Chevy Gives the Camaro a Touch-Screen for 2013
Chevrolet has been promising a navigation display for the Camaro since the car debuted in 2008; the automaker first told us that the sports coupe would get one in December 2009, but clearly that never happened. Four years later, the 2013 Camaro will get a modern touch-screen color display and navigation option. The picture above is the first detailed photo we've seen; Chevy posted it today on the Camaro's Facebook page.
It's a 7-inch touch-screen color display equipped with Chevy's MyLink multimedia sytem. The touch-screen will come standard on the LT, SS and ZL1 trims. A navigation system (as shown in the photo) will be optional on some trims; the above photo is of a SS trim equipped with a 1LE performance package. Like the MyLink system in other Chevys, the software adds Pandora and Stitcher internet radio streaming applications and a better voice-recognition system.
The system features the same capacitive-touch buttons we've seen on the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. We're not a fan of these types of controls but will withhold final judgment until we test the updated Camaro's system. No word yet if the backup camera image will be rerouted through the touch-screen (when equipped) or remain in the rearview mirror.
The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro goes on sale this fall. Pricing will be released later this year, according to the automaker.