Rounding out the updates to the 2019 Camaro are the additions of Chevrolet’s next-gen Infotainment 3 system and an integrated rear camera mirror. For 2018, the 1LE package is only available for the V6 models as well as both V8 model (SS, ZL1), but starting with 2019, buyers can get the turbocharged 4-cylinder mill with the 1LE upgrades. Chevy has also introduced the Turbo 1LE performance variant of the Camaro which is brand new and Chevy says is a lot of fun. The Turbo 1LE package comes exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission mated to the 275-hp (205-kW) 2.0 turbo. Other standard upgrades included in the Turbo 1LE are the suede-wrapped flat-bottomed steering wheel and gear shift knob, and Recaro seats.
Here’s an even closer look at the nose of the 2019 Camaro SS. Also, compared to the LS and LT models, the SS has a larger lower grille opening, LED driving lights and a new vented hood. The RS and SS also receive new 20-inch wheel designs, and there are new rear fascias for each trim. The hood on the SS has also been reworked with heat extractors that are moved further toward the rear of the auto and appear to be similar to the 5.5-gen’s.
Changes for the interior include Chevy’s Infotainment 3 media system, which is now standard across all models. The rear camera is said to drastically reduce the Camaro’s substantial blind spots. In short, the 2019 Camaro is smarter, slicker and more track-ready than ever. It gets the new “Flowtie”, a version of the familiar Chevy bowtie logo that has been engineered to actually help improve airflow through the grille. The headlamp cluster has been re-designed along with the grille as well.
As well as the new look, the SS also gets the 10-speed automatic gearbox from the ZL1, launch control and line-lock like the Mustang already has, and the rear-view mirror display that’s now such a well-known feature in modern Cadillacs. Six-piston mono block front calipers paired with Brembo Brakes hide behind 20-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires. The vehicle sits on split front/rear summer-only tires: P245/40R20 (front) and P275/35R20 (rear), with Brembo brakes.
The Magnetic Ride suspension comes standard on these models with an electronic limited-slip differential. The standard layout features a seven-inch diagonal color touchscreen, although an eight-inch one with navigation is available. However, he confirmed the cars sold here would include the Camaro’s 2SS pack, which in the U.S. includes heated and cooled leather-trimmed seats with a memory function for the driver’s seat, wireless smartphone charging, a heated steering wheel, colour driver information display, and a head-up display. Wireless charging and a head-up display are options. If you’re like us, you still want the V8 regardless.