Does this “SEMA concept” mean Chevy’s dropping the awful Camaro SS grille?

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Shock concept car

Based on a lead from Robert Scott Miller. General Motors has just shown a 2019 Chevy Camaro concept for SEMA, highlighting its new Shock Yellow paint — but possibly also revealing an about-face from the regrettable Chevy SS grille seen in earlier spy shots. Here’s our spy shot of the 2019 Camaro SS:

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS spy shot

And here’s the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro “Shock:”

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Shock concept car

The main difference is the body-color bumper area, replacing the black bumper. The Chevrolet bowtie has been moved up to the grille proper, too, from the center of the bumper. Overall, the effect is saner and less garish; it also makes the DRLs seem to be integrated, rather than thrown in afterwards or borrowed from another car.

This is only a concept, but it’s quite likely that Chevrolet will use the new SS look for the production cars as well. Social-media response to the prior SS was not especially favorable.

Following Toyota and Mopar, Chevrolet will be making numerous accessories available from launch, including ground effects, a black spoiler, carbon-fiber-insert fuel door, black badges, cold air induction kits, Recaro seats, Brembo front brakes, and 1LE suspension parts; these will not void the warranty, and can be installed by dealers. Chevy will also be showing a “personalized” Camaro LT convertible.

The 2019 Camaro SS will debut with a ten-speed automatic transmission controlled by paddle shifters, with launch control and line lock; an optional full-display review camera mirror; and optional Forward Collision Alert. New colors include Crush, Riverside Blue Metallic, and two new grays.

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