The report cites “multiple sources” at General Motors as saying the next-generation Camaro program is suspended, with no apparent future beyond 2023. Those sources also allegedly say the nameplate will likely get shelved, meaning no more Camaro for the second time in the pony car’s history. We contacted GM to see if there’s any truth to the claim, and received this official statement:
“While we will not engage in speculation, we will remind you of our recently announced updates coming to the Camaro lineup this fall. An all-new LT1 model will provide customers V8 power with the design and affordability of our LT trim. The award-winning SS model will feature a new front fascia from the Camaro Shock concept. All of our updates are customer-driven to improve the car and its driving experience.”
It means that the 6th-generation Camaro is not selling nearly as well as the 5th-generation did, which itself only went on sale after Chevy received rave reviews about the Camaro Concept it brought to the 2006 Detroit Auto Show. Following the concept’s reveal, a production version was built and put on sale in 2009, ending the Camaro hiatus that began in 2002 after the model was killed off due to sluggish sales.
MC&T cites multiple internal sources within GM, which all claim that the development program behind the 7th-generation Camaro has been canceled and the nameplate shelved until further notice. For now, the news signals that Chevrolet will at least continue producing the Camaro until the completion of the 6th-generation model’s product cycle, which is set to end in 2023.