Chevrolet made some revisions to the 2019 Camaro and the 2020 version has some really impressive differences. These changes vary from the appearance of the car to its performance. Would you believe the 2020 model will offer a more affordable option with a V8 engine? And the bowtie logo has found a new place to rest. Previously, consumers had some complaints about the 2019 model. Even though GM didn’t admit the mistakes, we can clearly see they made it up to their customers. Let’s dig deeper to see how the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro has been upgraded.
The 10-speed automatic transmission is now available on the V6
The 10-speed automatic transmission is designed for the 3.6-liter engine found in the V6 Camaro LT model. This is based on the 10-speed automatic transmission which is offered by Camaro ZL1 and SS, but has been tuned for a V6. Previously, it was only available for the Camaro models with a V8, but Chevrolet made some changes there.
The new Camaro offers a V8 option on the LT1 model
This will be the most affordable option. It features a 455-hp, and 6.2-liter V8 engine. It will be $3,000 less than the 2019 Camaro SS which is currently the most affordable Camaro model with a V8. It starts at $34,995. It was a clever move to undercut the cheapest V8 Mustang that retails at $36,450.
This model will also be equipped with the Chevrolet Camaro SS vented hood. And its wheels have been designed after the SS model with its 20-inch aluminum forged wheels, although not completely the same. These will be all-season tires unlike those found in the SS model which are summer performance tires. Nonetheless, the exterior is based on the LT model.
The SS has a new look which was quite in demand
Chevrolet made some design changes based on negative feedback on the 2019 SS model. They revised the front fascia. The bowtie emblem was moved from the crossbar in the center of the fascia. After that, they moved it to the upper portion of the grille. The contrasting black portion was also eliminated.
“Customers spoke and we listened,” admitted Steve Mojos, director of passenger car marketing. He also added “the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the shock’s stylized design helped prompt its transition from concept to production.” Other appearance changes have also been noted such as:
- Alloy pedals available on all models, previously only available on the ZL1 model only.
- Red kneepads are available on all the models.
- Rally green now available.
- RECARO performance seats which were previously only available on the Camaro ZL1, now on the LT.
- Suede microfiber-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob trim now on the LT and SS models, previously only available on the 1LE and ZL1 models.
- Ceramic white and adrenaline red leather interiors now available on the 2LT, previously available only on the 2SS and 3LT.
Dark tinted taillights add some flavor to the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro
The brand-new dark tinted tail lamps add some flavor to the car. Needless to say, the caliper color also boosts the appearance and it can be changed according to the driver’s choice. Just above the tail lamps there’s a new feature on the LT and the LS, the rear spoiler, which was previously only available on the RS model. To top it off, you can purchase a fender badge which is available for the LT model.
The 3LT has a powerful engine
The Camaro 3LT has a turbo-charged 2-litre engine. It breathes 275 hp and has 95 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, it comes with a convenience and lighting package. These were previously optional.
The sale of the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro will begin early this fall. The production has already begun at General Motor’s Lansing Grand River Assembly plant, located in Michigan. As soon as the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro model hits the market, it will be one of the most affordable sports cars available. It will slot just below its sister model, the Corvette.
Its appearance has been redefined. Its performance, especially the LT1 with V8 will make sure you enjoy driving. Not to mention the other small details that add up to a big difference.