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The Chevrolet Camaro is lifeless, once more, for now

Chevrolet Camaro manufacturing has formally ended, for now, bringing the curtain down on the Normal Motors pony automotive’s second act.

Chevrolet spokesperson Trevor Thompkins confirmed to Motor Authority the ultimate sixth-generation Camaro rolled off the meeting line on Dec. 14. Chevy hasn’t formally confirmed that the Camaro nameplate is being retired, however with no successor in line, it is undoubtedly taking a minimum of a hiatus.

2024 Chevrolet Camaro

2024 Chevrolet Camaro

This is not the primary time the Camaro has gone away. GM halted manufacturing with the fourth-generation mannequin (and its Pontiac Firebird twin) after the 2002 mannequin 12 months, following 35 years of steady manufacturing. However the retro development that reinvigorated the Ford Mustang and impressed a relaunch of the Dodge Challenger (which can be lastly ending manufacturing this month) satisfied GM to launch a brand new fifth-generation Camaro for the 2010 mannequin 12 months.

The sixth-generation Camaro arrived for the 2016 mannequin 12 months boasting a svelter form and extra agile dealing with. It additionally launched a turbo-Four engine to the lineup (though it was dropped for 2024) and featured a 650-hp ZL1 mannequin catering to fans.

2024 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Garage 56 Edition

2024 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Storage 56 Version

Chevy introduced in March that the Camaro would bow out after the 2024 mannequin 12 months. To mark the tip of manufacturing, the 2024 Camaro obtained a Collector’s Version package deal with distinctive styling options however no efficiency upgrades. Its Panther Black Metallic Tintcoat exterior end references the Panther codename used through the authentic Camaro’s improvement, and is matched by satin-black accent stripes and black 20-inch wheels.

Future Camaro incarnations will seemingly tackle a really totally different kind. Rumors circulating in 2021 pointed to an electrical efficiency sedan. Different hypothesis factors to an electrical SUV, one thing that is additionally been rumored as a part of an expanded Corvette lineup. Whether or not it is a sedan, a coupe, or SUV, an EV sporting the Camaro badge can be consistent with GM’s beforehand said “aspiration” to make its passenger automotive lineup all-electric by 2035.

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