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SEMA News—August 2017

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Subaru BRZ STI Undisguised

 

’19 Camaro Lineup

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This is the Subaru BRZ STI for the United States, caught testing on Subaru’s doorstep in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Subaru has promised a version of the BRZ STI concept for two years now, and it seems destined for the United States at the end of the current car’s life. While the car is unlikely to have significant horsepower upgrades, it will get new styling, suspension and brake modifications, along with a huge new wing on the back. Expect this BRZ STI in 2018 in limited quantities.

 

 

This is the lineup for the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro, caught testing near GM’s Milford Proving Grounds. Pictured are the ZL1, 1LT, SS coupe and the SS convertible. All appear to be receiving a midcycle refresh that includes revised front and rear ends—perhaps extensively so, given the amount of camouflage applied to these prototypes. Mechanically, the cars should all get tweaks to the existing four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines, though the possibility of the return of the Z/28 remains. The 10-speed automatic that launched on the ZL1 last year should spread to some, if not all, other models to replace the current eight-speed unit. The ’19 Camaros should be on sale by fall 2018.

 GMC Sierra Denali 1500, Sierra/Silverado 1500 Double Cab

 

 

Chrysler 300 SRT HellCat

 

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This is the next-generation GMC Sierra 1500, caught for the first time in Denali trim as well as in a double-cab variant (Sierra/Silverado). Like the Silverado, the Sierra will get a major redo with an aluminum-intensive body to save weight, as the Ford F-150 has already adopted. But it will sport styling much like that of the current model. A turbocharged V6 option is said to be on offer, as is a diesel V6. The 10-speed automatic should replace the current eight-speed unit in many versions of the Sierra. A brake-by-wire system will also debut there, and an air suspension, such as the one on the Ram 1500 trucks, may also be offered for the first time.

 

 

This Chrysler 300 SRT has the same rims and tires (P315/40R18) seen on the earlier Dodge Demon mules and is most likely packing a HellCat. Significant? Yes, since the 300 SRT remains on sale in the Middle East and is in need of some kind of revision that is already rumored for 2018. The 300 would greatly benefit from a performance package, along with revised styling. Will the 300 SRT return to U.S. shores? Will it pack a HellCat with a widebody? It’s hard to tell at this point what FCA has up its sleeve, but the Middle Eastern markets could expect this in the next year or so.

 

 

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