Despite its excellent run, though, we may be saying goodbye to this exceptional car. According to
Motor Trend, a lack of updates for upcoming Camaros could put an end to the model.
Why might the Chevy Camaro disappear?
Since its introduction in 1966, the Camaro has undergone many changes, both in design and equipment. The most recent sixth-generation Camaro was released in 2015 for the 2016 model year, set to end sometime in 2023.
Chevy’s decision to scrap the seventh generation of the Camaro set off some of the speculation about the end of the nameplate. The Camaro model has been "ended" in the past, as they stopped production back in 2002, but it was reinstated in 2010 with great success. However, the special edition Camaro coming in 2024 looks a bit like a sendoff, meaning this death could be more final.
The main reason for concern, though, is the lack of updates it’s receiving. The 2016 Camaro, along with many of GM’s cars in the recent past, have been functioning on their Alpha platform. Now, other models are going to transition to an updated version of the Alpha platform, but not the Camaro. Beyond the end of the sixth-gen Camaro, there would be no plans to improve the model.
It’s true that sales of the Camaro have gone down quite a bit since its peak in the 2010s, coming after it was featured in the Transformers franchise. However, the technology, like the 650-horsepower ZL1, is certainly up to par. Chevy would have to do emissions validations for new models, but a redesign could be just what they need to give the car a boost.
What will the 2024 Chevy Camaro look like?
The 2024 Collector's Edition package has many rumors floating around it since there isn’t much information so far. It will be a limited collection of 2,000 vehicles available on SS, ZL1, and LT models, but that’s about all we know for now.
It’s theorized that the Camaro could receive a
jump in horsepower, some believing it could go from its current 650 up to around 670. There’s also a rumor that all of the Collector’s Edition Camaros could be yellow, likely as a tribute to the Transformers character, Bumblebee.
Whatever the special edition looks like, if this is the Camaro’s last run, Chevy will surely give it a proper goodbye.
The future of the Camaro
Despite the fact that much of the news surrounding the Camaro points to a possible discontinuation, Chevy and GM haven’t said anything on the subject. Pricing and other specifics for the 2024 model have also not been confirmed by GM, so Camaro fans will have to watch and wait for now.
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