We all knew from the moment we saw the 2019 Camaro that General Motors had made a huge mistake with the car’s nose. People didn’t like the new look but the automaker has now rectified that. A new front-end appearance for the SS — and a new LT1 V8 performance model — adds style and choice to the 2020 Camaro lineup, while a newly available 10-speed automatic enhances models equipped with the available 3.6-litre V6.

The new Camaro SS front-end appearance is based on the distinctive design of the Camaro Shock show vehicle that debuted last fall at the SEMA Show. The SS now features a repositioned bowtie emblem in the upper grille and a body-colour bar between the upper and lower grilles. “Customers spoke, and we listened,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing.

The new LT1 model combines the content and design of the Camaro LT (1LT trim) and SS. It is powered by the 455-horsepower LT1 engine, making it the most affordable choice for V8 performance in the Camaro lineup. The Camaro LT1 is offered in coupe and convertible models, with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an available 10-speed automatic. Additional details include LT exterior styling combined with the SS’s vented hood, LT1 fender badges and black bowtie emblems, 20in x 8.5in SS style wheels at all four corners and all-season tires (versus the SS’s staggered wheels and summer performance tyres).