As MC&T reported yesterday, Chevrolet is eliminating the 1LE packages for the V6 and turbo-four powered Camaro trim levels. But that’s not the only adjustment coming for the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro lineup. Thanks to the published dealer fleet order guide, there’s new info to share related to what’s called the Design Package 3, and some new paint options, while other paints and design packages have been eliminated. Here’s what you need to know…
The 2022 Chevrolet Camaro Design Package 3 is available for both the coupe and convertible body styles. It is slated to be available across almost every trim level, excluding the bookend 1LS and ZL1 models. The visual package brings quite a few unique touches to the muscle car. A satin black hood stripe with silver ice metallic hash mark, Camaro logo center caps, a black Camaro fender badge, and a blacked out fuel-filler cap with carbon accents round out the exterior tweaks. Inside, you’ll find black sueded knee pads and premium carpeted floor mats with the Camaro logo.
Photos of the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro Design Package 3 option are not immediately available.
Now, it is important to note that 2022 Chevrolet Camaro customers looking to option the new Design Package 3 need to spec a few prerequisite options. More specifically, 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, and LT1 customers need to option the RS Package in order to get these new goodies. This is not required for the Camaro SS trim level. Furthermore, the 20-inch 5-split spoke forged wheels are non-negotiable. Most notable however is the fact that buyers can only choose from three color options with the package: Vivid Orange Metallic, Rapid Blue, or Wild Cherry Tintcoat.
Also new for the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro are Vivid Orange Metallic and Rapid Blue paint colors, the latter of which debuted on the car during the 2021 Daytona 500. The vivid Shock yellow color is eliminated for 2022, as is the Shock & Steel Design Package (pictured above). The Wild Cherry Design Package (pictured below) is also omitted for the 2022 model year. The Camaro Redline Edition survives.
Outside of the copper-free brakes needed to sell the car in California, General Motors has only added these options for the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro, while removing the aforementioned 1LE performance package on lower trims. Sales-wise, the Camaro is struggling these days, and unfortunately GM isn’t doing the car any favors. And neither is the global semiconductor chip shortage.
If you are a long-time reader of MC&T, you’ve been made aware that the Chevrolet Camaro as we know it is not long for this world. We were the first to report back in 2019 that General Motors has shelved what were tentative plans for what was going to be a seventh-generation Camaro, leaving the future of the nameplate in limbo once again.
With bottomed-out sales and GM’s future plans for electrification, these marginal updates for the Chevrolet Camaro become less surprising the closer we get to that eventual endgame.