Twitchin’ Camaro

Haven’t you ever seen a deathbed before?

A report surfaced today from Muscle Cars and Trucks, suggesting that the Camaro will not live on to see a seventh generation. Having been sold continuously for the last 10 years, the iconic pony car is not planned to transition to the new A2XX platform. Current product plans forecast production to 2023, but nothing further.

The current sixth-generation Camaro is built on the Alpha platform that was utilized by the outgoing ATC and CTS. The new CT4 and CT5 models are built on an updated version of that platform, dubbed A2XX. While all 3 models will be built alongside each other at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant, the Camaro is not slated to receive a redesign to transition onto the newer chassis.

Development of a seventh-generation Camaro was under way but is reported to have been suspended indefinitely. Unless there is a revival of the program, the nameplate would fade away after 2023.

The General has tried to kill off the Camaro once before, in 2002. It was back seven years later, perhaps because GM suspected one of the reasons it wound up in the financial toilet was too many nameplates and not enough names worth keeping.

2 comments »

  1. McGehee »

    26 June 2019 · 8:38 am

    I think I do still see more Mustangs than Camaros, but Challengers seem to have them both beat. (I’m not including Chargers in the comparison because they now seem almost exclusively to be in police fleets).

  2. CGHill »

    26 June 2019 · 11:24 am

    Mustang and Challenger sell about 60,000 each a year; I’m really not sure GM wants to turn the corporate back on that may customers.

    Worst-case scenario: They keep the name, and glue it to Yet Another Tallish Wagon.

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