Chevrolet Camaro Sixth Generation

Chevrolet Camaro Sixth Generation

 

2015 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
2015 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro was first unveiled to the public on May 16, 2015. The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro was designed by Hwasup Lee.

Chevrolet Camaro was now based on the GM Alpha platform, which it shared with the Cadillac ATS and Cadillac CTS.

MacPherson struts in the front instead of the previous multi-link setup.

Despite its dependency on the GM Alpha platform, GM claims that 70% of the architectural components in the new Chevrolet Camaro were unique to the car.

Now the assembly was done in Lansing Grand River Assembly in Lancing, Michigan. The fourth and fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro was assembled in Canada, and production return to the US was after a long time.

Camaro is available in a coupe and convertible body style. The curb weight was now 91kg lower when compared to a similar spec predecessor.

Engine options

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is available with three engine options.

2.0-liter LTG Ecotec turbocharged inline-four engine

This 2.0-liter LTG Ecotec inline-four engine is mated to a turbocharger to deliver 275 horsepower maximum at 5600rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 3000rpm.

This is the first time a Chevrolet Camaro is available with an inline-four engine since 3rd generation.

This engine is available for 1LS, 1LT, and 2LT variants with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard.

3.6-liter LGX V6 engine

The 3.6-liter LGX V6 engine delivers 335 horsepower at 6800rpm and 284 lb-ft of torque at 5300rpm.

6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine

This 6.2-liter LT1 V8 is a Corvette C7 derived one and delivers 455 horsepower maximum at 6000rpm and 455 lb-ft of maximum torque at 4400rpm.

High Performance only 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8, derived from the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and delivers a maximum output of 650 horsepower at 6400rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque at 3600rpm.

All the engines were initially available with a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic gearbox, with the ZL1 being the sole exception. ZL1 could be ordered with an optional 10-speed automatic transmission unit.

From the 2019 model year onwards, the eight-speed automatic gearbox was replaced with a 10-speed automatic for the 2019 Camaro SS and V6 equipped models.

European sale of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro was halted on 31 August 2019, because Chevrolet couldn’t modify the 6.2-liter V8 further to meet the new Euro 6d-Temp automotive emission regulations.

Chevrolet Camaro Trim levels

The Trim levels introduced at the launch were LT including 1LT and 2LT and SS (1SS and 2SS).

Air conditioning, cruise control, tilt-telescoping steering wheel, satellite radio, parking assist, and seven airbags were standard for all variants.

Chevrolet Camaro LS

2017 Chevrolet Camaro
2017 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet introduced a base LS (1LS) trim for the 2017 Camaro. This was identical to the base 1LT in terms of interior trim. The main difference was the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission unit being the only powertrain option.

LS was initially available as a coupe and also as a convertible from later on.

The 1LT variant received an eight-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles as standards for the 2017 model year.

Chevrolet Camaro RS

2015 Camaro RS rear
2015 Camaro RS rear

For the Chinese market, the LS was introduced on August 31, 2016, and was sold as an RS car. The 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four was mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission unit as standard.

These Chinese cars came with exterior color choices such as Bright Yellow, Titanium Gray, White, Zhan Red, Platinum Silver, Yao Black, Electric Blue, Magic Black, Blush Red, and Ice Blue.

The 1LE Performance Package returned for the 2017 model year and was now available for coupe cars equipped with either a V6 or a V8 mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

V6 1LE Performance Package and V8 1LE Performance Package shared a satin black hood wrap, front splitter, and a three-piece rear spoiler.

2018 Chevrolet Camaro RS LT coupe
2018 Chevrolet Camaro RS LT coupe

V6 1LE Performance package

This package includes an FE3 suspension form derived from Chevrolet Camaro SS. 20-inch forged wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, Brembo four-piston front brake calipers, mechanically limited-slip differential with a 3.27:1 gear ratio, track cooling package, suede steering wheel, short-throw shifter, dual-mode exhaust, Camaro SS derived fuel system to accommodate higher load cornering, and a high flow front grille.

