The Camaro was canceled once before. That was in 2002. It made a comeback in 2010 and soldiered on until the present day. Now, it seems GM will decide to let the model die after its current generation’s lifecycle. Plans for the seventh-generation of the car have been shelved, according to Muscle Cars and Trucks. That means eventually the car will die a slow and sad death.
According to the publication, the Camaro won’t disappear overnight. The model will continue on until 2023, so there’s still time for people to buy and enjoy the car in its current form. That form is arguably the best the muscle car has ever been. According to Carscoops, multiple publications reached out the Chevy after the report hit and the company neither confirmed nor denied the claims. Here is the official response:
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.
So, it’s business as usual then, right? Well, Chevy didn’t say they weren’t going to let the Camaro die after the car runs its lifecycle to the 2023 cutoff. They smartly didn’t say much of anything other than point to the fact that they have new versions of the current car in the works. According to sales data at Good Car Bad Car, Camaro sales have been on a downward trajectory since their peak in 2012, so it makes sense that Chevy would consider letting the model go. Time will tell what the company decides to do.