Chevrolet launched the Camaro in the Philippines during the Manila International Auto Show held in April 2019. Only one variant of the model was introduced, unlike its previous generation. The sole engine option available in the market is the 2.0L turbocharged gasoline engine. It comes in three variants in which the exterior finish is the only difference.
The Camaro is a great take on the modern muscle car concept
The Camaro’s sculpted hood, redesigned grille, piercing headlamps, and muscular flanks create a stronger and more elevated aesthetic for the sports car. It is decked with a honeycomb grille, Camaro sill plates, an RS badge, and the signature Chevrolet bowtie emblem on its front and rear to complete the look. The RS model features 5-spoke 20-inch machine faced alloys, LED projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, and LED tail lamps.
The interiors are as refined as its exterior. The Camaro’s cockpit is optimized for performance driving from its custom leather-trimmed dashboard, its leather-wrapped steering wheel, black leather-clad interior panel, down to its leather-upholstered seats. The sport bucket seats are also equipped with 8-way power adjustment settings and are ventilated with cooling and heating memory.
Technology & Safety
The Chevrolet Camaro offers premium technologies that further improve the driving experience. Starting off with the dashboard, it is decked with an 8-inch touchscreen linked to the brand’s MyLink Infotainment System. It is also linked to a built-in reversing camera with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Sounds come out of a 9-speaker premium Bose sound system that boosts the car’s overall ambiance.
On the dashboard is a Driver Information Center which allows the driver to track their speed, RPM, fuel level, and more. This enables the driver to get a more in-depth analysis of the vehicle’s essential information. Additionally, a Head-Up Display can be found projected on the windshield at the driver’s eye level. It displays the Camaro’s real-time performance which can be seen at a glance, without losing focus on the road.
Chevrolet equipped the Camaro RS with numerous safety features including StabiliTrak, panic brake assist, side blind zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, reversing camera, and lane change alert, to name a few.
Platform & Chassis
The Camaro sits on an Alpha Platform developed by General Motors. It is paired with a 2.0L turbocharged inline-four engine with power sent exclusively to the rear wheels. The Camaro’s stopping power comes from 4-piston caliper Brembo brakes in front and performance disc brakes at the rear. Front and rear suspension are equipped with independent, sport suspension package.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Camaro RS is powered by a 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder DOHC VVT direct-injection turbo engine attached to an 8-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The engine produces a powerful 275 hp and 398 Nm of torque, providing the desired acceleration from a sports car. Its electric power steering delivers steady control and street drivability.