2020 Camaro Model Updates

A new LT1 V8 performance model (RPO 1LZ) leads the changes for the 2020 Camaro lineup along with a new available 10-speed automatic transmission on V6 models. Here’s a look at some of the updates made for the 2020 model year.


New LT1

The new LT1 model, powered by the 455 horsepower 6.2L V8 engine (RPO LT1) and paired with a standard 6-speed manual transmission (RPO MM6) or available 10-speed automatic transmission (RPO MI2), is the most affordable V8 sports car on the market. The LT1 can be identified by the LT1 fender badge, V8 vented hood and LT front fascia. (Fig. 13)


Fig. 13


It also features 20-inch x 8.5-inch wheels at all four corners and all-season tires. Other standard equipment includes heavy-duty brakes with Brembo Performance 4-piston front calipers and a non-MR sport suspension. (Fig. 14)


Fig. 14


TIP: The LT1 model features an automatic transmission cooler; however, it is not equipped with other performance cooling features. Therefore, the LT1 model is not track capable.


10-Speed Automatic Transmission

The 10L60 10-speed automatic transmission (RPO MI1) is available on 3.6L V6 (RPO LGX) Camaro LT models, replacing the 8L45 8-speed automatic transmission. The 10L60 automatic transmission does not offer the Custom Launch Control and Line Lock features that are available with the 10L80 (RPO MI2) and 10L90 (RPO MI4) 10-speed automatic transmissions available on models with the 6.2L V8 (RPOs LT1, LT4).

The 10-speed transmission is a fully automatic, rear-wheel drive, electronically-controlled transmission. There are different variants of the transmission, all based on torque capacity. Architecture is common between the variants, and component differences are primarily related to size.

The ten speed ratios are generated using four simple planetary gearsets, two brake clutches, and four rotating clutches. The on-axis transmission architecture uses a squashed torque converter, an off-axis pump and four close coupled gearsets.


SS Front Fascia

The front fascia on SS model is updated for the 2020 model year. The center bumper beam cover and the components under the headlamps are now body color while the bowtie emblem moves to the upper grille. (Fig. 15)


Fig. 15


Brake Fluid

All 2020 Camaros use DOT 4 brake fluid. Do not use silicone or DOT 5 brake fluids.


Rear Camera Mirror

The camera for the available full display mirror on coupe models has been moved from the center spoiler stanchion to the roof antenna for the 2020 model year. (Fig. 16) The new location provides a larger field of vision and allow it to be offered on 2SS, 3LT, and ZL1 models.


Fig. 16



The mid-level radio (RPO IOS) and up-level radio (RPO IOT) were updated for 2020 with a more personalized intuitive user interface with functionality designed to be similar to popular apps and smartphones. The systems provide the ability to download apps as well as identify the user and set up the vehicle based on each user’s preferences.


Tire Fill Alert

The Tire Fill Alert feature provides visual and audible alerts outside of the vehicle to help when inflating an underinflated tire to the recommended cold tire pressure. When the recommended pressure is reached, the horn sounds once and the turn signal lamp will stop flashing and briefly turn solid. If the turn signal lamp does not flash within 15 seconds after starting to inflate the tire, the Tire Fill Alert system has not been activated or may not be operating properly.

Due to the Tire Fill Alert feature, the tire pressure monitor sensor part numbers have changed for 2020.


PDI Items

During the pre-delivery inspection (PDI), there are several special inspection items to follow on the 2020 Camaro, including:

Stripe Packages – Do not use polish or wax on the stripes/hood wrap on vehicles with stripe packages (RPO B03, B04, C30, C2U, DW7, DUV, DUU, DVV, DW8) or a hood wrap (RPO DSM). It will distort the appearance.

SS Models – Control arm brake cooling deflectors and smaller brake shields are included in the loose-shipped items package. The deflectors hang low and are for track use only.

ZL1/ZL1 1LE Models – Install the air dam deflector and front tire air deflector kits (strakes and tire strips). The power steering ducts are for track use only. Refer to Bulletin #16-NA-369.

Chassis – Install the rear control arm suspension link covers using the mounting kit and instructions in the loose-shipped item package.

1LE Models – Install the spoiler winglets included in the loose-shipped items package (equipped with the RPO D5S spoiler). Instructions are in the Accessories manual in the Service Information.

V8 1LE/ZL1 Models – Remove the spring stuffers and place in the glove box for the customer. This does not apply to the ZL1 1LE (RPO A1Z).

For additional information on the 2020 Camaro, refer to Bulletin #19-NA-169.


– Thanks to Ann Briedis and Sherman Dixon

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