HSV has confirmed it'll bring the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro to Australia, complete with the option of a manual transmission and a higher $86,990 starting price before on-road costs.
Headline news is the addition of a six-speed manual option to the Camaro, which now becomes the standard transmission. A 10-speed automatic is an option ($2200) and brings customisable launch control and line-lock.
Compared to the 2SS currently offered Down Under, the 2019 model brings a new front end with twin-element LED headlights, a functional hood scoop and Chevrolet's flow-tie grille emblem, which allows air to flow through and feed the beast within.
Down back, there's redesigned tail-lights and a fresh bumper design more in keeping with the wider Chevrolet range. There's also a new set of wheels with a five-spoke onion-dicer design.
The latest-generation Chevrolet infotainment system will be fitted, along with a rear-camera mirror, a head-up display, and forward-collision alert.
Power comes from the same 6.2L 'LT1' V8 as before, making the same 339kW and 617Nm as the previous model. It's put to the rear wheels, just as before.
Inside, you get dual-zone climate control, a nine-speaker Bose sound system, wireless phone charging, ambient lighting, heated/cooled leather seats, and a flat-bottom steering wheel. No convertible is offered, but you do get a sunroof. Little rays of sunshine, right?
At the moment, HSV has some of its 550-car initial allocation remaining, but the company won't reveal exactly how many. Numbers haven't been revealed for this latest model, but it's likely to be a longer build run, given the car isn't about to be replaced. Stay tuned.
Production will begin in May for the 2SS manual, while the ZL1 also confirmed today will start arriving in April. The automatic 2019 2SS will be arriving in Clayton during March, while the current model Camaro is currently on offer.
2019 Chevrolet Camaro pricing
- Camaro 2SS manual - $86,990 (+$1000)
- Camaro 2SS automatic - $89,190
- Camaro ZL1 - $159,990
All prices exclude on-road costs.