In 2019, the Chevy Camaro went through a refresh that brought in a revised front end. Despite this recent rework, the 2020 Camaro will get another refresh, but Chevy will limit this revision to the SS model only. The 2020 Chevy Camaro will also get cheaper access to V8 power and a new transmission for V6-powered models.
Visually, the bulk of the 2020 Chevy Camaro lineup will remain the same following last year’s refresh, but the SS trim will get a new nose. This facelift should be familiar to Camaro fans, as Chevy will lift it straight from the Camaro Shock Concept, which debuted at the 2018 SEMA show. This new nose will add a body-color separator between the upper and lower grilles with a Chevy bow tie emblem in the center.
The 2020 Chevy Camaro will also gain a new LT1 model that will give buyers cheaper access to the 6.2-liter V8 engine. On top of snarling V8 power, the 2020 Camaro LT1 will feature a standard six-speed transmission or an optional 10-speed automatic. The LT1 will combine the standard LT styling with the SS trim’s vented hood and SS-style 20-inch wheels. Other additions to the Camaro LT1 will include “LT1” fender badges and black bow tie emblems.
Under its hood, the 2020 Camaro will continue with a standard 275-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an optional 3.6-liter V6 with 335 hp. The 6.2-liter V8 will continue to produce 455 hp in the SS and new-for-2020 LT1 trims. There is no mention of the Camaro ZL1 yet, but we expect it to continue into 2020 with a 650-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V8.
The base transmission with all four engines will remain a six-speed manual gearbox. Optionally, buyers can get the 2.0-liter engine with an eight-speed automatic, and the SS and ZL1 models with a 10-speed automatic. The 2020 Camaro with the 3.6-liter V6 will drop its optional eight-speed unit and gain a new 10-speed automatic based on the SS model’s transmission but reworked for this less-powerful engine.
The 2019 Chevy Camaro misses the IIHS Top Safety Pick mark because of its lack of automatic emergency braking and an “Acceptable” rating in the roof strength test. It does, however, have available forward collision warning and blind-spot monitors, but that is not enough to satisfy the IIHS. With no changes scheduled to its safety equipment, the 2020 Chevy Camaro is expected to carry the same safety ratings.