But, Chevy promises it's not the end of the road for its pony car.
Chevrolet has announced the sixth-generation Camaro will be retired at the conclusion of the 2024 model year, confirming the rumors we've been hearing about for some time. We're not in the least bit surprised as sales of Chevy's pony car have been dropping consistently for the past several years. The Camaro has been selling in far few numbers than its Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger rivals. Fortunately, the Camaro nameplate is not dead entirely but the automaker has not confirmed what's happening next.
"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."
We can more than live with that.
The final sixth-gen Camaro will roll off the assembly line at the automaker's Grand River Assembly Plant in Michigan in January 2024. Chevy says that there will be a Collector's Edition package in 2024 for the Camaro RS, SS, and a limited number of ZL1s.
The package, according to the press release, "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."
That's all we know at this time but Chevy says more details will be given around summertime when the order books open. This generation Camaro, along with being an excellent road-going muscle car, also partook in motorsports, specifically NASCAR, IMSA, SRO, NHRA, and the Supercars Championship, the latter being in Australia.
We suspected the sixth-gen Camaro's time left on the market was limited last summer when the brand announced that several options were being dropped from the 2023 model, such as the Black Interior Appearance Package and Sport Pedals. Fortunately, the engine lineup, consisting of the turbocharged four-pot, the supercharged 6.2-liter V8, and the naturally aspirated 3.6 V6 and 6.2 V8 options, was carried over.
Among the past Camaro rumors, there's been talk of an all-electric seventh-generation and/or a sedan body style. If we had to guess, we'd go with the former for two reasons: Chevy already teased a silhouette of an Ultium-based vehicle that looked very Camaro-like, and the upcoming all-electric Dodge Challenger successor. Whatever ultimately happens, the Camaro will live on but the sixth-gen will bow out less than one year from now.
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