Report: Chevrolet Camaro to Be Replaced By Electric Muscle Sedan
The Chevrolet Camaro might be slated to be replaced in 2024 by an electric sedan bearing the same moniker.
Cue the outrage from traditionalists who insist that even an electric Camaro should be a coupe/convertible and not a sedan.
Your author shares that sentiment. It’s one thing for pony cars to move away from muscular, rumbling V8s — sad, but not too sad, given how EVs can be quite powerful. But to slap the Camaro name on a sedan, even a good one, seems sacrilegious. Why not bring back the SS name?
Of course, this is all speculative, based on a future-product deep dive from Automotive News (sub req’d). It’s also possible that the car doesn’t get the Camaro name, so maybe that outraged tweet you were about to @ Chevrolet/GM with needs to be saved to your drafts folder.
Product plans are just that, and plans get scrapped or changed all the time. Who knows? Maybe Chevy will instead hybridize the Camaro, or offer ICE/hybrid/EV versions. Maybe the sedan comes back as the SS and the Camaro remains ICE, or goes away.
What’s more troubling is how the current Camaro has been neglected, leading to low sales numbers.
GM’s future, like the future of most automakers, has some level of electrification involved. So the report about a “muscle” sedan with an EV powertrain is not surprising. But it would be surprising if it bore the Camaro name.
Really don't care what GM does or even if they become Chinese owned. I have my last GM vehicle and will probably never buy another one new or used. As for Ford I have ordered a 2022 Ford Maverick but that could be my last Big 2 1/2 vehicle and most likely in the future buy only Toyotas, Hondas, or Mazda.
GM watching Ford and Stelantis: "WRITE THAT DOWN! WRITE THAT DOWN!"
GM closely watching Stelantis hoping to become a take over target and golden parachutes for Barra and the GM board. Doesn't matter how good the products are just a higher stock price and getting a good merger candidate with deep pockets.
The Camaro lost me when I saw the production version back in 2009 or whenever it was. As a 3 time F-Body owner, I was wanting to give it a shot, but it was too ugly, the trunk was useless, the back seat too (not a dealbreaker for me), and it had too limited headroom. And then they made it worse. I don't understand what they were thinking. If they had made a even halfway decent looking Gen2 or 3 tribute, I would have probably bought one. Instead, I went to a Challenger R/T and now a Scat Pack, and my second Challenger turned 3 a week ago. Zero, I repeat, ZERO issues. No rattles, nothing. I love the thing. The only thing I would change are the wheels. I'm not crazy about black wheels and the ones I have are at best, "OK".