2019 Chevrolet Camaro Spied Testing Facelift and 6-Speed Manual

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Spy photographers have caught the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro testing its mid-cycle refresh.

The prototype being tested confirms the six-speed manual transmission will still be offered on certain models, but a seven-speed manual may still appear on other high-performance models. AutoGuide.com first reported on the seven-speed manual earlier this year after finding a California Air Resources Board (CARB) document listing the available powertrain options for the updated Camaro. In the document, it said the Chevrolet Camaro would offer three different transmission types: MA6, MA7, and SA8. General Motors then updated the filing to remove the seven-speed – though it’s not clear if that was Chevy covering its tracks, or correcting a mistake.

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Based on the spy photos, it appears the refresh will be extensive with the front end getting some thorough updates. Expect a more modern, yet aggressive design up front, while the rear will get an updated fascia and new tail lights.

The engine should also get some minor enhancements in order to keep up with the Ford Mustang. Look for the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro to make its debut before the end of the year.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Chad Phelps Chad Phelps on Mar 14, 2018

    The shift pattern shown in the image confirming a 6 speed manual is consistent with the TR-3160 used in the 3.6L and 2.0L cars, but is different than the shift pattern that the TR-6060 used in the 6.2L cars get, so the TR-6070 seven speed manual may still be on the table for the V8 cars.