Chevy Camaro Ends In 2024 With Limited Collector’s Edition?


Chevy Camaro Ends In 2024 With Limited Collector’s Edition?

First off, we’re still a bit ticked off that plans for a 7th-gen Camaro were botched and the Camaro, which has already suffered one premature death in 2002, would once again go away after 2024. You see the current Camaro utilizes the Alpha platform that the Cadillac ATC and CTS also use. Both of those Caddys are being replaced by the CT4 and CT5 which uses an updated Alpha platform. Well, the Camaro wasn’t transitioned to the new platform so after the 2024 model year there’s, well, nothing.

When the Camaro was relaunched in 2010 it was a sales hit and regularly sold over 80,000 vehicles a year. Part was due to pent-up demand for a V8 Camaro and part was due to the fresh retro-inspired design of the 5th-gen. Of course, it didn’t hurt that the car was one of the stars of the new Transformers movie franchise which spurred quite a few Bumblebee clones and even a special edition from Chevrolet. For all those reasons, and more, the new Camaros were a huge sales success for GM.

The 6th-gen Camaro hit the showrooms in late 2015 as a 2016 model. It was on the newer Alpha platform, with its new engine offerings, was billed as being lighter, tighter, and more sporty than the 5th-gen. It was also more expensive and the interior dimensions were a bit more cramped. Sales numbers never hit the same levels as the 5th gen with just 51,000 vehicles sold in 2018 which was a 25-percent drop from the prior year. The awful front-end redesign for 2019 didn’t help (remember the bowtie emblem in the bumper?) and sales sank even further. To us the final nail in the coffin were GM Camaro team members, like Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser, being assigned to other departments. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.

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