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2020 Chevrolet Camaro: 6 Things You Need to Know

From the new base V-8 trim to the SS model's much-needed refresh

From the new base V-8 trim to the SS model's much-needed refresh

The current-generation Camaro debuted for the 2016 model year, but Chevrolet has made consistent updates to the pony car each year since then. The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro is no different, receiving a new transmission option for the V-6 and design updates to make up for the controversial styling changes made last year. Read on for six things you need to know about the updated 2020 Camaro that goes on sale early this fall.

 


There’s now a cheaper way to get the V-8

The new Camaro LT1 strikes a balance between the 1LT and the higher SS trim. Priced from $34,995 USD, it is the most affordable Camaro with the 455-hp 6.2-liter V-8, coming in $3,000 USD less than the 2019 Camaro 1SS.

Along with the big engine, it gets the SS model’s vented hood. Otherwise, the exterior styling takes after the LT. Its 20-inch wheels are styled like the SS, but are not staggered and sit on all-season tires instead of the SS’s summer performance tires. This trim is available for both coupe and convertible models, with either a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic.


The 10-speed automatic transmission arrives on the V-6

The 10-speed automatic transmission was already available with the V-8, and now Chevy is spreading the 10-cog love by making the gearbox available as an option on models with the 3.6-liter V-6 engine.


By popular demand, the SS gets a new look

 

The Camaro SS adopts a new front-end look based on the Camaro Shock concept that debuted last fall at SEMA. Chevrolet moved the bowtie from the front crossbar to the upper part of the grille. The bar is now painted body color instead of black, which significantly breaks up the grille area. This change comes just a year after Chevrolet restyled the Camaro for 2019.


It comes in green!

The Mustang comes in green, so why shouldn’t the Camaro? Chevrolet is now offering a Rally Green exterior color for 2020. The new addition to the color palette hearkens back to the paint option of the same name that was available on the first-gen Camaro.


Rear spoiler and Recaro seats spread to more trims

Previously, a rear spoiler was available with only the RS package. Now, it is also offered on the LS and LT trims. Recaro performance seats, once available only on the 1LE, spread to the LT. Also, alloy pedals and red seat belts are now available on every model.


Dark-tinted taillamps and colorful brake calipers add some flavor

The LS and LT trim levels are now available with dark-tinted taillamps, and you can now get red or orange brake calipers on LT, LT1, and SS models. A black bowtie badge and Camaro fender badge can be had on the LT.