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JAPAN GETS A SPECIAL EDITION CHEVROLET CAMARO

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Camaro Heritage Edition

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro has been launching in select markets all over the world, and Japan is the latest country to receive the updated muscle car. While that’s all fine and dandy, there’s bigger news: Chevy is launching a limited run Heritage Edition Camaro exclusively for the Japanese market, with only 90 of them being built.

There will be 30 Camaros in LT trim, 20 as convertibles, and 40 Camaro Heritage Editions in SS trim. Separating them from the rest will be a Rally Green Metallic paint accented by white hood stripes. While deeper than the original, the Rally Green hue is a throwback to an original Camaro paint color of the same name. The only official photo from Chevrolet is provided above. The interior is a Kalahari tan, while the five-spoke gloss black wheels are unique to this Japanese market Camaro, as well.

The Heritage Edition Camaro is painted with an exclusive Rally Green Metallic paint, which is accented by white hood stripes. Chevy Japan will begin taking orders for the Heritage Edition Camaro starting on January 10, 2020, with delivery slated for the following summer.

 

Pricing for this rare package has also been announced. The most affordable Chevrolet Camaro Heritage Edition is an LT RS spec, and is priced at 5,650,000 Yen or about $51,610 USD. The Chevrolet Camaro SS Heritage Edition commands a premium of 7,480,000 Yen, or about $68,325 USD. Both of those prices are around double what their respective trim levels cost here in American money, where the Chevy pony car isn’t tariffed, nor is there a tax on the size of the engine. Japan is also a right-hand-drive country, whereas all Camaros leave the factory with left-hand-drive. So besides the price, Japanese customers will also have the added difficulty of a different driving position than they’re used to.

2020 Camaro pricing for Japan is otherwise 5,560,000 yen ($50,707 USD) for the LT RS trim, 6,430,000 yen ($58,642 USD)for the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, and 7,100,000 yen ($64,752 USD) for the Camaro SS.

If you’re surprised that there’s a special edition Chevrolet Camaro for the Japanese market, don’t be. If you recall, Chevrolet also announced two special edition models for the Russian market, albeit with the controversial outgoing fascia design of the 2019 SS model. The Camaro is, of course, a globally recognized American icon, so it’s nice to see the brand celebrate this status in a way that’s unique to different countries.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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