Chevrolet Announces That Camaro Production Ends in January 2024
After nine strong model years in the market, with hundreds of thousands sold, the sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro will retire at the conclusion of model year 2024. The final sixth generation Camaros will come off the assembly line at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Michigan in January 2024.
Available in coupe and soft-top convertible variants, this latest generation Camaro is known for supreme athleticism and composure. Magnetic Ride Control became available on the Camaro SS in the sixth generation and track-focused 1LE packages proliferated through all levels of the lineup for the first time. The ultimate street-legal track Camaro, the 650 horsepower ZL1 1LE, produced the fastest time for any Camaro around GM’s Milford Road Course at the company’s Milford Proving Ground in Michigan.
Whether it is picking up awards for on-road performance, or race wins and championships at tracks across the world, Camaro has demonstrated Chevrolet’s ability to win in the most demanding environments.
“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,” said Scott Bell, vice president, Global Chevrolet. “While we are not announcing an immediate successor today, rest assured, this is not the end of Camaro’s story.”
Chevrolet will celebrate this storied nameplate with the addition of the Collector’s Edition package on the 2024 Camaro RS and SS, and on a limited number of ZL1 equipped vehicles available in North America. The Collector’s Edition pays homage to Camaro, resurfacing ties that date back to the development of the first generation Camaro in the 1960s, most notably the program’s initial code name: Panther.
More information on the 2024 Camaro line and Collector’s Edition package will be available closer to the start of orders this summer.
Since our founding days with Louis Chevrolet, performance always has been and will continue to be an integral part of Chevrolet’s DNA. From Corvette to Colorado and Silverado ZR2, to Tahoe RST and Blazer EV SS1, the brand will continue to offer a range of exhilarating vehicles for the street, the track and off-road.
This has happened before. Chevrolet stopped making Camaro s from 2002 to 2010
When Camaro Production Ends, Is There a Replacement?
So what happens when the Camaro production ends? Is GM going to make a replacement.? Yes, a new all-electric model wearing the Chevrolet Camaro name is scheduled to launch in 2025. Instead of being a high-powered two-door muscle car, this new electric vehicle will have four doors. The new model will be the first of several new vehicles that should wear the Camaro name as GM moves this name into a lineup of EVs.
Why is Chevy discontinuing the Camaro?
As with any vehicle that eventually leaves the market, the Camaro has experienced a precipitous decline in sales since 2019. This impressive muscle car might still be one of the most sought-after models on the roads in America, but it’s not one of the cars that sell well for GM. A new sub-brand might change the story of this performance icon.
Car and Driver tells us the Camaro as a muscle car will be finished at the end of 2024. In its place, we expect to see a 2+2 electric coupe and convertible car. This new car should be a four-door model with a coupe-like sloped roof that might be more enticing to some Camaro enthusiasts that have longed for more doors and access to the rear seat.
In addition to the new cars that could wear this name, we expect to see a pair of crossovers. These could come in two-door and four-door body styles. Both will also be electric vehicles wearing the Camaro name.
However these replacements, if they come to fruition when Camaro Production Ends, the replacements will be quite different, and after 2024, if you want to drive a two-door Camaro, it will be an SUV.
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