SS 1LE Performance Package. (V8)

2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE
2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE

The SS 1LE Performance Package includes a Magnetic Ride Control FE4 suspension derived from ZL1, electronic limited-slip differential with 3.73:1 ratio, 20-inch forged wheels with Goodyear Supercar 3 tires, Brembo six-piston front brake calipers with two-piece 14.6 rotors, track cooling package, Recaro front seats with suede and leather upholstery, suede steering wheel, dual-mode exhaust, color heads up display, and a short-throw shifter.

Inline-four turbocharged 1LE Performance Package.

From 2019, the 1LE Performance package was also available for the four-cylinder turbocharged engine. It also includes the FE3 suspension, Brembo brakes, 20-inch forged wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, track cooling, and a mechanical limited-slip differential.

Chevrolet Camaro Special Editions

50th Anniversary Special Edition

2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition
2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition
2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition rear
2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition rear

The 50th Anniversary Special Edition was made available in 2017 as an appearance package exclusively for the 2LT and 2SS models in a coupe and convertible body styles.

The 50th Anniversary Special Edition includes a Nightfall Gray Metallic exterior paint, unique 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and wheel center caps, the RS appearance package ( for the 2LT models), orange 50th Anniversary exterior decal pack with hood and rear trunk lid stripes, a fifty emblem on front fenders, a Nightfall Gray metallic painted front splitter, orange-painted front and rear brake calipers (front only for 2LT), black leather and suede-trimmed seating with orange color accent stitching on seats, dashboard, steering wheel, and special door sill plates.

All 2017 model year the Camaro variants received the 50th Anniversary badge on the bottom of the three-spoke steering wheel to commemorate the Chevrolet Camaro’s 50th Anniversary.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Special Edition

2017 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition
2017 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Special Edition was unveiled for the 2017 model year at the 2017 SEMA event.

This special edition was a reference to the 50th Anniversary of the Hot Wheels diecast toy vehicles as well as to all Hot Wheels diecast Chevrolet Camaro models.

The inspiration for this car came from an actual Hot Wheels toy car.

This special appearance package was available on 2LT and 2SS models in both coupe and convertible body styles.

Camaro Hot Wheels Special Edition includes a unique Crush orange exterior paint job, 20-inch Graphite finished machined-face aluminum alloy wheels wrapped in summer-only tires on 2SS models.

2018 Camaro Hot Wheels Edition
2018 Camaro Hot Wheels Edition

A satin graphite exterior decal package with hood and rear trunk lid stripes and silver accents, satin graphite exterior accents, a Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary front fender emblems, a unique front grille with Galvano chrome inserts, orange-painted front and rear brake calipers (front only for 2LT), a black Chevrolet bowtie emblem was included.

A Jet-black leather-trimmed interior with orange color accent stitching including the stitching on the suede leather-wrapped steering wheel, dashboard, door panels, illuminated front door sill plates with Hot Wheels insignia, orange knee bolsters, and seat belts were included.

Redline Edition

For the 2018 model year, Chevrolet introduced the Chevrolet Camaro Redline Edition alongside the lineup of Chevrolet Redline Edition modes.

The Chevrolet Camaro Redline Edition package includes a 20-inch black aluminum-alloy wheels with red accent stripes wrapped in summer-only tires, black painted side mirrors, a black lower front grille insert with red accent stripes, black bowtie emblems, Gloss black front fender accent hash marks with red accents, a blackout rear tail lamp panel, darkened tail lamps, and gloss black Camaro emblems on each front fender with red outlining,

Color options were Summit White, Silver Ice Metallic, and Black.

Chevrolet Camaro Classic

Chevrolet Camaro SS

Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible
Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible

The Chevrolet Camaro SS is equipped with a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine and is mated to a six-speed manual as standard or to an optional 8-speed automatic gearbox. The power delivery of the Chevrolet Camaro SS was rated at 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of maximum torque. This enabled the car to perform 0-60mph in 4 seconds.

1SS, 2SS, and 1LE are different trims of the Chevrolet Camaro SS

The 1SS is equipped with the same powertrain as the 2SS but lacks leather ventilated seats. 1LE comes with suede Recaro seats.

