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Chevrolet Makes the 2020 Camaro SS Less Ugly

Chevrolet Makes the 2020 Camaro SS Less Ugly

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro SS is getting a revised look after buyers were turned off by the car’s 2019 refresh, which included a controversial huge ass front grille. The revised SS look capstones several noteworthy changes to the Camaro lineup.

Chevrolet has pulled the front clip design from the Camaro Shock Show Car, which was shown at last year’s SEMA show. The new look adds a body-colored bar between the upper and lower grille designs, basically reversing the 2019 refresh.

“Customers spoke, and we listened,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “The overwhelmingly positive reaction to the Shock’s stylized design helped prompt its transition from concept to production.”

Camaro is also gaining a new LT1 trim for 2020, which is a convergence of the the Camaro LT and SS trim levels. The car is basically a Camaro LT, but with a few bits from the SS, including the 455 horsepower LT1 6.2-liter V-8. This is allowing Chevy to offer a V-8 with a base price of only $34,995.

Rounding out the significant changes to the 2020 Camaro include the addition of GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission to the 3.6-liter V-6 car. Chevy says the 10-speed has been optimized to the V-6’s performance.

Other changes for the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro include:

  • Rally Green exterior color.
  • Rear spoiler available on LS and LT (previously RS package only).
  • Dark-tinted taillamps available on LS and LT.
  • 20-inch forged aluminum wheels available on LT, LT1 and SS.
  • Red or orange brake calipers available on LT, LT1 and SS models.
  • Red seat belts available on all models (previously ZL1 only).
  • Red kneepads available on all models.
  • RECARO performance seats available on LT (previously 1LE only).
  • Sueded microfiber-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob trim available on LT and SS (previously ZL1 and 1LE only).
  • Alloy pedals available on all models (previously ZL1 only).
  • Black bowtie badges and Camaro fender badge available on LT.
  • Adrenaline Red and Ceramic White leather interiors now available on 2LT (previously 3LT and 2SS only).
  • 3LT now comes standard with the 2.0L Turbo engine and the Convenience and Lighting package (previously optional).


About Nick Saporito

AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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  1. carnut
    That new styling looks quite good actually. I do think it needs a make over to get rid of the Hot Wheels toy car look and the sort of bad proportions that created.
    I think styling and packaging are still issues with this generation Camaro. My two issues with they styling are its proportions and its detail. Back in the custom-car days, people chopped the top (making it lower); channeled the body over the frame (again to make it lower) and sectioned the body (to maintain pleasing proportions). The Camaro looks like it's had its had a top chop and desperately needs to be sectioned -- to have the height between the beltline and the rocker panels reduced to make it look less truck-like. Some people may read these proportions as muscular, but to me, it just looks chubby.

    In terms of detailing, the Camaro suffers from the modern school of design, where it appears designers get paid by the line. The front end, while simplified, still has way too much stuff going on. It's a fussy design which I imagine won't age particularly well.

    Obviously, interior packaging really limits who this car appeals to, but I've sat in the back of the current Mustang and had to squeeze to fit (and I'm 5'8") and it sells about 50% more than the Camaro. So, clearly there are people willing to live with what is essentially a two-adult, two-child car.

    By all accounts, it's a brilliant driving car with a great bandwidth of models. I think the turbo-4 1LE is exactly what enthusiasts wanted out of the BRZ, for example and yet the same platform supports the ZL1. Loads of aftermarket support and a great sounding V6 variant. It should appeal to a broad group of enthusiasts. I think a better looking car probably would. We'll see if it makes it to Gen-8.
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