The 2020 Chevy Camaro SS gets an emergency makeover. It’s only been 12 months since Chevy revealed the mid-cycle refresh on the 2019 model. The refresh did not go over well with consumers, and the response demanded a quick change. The black maw on the SS, or the jet engine front end look, was the number one reason for the complaints.
Steve Majoros, director of Chevy passenger car and crossover marketing, said “customers spoke, and we listened.” It appears that listening to the feedback gave the 2020 Chevy Camaro SS a more agreeable front end. The automaker eliminated the grille-splitting black bar by painting it the body color. The bowtie was also relocated to the upper section of the grille. The new bumper is based on the one seen on the Shock Yellow Concept at SEMA last October. Everything else seems to remain the same as the 2019 model. The makeover was necessary due to excessive negative feedback, but looks like it didn’t take much to redesign the front end.
“Customers spoke, and we listened.”
Other news with the 2020 Camaro lineup is the new base V8 trim called the LT1 model. The automaker decided to offer a less expensive way to get into the new Camaro with pricing starting at $34,995. This price is $3,000 cheaper than the current base model 1SS. The LT1 model is running new 20-inch x 8.5-inch wheels. It also comes with LT1 badges on the fenders to denote the trim level. This is an inexpensive option to get into a V8 sports car.
Chevy also paired the 3.6-liter V6 engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This transmission is based on the same 10-speed in the SS and ZL1, but modified to pair with the V6 engine. A few minor changes will also be offered in the options. The 2020 Chevy Camaro SS will be available to purchase this fall.