Published on March 23rd, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
Chevrolet Camaro To End Production In 2024 With Nameplate Returning Later
Could the successor of the Chevrolet Camaro be an EV SUV like the Mustang?
Well, the Chevrolet Camaro as we know it is also now getting axed. After all these years of being a truly iconic American muscle (or pony car, depending on who you ask), the Camaro which captured the hearts of many since the Transformers movie is going away too with the nameplate set to return later. Is electrification to blame?
Well, most likely, but not in the way one might think or even directly. In fact, electrification may not have played a part in this decision at all, depending on how Chevrolet brings back the Camaro name, which the brand states will be done at a later date, oh, the suspense is simply killing me.
Moreover, this means that in addition to the very last sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro will roll out the factory in January 2024 and GM states that “this is not the final chapter for the [Camaro] nameplate,” but Scott Bell, Chevrolet’s global vice president, says that the brand is not yet ready to announce an immediate successor.
Scott Bell, added, “As we prepare to say goodbye to the current generation Camaro, it is difficult to overstate our gratitude to every Camaro customer, Camaro assembly line employee and race fan. While we are not announcing an immediate successor today, rest assured, this is not the end of Camaro’s story.”
What’s more, in a farewell video Chevrolet uploaded to their Youtube linked here to say goodbye to the current generation Camaro, the brand very briefly teased what looks like the sendoff model with no official name or power figures yet, but I expect it will rival the Copo Camaro making it the new most powerful Camaro yet.
On top of that, the Chevrolet Camaro was originally code named “panther” when it was in production and from the brief look we had at the silhouette of this new sendoff model, which according to the video, will be available to order from summer 2023, features a panther logo on the “R” letter in its Camaro name sticker.
While the Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Camaro’s biggest rival, will remain in production until 2029, it has already been replaced (somewhat) by the Ford Mustang mach E electric SUV, so will Chevrolet go down the same road with the Camaro? Could we see a “Camaro E-ray” SUV somewhere down the line? I hope not.
Not that I have anything against electric vehicles (EVs), but iconic names like the Mustang and Camaro were never meant to be eco-friendly family cars, from the early 1970s these cars were made for speed and I feel the new generations of these cars should do the same.
My point is carmakers want to make an EV, make an EV from scratch, don’t hurt the fans by completely changing what the Mustang and Camaro names were meant to be and piggyback off of that success. It is downright wrong and I personally wish carmakers would be more creative and original like they used to be.