Production of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro will end in January 2024, GM announced Wednesday. The vehicle, which has consistently trailed the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger in sales, has been produced for nine years. In a statement, Chevy said the nameplate will live on, however, the automaker is “not announcing an immediate successor today.” In other words, the Camaro as we know will soon be dead. At least for now.
Sales of the Camaro have been in a slump due to a botched design refresh and pandemic-related supply chain issues that severely hampered production. Despite the car’s slow sales, it was always praised for its razor-sharp handling and strong drivetrain, the former of which was atypical for the segment.
The Detroit automaker’s statement said “this is not the end of Camaro’s story,” which could mean almost anything. There are a lot of rumors circulating about what might happen to the name. The car could very well get the Mach-E treatment.
To commemorate the end of the sixth-generation car, Chevy will introduce a limited-run Collector’s Edition package on RS, SS, and ZL1 trims. The automaker says the package “pays homage to Camaro, resurfacing ties that date back to the development of the first generation Camaro in the 1960s, most notably the program’s initial code name: Panther.” no mechanical alterations to the vehicle as a part of the package were stated.
With the death of the current Camaro and Challenger, the number of stick-shift, V8-powered cars on the market is dwindling to almost zero.
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