Now in its sixth model year, the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro remains a highly-attractive sports car. But since the introduction of the gen six model, the Camaro has gradually slipped in the sales ranks against its two primary competitors – the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger, and that’s despite the 2019 model year refresh and the following refresh of a refresh for the 2020 MY. No matter, the Camaro is getting a few noteworthy changes and updates for the 2021 model year. So, here’s everything that’s new and different about Chevy’s 2021 Camaro.
The 2021 Chevrolet Camaro does not make any changes to the model line, keeping with the trim level structure introduced for the 2019 model year.
The 2021 Camaro continues with the same powertrain hierarchy as the 2019 and 2020 Camaro models, with four gasoline engines on offer.
2021 Chevrolet Camaro Powertrain Summary
However, one mechanical change does take place: the SS 1LE Track Performance Package gains the 10-speed automatic transmission as an available gearbox. In previous model years, the Camaro SS models equipped with the 1LE package were only available with the six-speed stick.
On the outside, the 2021 Camaro deletes two exterior colors while adding two one new one:
- Garnet Red Tintcoat
- Rally Green Metallic
- Wild Cherry Tintcoat (extra-cost color)
The last change to the exterior is the deletion of the LPO-level painted engine cover.
Inside, the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro deletes the LPO-level spectrum lighting option as well as the recently-introduced navigation upgrade kit.
CarPlay and Android Auto infotainment features gain wireless capability as standard on all models. Finally, wireless phone charging becomes standard on 3LT and 2SS models; it was only standard on the range-topping ZL1 models.
The final several changes to the 2021 Camaro are in the packages department. First, the RS Package is now available on the LT1 model. The package was only available on 1LT, 2LT and 3LT models. It includes:
- 20-inch 5-split spoke premium Gray-painted, machined-face aluminum wheels
- Dark tint LED tail lamps
- RS-specific grilles
- Black front and rear bowties
- Decklid-mounted lip spoiler
Similarly, the Redline Edition is now available on LT1 models. As first reported, the Redline Package was re-introduced for the 2020 Camaro, for which it was available only on 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, 1SS and 2SS models. The package includes:
- 20-inch Black-painted aluminum wheels with Red accents
- Black Camaro fender badge with Red outline
- Redline Edition graphics
- Red seat belt color
- Red knee pads
- Premium carpeted floor mats
In addition, the Shock And Steel Special Edition Package is deleted for the 2021 Camaro. The Shock And Steel Special Edition was introduced for the 2020 model year, where it was available on 2LT, 3LT and 2SS models, and included the following features:
- 20-inch blade design aluminum wheels
- Carbon Flash-painted outside mirrors
- Center stripe
- Silver when Shock color is ordered
- Shock when Satin Steel Metallic is ordered
- Spoiler stripe
- Body-color high-wing spoiler
- Fuel filler door in Black with visible carbon fiber insert
- Yellow-painted calipers
- Black sueded knee pads
- Carbon fiber instrument panel molding
- Premium carpeted floor mats
- Camaro model outline throughout the vehicle
Finally, the Camaro Insignia Package is deleted. Previously available on the LS, LT1, LT2, LT3, 1SS and 2SS trims, the package included:
- Camaro logo fender badge in chrome
- Painted engine cover
- Premium carpeted floor mats with Camaro logo
The 2021 Chevrolet Camaro continues to be offered as one body style in two variants:
- Two-door coupe
- Two-door soft-top convertible
Models & Pricing
We expect the 2021 Camaro to be offered in the following models and trim levels:
|Trim Level||Body Style||Model Code||Starting MSRP (USD)|
The 2021 Chevrolet Camaro is expected to continue being offered with the same engines and transmissions as the 2020 model.
|Manufacturer||Make||Model||Engine||Power (hp / kW @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)||Standard Transmission||Optional Transmission|
|General Motors Company||Chevrolet||Camaro||Turbocharged 2.0L LTG I-4 DOHC||275 / 205 @ 5600||295 / 398.3 @ 3000-4500||6-speed manual MN6||8-speed auto MX0|
|General Motors Company||Chevrolet||Camaro||3.6L LGX V-6 DOHC||335 / 250 @ 6800||284 / 383.4 @ 5300||6-speed manual MN6||10-speed auto MX0|
|General Motors Company||Chevrolet||Camaro||6.2L LT1 V-8 OHV||455 / 339.3 @ 6000||455 / 614.3 @ 4400||6-speed manual with Active Rev Match MN6||10-speed auto MX0|
|General Motors Company||Chevrolet||Camaro||Supercharged 6.2L LT4 V-8 OHV||650 / 485 @ 6400||650 / 881 @ 3600||6-speed manual with Active Rev Match MN6||10-speed auto MX0|
We expect the current, sixth-generation Camaro to soldier on at least until its planned lifecycle, set to end for the 2023 model year. The future of the model is a little unclear after that point, but what will likely take place is that the iconic sports car will transition to a high-performance electric vehicle. We’ll keep our ears to the ground on anything and everything Camaro here at CamaroNews!