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  • Camaro Cancelled?

    This could be major news if true.

    https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...meplate-to-die

    The year 2023 is going to feel a lot like 2002 for Chevrolet Camaro devotees. According to a new bombshell report, the seventh-generation Camaro program has been canceled and the pony car will die early next decade.

    Muscle Cars & Trucks broke the news Tuesday, citing "multiple sources within GM" who told the website there are no longer plans for a seventh-generation Camaro. The car was in initial development stages, but the entire program has been relegated to shelf life, per the report.


    2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
    2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

    Instead, the current sixth-generation Camaro will supposedly ride out the rest of its life until 2023. That year, the product roadmap expires for Chevy's pony car and it will depart the automotive world once again. Chevrolet famously killed off its iconic nameplate in 2002 during the Camaro's fourth generation. The muscle car returned in 2009 for a fifth generation and became a roaring success for Cheby and General Motors. The sixth-generation car has been a far cry from the booming sales the fifth-generation car saw, though, despite substantial technological superiority.

    The current Camaro rides on GM's Alpha platform, which will be phased out in favor of an updated version dubbed A2XX. The A2XX platform underpins the Cadillac CT4 and CT5, while the ATS and CTS used the old Alpha platform. With the Camaro's demise, it will end the Alpha platform's lifespan for good.


    2020 Cadillac CT4-V
    2020 Cadillac CT4-V

    It's been three years since the current Camaro debuted, and since then, the car has seen a mild refresh with a controversial front clip for 2019. Chevrolet quickly sprung an emergency refresh on the car and revised the pony car's nose to a far cleaner look. To remedy calls for a more affordable V-8-powered model, the 2020 Camaro LT1 trim was introduced. Sales of the current car have, to put it mildly, rather ho-hum.

    However, news of a next-generation Camaro has been rather isolated at best. We know GM was actively working on a new Camaro, or at least new powertrains, following a customer survey. The GM survey asked Camaro owners their thoughts on hybrid engines for a Camaro and the turbocharged 2.7-liter inline-4 the Chevy Silverado debuted. Adding a dash of worry to the situation was news the Camaro's chief engineer, Al Oppenheiser, was reassigned to GM's electric car team.


    2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE first drive
    2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE first drive

    Alas, it appears none of it will see the light of day. If there is a seventh-generation Camaro, it won't come directly after the current car.

    Motor Authority has reached out to Chevrolet to perhaps understand the Camaro's future better and we will update this story if we hear back.
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  • #2
    I do not put much faith in anything Muscle Car and Trucks write. Take into consideration some of the things they have written on the C8. Anything reporting a model cancellation in 4 years is a rumor/gossip. When GM cancels a model they usually announce it only with 18 months. Camaros sell well and are one of the most popular fleet cars to rental agencies.

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    • #3
      Thank you Brad66 for sharing that. Very interesting news, that however echoes what I had whispered to me around Thanksgiving, and then two weeks after I heard suddenly Al Oppenheiser, Camaro’s Chief Engineer (the equivalent of Tadge), was moved from the Camaro CE job to become the head of GM electric car electric development*, I began to wonder. Based on this question again being raised by MotorAuthority, I am beginning to wonder if “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”

      * https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...evelop-gm-evs/
      Last edited by John; 06-25-2019, 02:22 PM.
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      • #4
        Won’t be the first time...hope it isn’t true though.

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        • #5
          Yes, in 2023. https://www.torquenews.com/106/chevr...ued-after-2023

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          • #6
            That's SAD. Hopefully it works out for them. (Electric Cars) I pass by the charging stations every time I fuel up at Exxon and always think to myself glad I'm not driving an electric or I would be stuck in the 120 degree black tar parking lot . I can fuel up stop at Panera Bread and have lunch and they are still sitting there charging when I leave. That may be fine for them but I see it as extremely ridiculous.
            Last edited by Frenzy36; 06-25-2019, 05:05 PM.
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            • #7
              in 2024 emissions get ridiculous

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              • #8
                They may want to take baby steps walking outside of their box or their battery may die and they may never be able to find their way back to their box.
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                • #9
                  thats why im getting a 2020 c8.... the last of the mohicans, with an old school v8. 2024 will be lucky to have a v6 mixed with an electric motor.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks TOMDOM69. I did not know that.
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                    • #11
                      Hmmm. If we believe all the rumors and speculation. we will soon have no Camaro, no FE Corvette, and a C8 with an entry level price of over $100K.

