The future of the Chevrolet Camaro nameplate is somewhat uncertain. The current sixth-generation Chevy Camaro was originally expected to sunset around the 2023 calendar year, which, along with the termination of development for the seventh-generation model, would make the sixth-gen model the “final” generation. Now, GM Authority has learned that the discontinuation timeframe for the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro has yet to be determined.
According to GM Authority sources familiar with the matter, the discontinuation timeline for the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro is fluid, with possible changes to the date when the current generation will be put to bed, as well as the overall lifecycle.
One potential influencing factor is a possible lifecycle extension for the sixth-gen model, with a discontinuation around the 2026 model year, rather than the 2024 model year, as originally expected. Another possibility is that the Chevy Camaro will indeed be discontinued around the 2023 calendar year as planned originally, with the Cadillac XT4 taking over the Camaro’s production capacity, as GM Authority covered previously.
To note, the Chevy Camaro is currently produced at the Lansing Grand River assembly facility in Lansing, Michigan. Lansing Grand River assembly also produces the Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5 luxury sedans.
To be clear, the two scenarios outlined above are far from set in stone, and the situation remains fluid, as stated previously. For now, everything hinges on the length of the lifecycle for the sixth-gen Chevy Camaro.
As for the longterm future of the Chevy Camaro nameplate, one rumor is that it will ditch internal combustion entirely in favor of all-electric motivation. General Motors President Mark Reuss recently added fuel to the rumor fire with a statement that the automaker’s EV platform was “capable of doing just about everything we want in [GM’s] portfolio across every segment.”
SOURCE: GM AUTHORITY