Listen, we like Kelly Ripa Kristen Chenoweth (Kelly is apparently on vacation) and Michael Strahan as much as the next auto-obsessed blogging website... but to reveal the new 2014 Chevy Camaro on the talk show ahead of its official unveiling at the New York Auto Show strikes us as a rather strange choice. Regardless, that's what we're dealing with – the talk show hosts were the first people to pull the covers off the new Camaro, and you can see the results above.

Additionally, one lone low-res image was published on the talk show website, and we enlarged it, reduced noise and sharpened it as much as we could. The original low-res version can be seen in the image gallery, as can a single shot of the interior, which sadly doesn't appear to have gotten any major attention.

We don't have any great views of the car from the screenshots that have hit the web, but from what we can tell, the changes made to the Camaro for 2014 are more noticeable than we had initially thought. For instance, the front fascia is completely new, with a grille insert that looks more condensed than before. The old mail-slot opening in the center of the face has been removed on the SS model, which is an update we're okay with but is likely to be controversial.

The biggest change to the SS model is a new hood with what appears to be a functional heat extractor. The bright red Camaro seen on the talk show doesn't have any stripes, and we're curious to see how Chevy deals with these classic additions on SS models with this new hood. Out back, we note a new rear spoiler along with taillamps that lose some of the past model's retro vibe in favor of a more modern, though still squared-off, look.

According to the show's website, the 2014 Camaro's powertrain options will carry over from 2013, with a 323-horsepower V6 and a 426-hp V8, along with the 580-horse supercharged ZL1. We suggest you take a gander at the image gallery above to form an initial opinion, but we'd also stress that many more high quality images will be coming from our crew in New York before too long.


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      mikeybyte1
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder if the taillight change was meant to distance it from the new Vette?
      TrueDat
      • 2 Years Ago
      Overall, a very nice refresh. It's exactly what the Camaro needs as we approach the next generation. The only bit that I'm not too sure about (and most likely because of the poor photography) are the taillights. I like the idea, but it's difficult to tell whether or not they flow with the car in these pics.
      T-Mille
      • 2 Years Ago
      People complaining about how the Corvette's taillights look like they came off of a Camaro? Change the Camaro's taillights. Problem solved!
        James
        • 2 Years Ago
        @T-Mille
        You do know that these changes were decided on in late 2011-early 2012, right? I suppose you could be slightly right and GM management made the same comments about the existing Camaro similarities to the upcoming C7, thus the changes. However, don't apply that to the public, as we barely saw the final product in January. Facelifts are not designed at the last minute, so these changes have nothing to do with people complaining.
      domingorobusto
      • 2 Years Ago
      To all the people asking, yes this is a refresh before the actual new car comes out. Look at it, it's obviously the same chassis. Looks pretty good. The nose is a very definite improvement. Good to go out on a high note I guess.
        domingorobusto
        • 2 Years Ago
        @domingorobusto
        Oh god, I made that comment before I looked at the taillights. Holy hell, those are TERRIBLE. How the hell could they think those taillights were a good idea?
          dukeisduke
          • 2 Years Ago
          @domingorobusto
          They should have revealed it on the Dr. Phil show, and invited the stylists on, so Dr. Phil could point at the taillights and ask them, "What the hell were you thinkin'?"
      Christopher Anderson
      • 2 Years Ago
      If actually a production piece, those are the best wheels yet offered for the Camaro. All of it is an improvement (aside from the stupid black extractor). Now if they could just bring the weight to below small moon-size...
        Dump
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Christopher Anderson
        Those wheels are slick. Hope they have them in black or gunmetal though. I needs a more sinister look.
      GN
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love the new sleek front. So much better even if I'm a lover of the current model.
        GN
        • 2 Years Ago
        @GN
        Now the front looks sportier and not too tall like a truck.
          TrueDat
          • 2 Years Ago
          @GN
          That's what I thought too.. by bringing the nose down a little bit, making it more angular, it actually looks like a faster car.
      Hunter Adams
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the look of this car. But, my only problem (hint: "MY" problem) is that vent in the middle of the hood. I'm not for sure what to think about that. But, as long as it has a fictional purpose, I won't complain.
      Mr E
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks cool, but wasn't the interior the main thing people complained about (outside of outward visibility)? I'm surprised they didn't spend more time there. Also, Strahan makes the interior look tiny :)
      4gasem
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hmm... Scrunched down the front like Ford did with the Mustang. Personally, I like it. I've never been a fan of the late model Camaro. Between the toy like (transformers ruined it for me) exterior to the Fisher Price interior with hard plastics galore, it just never made me WANT it. Sure performance was good, but I still have to look at it. From what I'm seeing here, they added a bit of finesse to the exterior. Although the wheels could be black! JMO
      VDuB
      • 2 Years Ago
      How about putting in this twin turbo V6 that they\'re putting in the new CTS?
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @VDuB
        Because that would take away from the V8. You really think they're going to make the small block look bad?
      Camaroman101
      • 2 Years Ago
      the non functional mailslot was a waste, glad they got rid of it. i'm curious what the v6 front bumber looks like as well as those tailights.
      WildBell
      • 2 Years Ago
      they just needed to make it lighter and change the ugly gages and inside and increase visibility although the tweaks to the outside look good.
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