Controversial update includes 10-speed auto option
The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro coupe and convertible range has been given an extensive update, including significant revisions to its looks.
The biggest changes have taken place at the front, with all Camaro models featuring wider headlamp units with lengthened daytime running light elements.
Variants powered by the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder or 3.6-litre V6 have a taller upper grille, and a restyled and more complex front fascia.
The V8-powered SS (above and top) models have received an even more controversial makeover thanks to its single frame-style grille, which is bisected by a black bar and features an open "flow tie" Chevrolet emblem.
Out back, all Camaro models feature prominently redesigned tail-lights. There's also revised rear bumpers, and new diffusers for RS and SS variants.
Under the skin, the V8 Camaro can now be ordered with a 10-speed automatic in place of the current model's eight-speeder. Those wanting to shift gears manually can still opt for a six-speed transmission.
The 1LE handling package is now available with the 2.0-litre turbo engine, and includes a six-speed manual, 20-inch wheels, Brembo brakes, drive mode selector, a suede-covered flat-bottom steering wheel, and optional Recaro seats.
On the technology front, the updated Camaro range now features the company's latest Infotainment 3 system with either a 7.0-inch or 8.0-inch touchscreen. Forward collision warning, rear camera mirror, a high-definition rear camera, and revised performance data recorder system are newly available.
HSV is set to import the V8 Camaro SS from later this year. With right-hand drive conversion taking place locally, prices are set to begin from $90,000. That's around $30,000 more than V8 Ford Mustang, which is built in the factory as a right-hand drive model.
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