2SS includes interior spectrum lighting, heated steering wheel, blind-spot monitoring, Bose audio, and wireless charging.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2015 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is a high-performance variant of the Chevrolet Camaro SS, which was unveiled in 2017.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 features a lower grille opening for improved cooling, a new front splitter, a carbon fiber hood inserts to remove hot air from the engine compartment.

It also features wider front fenders, wider tires for improved handling and traction, unique rockers, and a Magnetic Ride Suspension system.

2015 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Available transmission options were either a six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic 10L90 transmission which was developed in collaboration with Ford

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE side
2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE side
2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

 

Camaro ZL1 1LE is a more track-focused variant of the Camaro ZL1 and features a Multimatic spool valve shocks, a new front splitter, dive planes, a rear wing, and wide Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE rear
2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE rear

Further weight-saving measurements resulted in a weight reduction of 27kg when compared to the standard Camaro ZL1.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE can achieve 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds and runs the quarter-mile in 11.4 seconds with a top speed of 127mph. The top speed is 198mph.

Camaro ZL1 1LE is expected to fill the vacant spot created by the Holden Commodore in the V8 Supercar series.

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was introduced in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2018, to replace the aging Chevrolet SS.

On 18th February 2018, Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 on the wheels of a Camaro ZL1. This was the ZL1’s debut event as well.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE front
2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE front

HSV Camaro

Holden, the Australian automotive manufacturer and a division of the GM, has its own performance division known as the Holden Special Vehicles (HSV).

HSV has been importing and carrying out the right-hand conversion and modification to comply with Australian Design Rules since the mid half of 2018.

Holden carried out several projects like this and branded these converted cars as their own for the Australian market. The Chevrolet badges are still present on the converted Camaro.

HSV imports and converts Euro-spec Camaro SS and ZL1 variants. Initial plans were to import and convert three thousand cars per year for three years until the seventh generation Camaro is introduced.

From 2019, the six-speed manual gearbox and the Camaro Zl1 were made available for the first time.

GM decided to discontinue Holden in 2021. Due to this, Chevrolet plans to continue exporting the Chevrolet Camaro to the Australasia region under a newly proposed formed entity known as the General Motor Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) to carry out distribution and conversion of the Chevrolet models after Holden ceases its operations.

In 2022, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will compete in the Australian Supercars Championship to replace the Holden Commodore ZB as Holden is gradually sizing down its operations.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Redesign

2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS
2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS
2019 Chevrolet Camaro rear
2019 Chevrolet Camaro rear

Chevrolet also unveiled a 2019 model year Chevrolet Camaro SS at the 2018 SEMA show. This car was painted in new Shock Yellow-green color, which became available in early 2019. This car featured a concept front end and had a body-color bumper and the Chevy badge was moved to the upper grille.

2019 model year Chevrolet Camaro went on sale in the fall of 2018.

The Chevrolet Camaro received a mid-cycle redesign along with many Chevrolet model lineups.

2019 model year received a new third-generation MyLink infotainment system, revised exterior, and interior, new alloy wheels, improved driver assistance features such as Lance change alert with side blind zone alert.

The 1LE package was made available for the base 2.0-liter inline-four equipped LT variants as well.

Riverside Blue Metallic and Satin Steel Gray Metallic were introduced for the 2019 model year.

SS models received a new hood, and the eight-speed automatic gearbox was replaced with a 10-speed automatic gearbox.

2019 Camaro ZL1
2019 Camaro ZL1

2020 Chevrolet Camaro

2020 Chevrolet camaro SS
2020 Chevrolet camaro SS

2020 model year the Camaro SS received a restyled front fascia with a new body-color front bumper and the Chevy badge moved to the upper grille.

A new entry-level V8-equipped trim was introduced for the 2020 model year, known as the Camaro LT1 V8, equipped with a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine, delivering 455 horsepower.

The V6 equipped cars were now equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission instead of the previous 8-speed units.

A new color option called the Rally Green was also introduced.

A total of 77,502 units were produced for the 2015 model year, followed by 72,705 for 2016, and 67,940 units for 2017.

50,963 cars were produced in 2018, and another 48,265 units in 2019.

By the end of the 2019 model year, a total of more than 5.5 million Camaro cars were sold around the world.

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