                      I guess I better start checking out the Fiat 500 Abarth

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                      • #12
                        Challenger and Mustang sold more. But Chrysler and Ford had already killed everything except Challenger/Charger and Mustang. Chrysler and Ford loyalist had a single car option each. No alternative like a MustaVette or DogeVette.

                        Camaro still sold 50K cars in 2018, with the C8 distraction and the C7 price dropping. Unpopular styling. And industry turmoil. How many are necessary to make a Camaro profit. No Camaro? No electric Camaro? Autonomous? Replaced by different products with great names: Eleclious

                        Why General Motors Shifted Gears in Its Manufacturing Strategy


                        Nov 30, 2018 read the full article here.

                        Last edited by SheepDog; 06-25-2019, 07:08 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Milliwatt Rob View Post
                          Hmmm. If we believe all the rumors and speculation. we will soon have no Camaro, no FE Corvette, and a C8 with an entry level price of over $100K.

                          I guess I better start checking out the Fiat 500 Abarth

                          But one of those three is grossly wrong. Thankfully.

                          UPDATE: GM Authority is now saying the seventh generation Camaro is NOT cancelled but instead is delayed. Thanks to GM Authority for this update.

                          Originally posted by gmauthority
                          The Seventh-Generation Chevrolet Camaro Has Only Been Delayed [Update]A new report alleged that the seventh-generation Chevrolet Camaro has been cancelled, but we have now received new intel indicating the car has actually just been delayed.

                          The report cited unnamed sources who said the seventh-generation Chevrolet Camaro has been shelved. It’s not that GM is abandoning the Camaro nameplate altogether, though, but has rather delayed the introduction of the seventh-gen car until further notice.

                          The good news is that the current version of the muscle coupe isn’t going anywhere soon, with production expected to last until 2023. That leaves room for another potential refresh after the recently introduced 2020 model year update, along with more model variants (ahem, Z/28, anyone?).
                          For the rest of this article.
                          http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/06/...vrolet-camaro/
                          Last edited by John; 06-25-2019, 08:07 PM.
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                          • #14
                            The original sixth gen camaro ss 1LE was a hell of a good looking car.

                            gM should have listened that very few prefered the pedistal rear spoiler over the ducktail of the fifth gen.....

                            instead gm does the front facia ?

                            The sixth gen camaro is very good looking its just a little stale...or long in tooth...

                            the 5 th gen was such a sales success...gm decided to keep the stying changes minimal and it was the wring choice...

                            gm needs to forget these front and rear facia updates we have just seen..

                            4 years is a long enough time period to change the c pillar.....dramatically alter all the sheet metal...

                            anyone else remember when every few years the chassis stayed the same but the sheet metal was dramatically altered...

                            how difficult would it be to style this alpha based platform product like maybe either the ferrari portofino or even jump to that buick sport coupe concept car a few years back...

                            call it a camaro

                            btw dodge is giving the v6 and 5.7 hemi challenger away...and their lease deals are half the cost of a camaro..monthly...

                            unit sales over profit over at dodge these days....as fca works toward a merger with anyone and soon..

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JB View Post
                              ...anyone else remember when every few years the chassis stayed the same but the sheet metal was dramatically altered...
                              Yup, but the build quality of those wasn't very good compared to today. They just barely worked out the assembly kinks in one year's design and then the whole body would be refreshed.

                              But I do hope that the Camaro isn't cancelled or delayed too long. GM needs a Mustang competitor. I briefly looked at it back when I was buying the C6 but the lack of outward visibility bugged me. I felt like I had a better view even in the Vette! I admire the company for having the guts to go ahead with such a relatively radical greenhouse design but it wasn't for me.

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