Chevrolet bids goodbye to the 6th generation Camaro
The sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro will be discontinued at the end of the model year 2024 after nine successful model years on the international market. The Chevrolet Camaro, at least as an ICE muscle car, will be discontinued. Once the final Camaro leaves the production line in January 2024, GM will not bring it back. In other words, after more than 50 years of production, there won't be a seventh-generation Camaro.
The new sedan market niche that the Mustang had carved out was one that General Motors (GM) also wished to participate. Thus, GM created the first-ever Camaro in a manner much to how Ford transformed the commuter-spec Falcon sedan into the Mustang.
To commemorate the Camaro's end of production at a GM plant in mid-Michigan in January 2024, the automaker will release a "collector's edition" package on several 2024 Camaro models, including the top-end ZL1.
The next few years will see Ford launching the 2025 Mustang and Dodge its first electric muscle car based on the Charger Daytona concept. So, should we expect an electric Camaro?
In its first full year of sales in 2016, the sixth generation sold a robust 72,705 vehicles during the course of its nine-year lifespan. Sales, however, fell to just 24,652 vehicles in 2022, never reaching the levels of the fifth generation, which crossed the 80,000-unit threshold in five different years.
Scott Bell, vice president, of Global Chevrolet, said "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. While we are not announcing an immediate successor today, rest assured, this is not the end of Camaro's story."