For many young American men, the Chevrolet Camaro has been their ideal vehicle for years. But, the manufacture of this iconic vehicle is ending.
The manufacturer of the macho muscle vehicle, General Motors, said on Wednesday that it would stop producing the current model at the beginning of the following year.
What the future holds for the vehicle, which competes in NASCAR and other circuits, is unclear. A future generation, according to GM, could be in the works.
Even though we won’t be unveiling a replacement immediately, Chevy vice president Scott Bell assured customers that the Camaro’s saga would not end.
Although the sixth-generation Camaro, unveiled in 2016, has performed well on the racetrack, sales have declined recently. Chevy sold 72,705 of the new Camaro models when they went on sale in 2016.
However, that number decreased by approximately 70% to 21,893 by the end of 2021. It improved somewhat to 24,652 last year.
According to GM, the final vehicles for the 2024 model year will roll off the manufacturing line in Lansing, Michigan, in January.
Trevor Thompkins, a spokesman, said he could not provide any other information regarding a potential Camaro. We’re not stating anything concrete just yet, he continued.
He claimed that the business and organizations that oversee auto racing have an agreement that allows the sixth-generation vehicle to compete in races.
He said the Camaro body would remain on the racetrack, and GM would have components available.
According to NASCAR, the Generation 6 Camaro is still qualified to compete in NASCAR Cup and NASCAR Xfinity Series events because it was already in production when GM first received approval to race.
In the North States, GM will sell a collector’s edition package of the 2024 Camaro RS and SS and a small quantity of the fast ZL-1 Camaros.
The business announced without detail that the collector’s edition automobiles would be inspired by the first-generation Camaro from the 1960s and its GM code, “Panther.”