Chevy’s Camaro Will Soon be Discontinued, Sources Say
While the Chevrolet Camaro might seem like a sure thing, the automotive industry can ...
While the Chevrolet Camaro might seem like a sure thing, the automotive industry can throw us curveballs from time to time. Last time that we heard rumblings of the Camaro falling off of the face of the Earth, the year was 2002. The platform took a hiatus from production for seven years until it was reinstated in 2010. This time, it appears as if production will cease yet again as of the year 2023.
“Multiple sources within GM have told Muscle Cars & Trucks that the seventh-generation Chevrolet Camaro program initially in development has been suspended, and the nameplate will likely be shelved once again after 2023.” –Musclecarsandtrucks.com
MCAT, the site that originally broke the news, thinks that several factors came into play. Among these factors were the negative reaction to the 2019 refresh, shrinking sales numbers, and the added powertrain choices. Talking about hybrid and electric models hasn’t seemed to sit well with fans. It kind of defeats the point of the car, if you ask us.
Of course, the first question to pop into everyone’s head would be “Is this it?”
If there really is no 2024 Camaro, will we ever see the model come around again?
We can’t help but wonder if this is just another hiatus or if the nameplate will be gone for good. It seems as if the brand behind the “Camaro” name is too powerful to just throw away.
We’re not sure where it fits in the landscape of what GM is working toward, though. We would think that the Corvette going mid-engine would carve out a bigger space for the Camaro. Perhaps, that’s why GM would want to can it though. After all, they’ve been highly protective over the Corvette leading the brand in every way imaginable. Dumping the Camaro might be their way of bolstering sales for the drastic redesign of the new Corvette.
All of this information combined with these supposed leaks might be the beginning of the end. After all, the Camaro was built on the premise of being loud and rowdy. Maybe the market just isn’t asking for that kind of car anymore.
Hopefully, we’re wrong.