Chevrolet Camaro facelift gets 2.0L turbo, 6-speed manual only

Chevrolet has just given its Transformer star, the Chevrolet Camaro a minor facelift in the form of new aesthetics, more tech as well as a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder mill to power their entry-level model.

The refreshed Camaro now features a new front-end with revised fascia, grille, LED headlamps and a reshaped hood. Round the back, the LED taillamps now feature a sculptured design to complement the revised bumper. Alloy wheels measures 20-inch in diameter for all variants of the Camaro.

Jumping straight to the oily bits, the new Camaro Turbo is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that pushes out 275 hp and 400 Nm of torque paired exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission. The turbocharged Camaro has its chassis beefed up with FE3 suspension, larger front and rear stabilizer bars, specifically tuned dampers, stiffer rear cradle bushings and cross-axis ball joints in the rear tow links to enhance lateral stiffness.

The new four-cylinder set up also boasts near 50/50 weight distribution for superior handling prowess. Chevrolet wants to ensure that drivers will have all the thrills and performance despite the engine capacity, hence Launch Control, Shift Lights and performance instrument readouts are fitted as standard on the Camaro Turbo.

Other engine choices include the 3.6-litre naturally aspirated V6 and a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 with 455 hp and 617 Nm of torque. The supercharged V8 is also paired with a new 10-speed automatic that promises quicker shift times and better fuel economy.

Other updates include Chevrolet’s Infotainment 3 touchscreen, Rear Camera Mirror that uses a camera to display the rear view, Forward Collision Alert and enhanced Performance Data Recorder system.



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