now offers a Rally Green exterior color for 2020. The new addition to the color palette as an option of the same name that was available on the first-gen ‘Maro. The Recaro performance seats and the rear spoiler are more widely available.
Rear Spoiler is now available on the LS, and LT trims when previously it was only available on the RS package. Recaro performance seats were once available only on the 1LE. Now you can find red seatbelts and pedal caps available on every model.
The new dark-tinted taillamps and caliper colors add a visual sizzle to the vehicle. The LT and LS are now available with tinted taillamp lenses, and you can now choose from a variety of colors. A Camaro fender badge and a black bowtie badge can also be ordered on the LT, as well.
The 3LT models come standard with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine now, which puts out 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, and the package included are is also the Convenience and Lighting package. Both were previously options. Other appearances, like alloy pedals, are available on all models, while black bowtie badges and Camaro fender badges are available on LT models.
ABOUT CHEVROLET CAMARO:
Currently, the Camaro is Chevrolet’s most affordable sports car, slotting below the Chevrolet Corvette. The current version available was introduced for the 2016 model year, and it symbolizes the sixth generation of the Camaro nameplate. The model takes a ride on the GM Alpha platform which was shared between the Cadillac ATS and Cadillac CTS, though the majority of the architecture underpinning the Camaro are unique to it.
You can search the inventory of Camaro’s at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.