• Jan 27, 2008
The last time we saw some good spy shots of the 2009 Chevy Camaro, it was sitting on a trailer waiting for transport. Those shots included images of the car's interior, but we've got more for you today courtesy of a Jalopnik reader who snapped a camouflaged prototype just sitting around somewhere. The interiors of both cars appear to be the same, which supports the theory that this instrument panel is close to production ready. It incorporates a number of elements from the Camaro Concept's interior, including the big gauge pod with two large dials for the tach and speedo, as well as a cluster of four gauges at the bottom of the center console for battery voltage, oil pressure, oil temperature and one we haven't seen on a production car before: torque. Sure, the concept interior's flare has been toned down for production, but GM did not raid the corporate parts bin as much for the Camaro's interior as Chrysler has apparently done for the Dodge Challenger's interior. Click the Read link to view more new spy pics of the Camaro's interior over at Jalopnik.

[Source: Jalopnik]



I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 68 Comments
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dull, mundane, boring
        • 7 Years Ago
        For a similar car in this price range, please find me this exciting, sharp interior that you know of. I'm dying to find out what you think of as exciting.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mustang is way ahead, and owns this segment, just as it did forty years ago. GM and Chrysler will have to do better than warmed the over junk they peddled way back when.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That just terrible. Seriously.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks good to me. I actually wouldn't be completely appaled if the Malibu's interior found its way into the Camaro, since it is pretty good on quality. The Charger interior in the Challenger, however, is another story. I've ridden in a few Chargers, one that was only a month old and everything in there seems to scratch WAY too easy. It looked like it had been used for a couple years rather than a month. The only things that I would like to see in the Camaro that I don't see in this pic are some kind of Smart Key like nearly every Nissan has. Corvette's got it, so they have the tech. Steering wheel audio/bluetooth controls would be nice too. They're nice once you've had them, but I've lived w/o them before so I guess I can manage. I'll take my SS in Dark Tarnished Silver, thanks
      • 7 Years Ago
      Are those REAL gauges I see? Couldn't be!! Ford (and others) have been telling us all these years that real gauges with actual numbers are a waste. In fact, most of Ford's gauges are fake (5psi SWITCH for the oil press, for example).

      The location is dorky - they should be in direct view of the driver like the speedo and tach. But it's a refreshing change from the idiot gauges that are currently out there.

      GM, if you are listening: DO NOT reduce these gauges to fake ones. Trust the driver, educate him/her to understand that it's ok for oil press to follow temp and RPM. Put them in the line of site of the driver.

      Who knows - this die hard Mustang guy just might switch.

      -Dave
      • 7 Years Ago
      Still not a fan.
        • 7 Years Ago
        +1. Still ugly and ill-conceived.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Agreed, but something tells me, the new GM won't let us down.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Since this is a pre-production interior you obviously not seeing the finishing touches (which would drastically improve any interior) just look a concept photos.

        I ll reserve my judgement until I see the pics from GM.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Russell, we are all being optimistic about GM. But don't move them into your stock portfolio just yet. :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      call me crazy... but i LIKE it... alot
      • 7 Years Ago
      It doesn't look like many here appreciate distinctive style nor are they really muscle car fans. This is definitely the type of car that SHOULD NOT look like everything else made out there inside or out.

      GM's finally doing the Camaro justice after years of horrible contemporary, blend-in styling inside and out. There's a huge legion of Camaro fans that have been providing GM imput on this car and have been anxiously waiting for it for years. GM is taking the time to do it right and I think many will be pleasantly surprised when the finished product is unveiled.

      There is a big market out there that loves cars like this and Ford won't have a monopoly on it for much longer.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It just looks too busy. Gadgets upon gadgets.

      Maybe busy is what they intend. If they think this is what will sell they may be right.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I have some mixed feelings about it. The design is neat, but I don't know if I'd like to look at it every day. The steering wheels still seems oversized, as does the gauge cluster. The center stack is odd-ball as well. I can only assume the materials will be Malibu-grade or better, but that is the least of my 'needs' for a car like this.

      Having said all that, the Camaro i still highly desirable by this poster. The Challenger is still my ride of choice, but I may end up with a Mustang GT if only because of having the lowest entry price-point.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I should add that I love the secondary gauge-pod in the center stack. THAT is a great retro touch!
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Tiburon V6 has a torque meter
        • 7 Years Ago
        beat me to it
        • 7 Years Ago
        It might have a meter, but it lacks the torque.
      • 7 Years Ago
      God I hope that crappy, Nintendo interior is a joke. It makes the Mustang interior look...good.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Crappy, NINTENDO interior? When did Nintendo start making cars?
    • Load More Comments