• Oct 6, 2010
The big news for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro is indeed the highly anticipated Z28, but that doesn't mean the base cars are moving forward without a few small tweaks. Our friends at Camaro5.com landed a set of spy shots that depict the Chevrolet muscle car sporting a new and improved set of taillamps and mirrors.
Out back, the revised lamps use a full-LED design that mimic the shape of sunglasses. And if we're honest, we much prefer the standard bulb-lit units found on the current car, though we're sure that the LED setup will be a hit amongst the gee-whiz crowd. As for the side mirrors, they've grown quite substantially and now include turn indicators. At first glance they look a bit awkward, though this should help remedy one of the largest complaints we have about the Camaro: outward visibility.

We're still scratching our heads to decide if we'll put our stamp of approval on these design tweaks, though we'll have to wait until the finished product shows up before making any final judgments, as these could just be early prototype parts. Expect to see the slightly restyled Camaro debut sometime next year as a 2012 model. Hat tip to Luke!

[Source: Camaro5]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, SUV-sized mirrors, that's to compensate for the lack of visibility inside??
      • 4 Years Ago
      Terrible.

      I'm secretly hoping they're minor changes to satisfy some export market...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Looks like they've been designed to punish some export market.
      • 4 Years Ago
      My guess is that while the taillights may well be used for a global facelift, the tallights and mirrors pictured are for the upcoming European-spec Camaro.

      EU legislation requires larger mirrors which have the ability to fold in (note that in the past, the last-gen Camaro, C4 Corvette and both generations of Chrysler Neon were examples of American cars which used larger, folding mirrors for European-spec cars. In addition, side repeater indicators are mandatory in Europe and with the door-mirror variety now very much in vogue, this again points to the car being a European-spec prototype.

      The revised rear light clusters will incorporate rear fogs for Europe and since reversing lights have to be a certain height, this again may be the reason for these pictures.

      Not to mention it appears to be undergoing trials in Germany.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I just noticed - the LED strips ate the bottom of the rear lights are amber and the position of the rear licence plate bolts. Dead giveway then - it's the upcoming European-spec Camaro which will debut early 2011.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like someone glued on some bedazzled 3D theatre glasses.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Can you say Euro-spec?

      Folding side-view mirrors, integrated reverse lights in brake lights, repeaters in side view mirrors, front/rear tow hooks...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I believe that ALL lights on on modern vehicles should be LED, that doesn't mean that this execution isn't tacky.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I actually like those lights. The chrome border around the existing ones look so gross to me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      In before/during/after CSI Miami jokes.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It seems what we have her is (slowly puts sunglasses on), one hideous euro-spec Camaro. (YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!)
      • 4 Years Ago
      OMG!
      What a deep modification!
      I am shoked.
      • 4 Years Ago
      OMG!!!!!! That's absolutely awful!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am gonna waiting on making in judgments until more pics come out.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like the Camaro tail lights prior to these! Especially the chrome bezels around them! These just look bad! But maybe they might grow on me in time! And in person!
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