Detroit. The Chevrolet Camaro, which for many years was the dream automobile of many American teenagers, can be discontinued.
Basic Motors, which sells the highly effective sedan, introduced Wednesday that it’s going to cease making the present era early subsequent 12 months.
The way forward for the automobile, which is used for NASCAR racing and different circuits, is a bit unsure. Basic Motors says one other era could also be within the works.
“Whereas we’re not saying a right away successor at present, please be assured that this is not going to be the tip of the Camaro story,” Scott Bell, Chevrolet vice chairman, wrote in a press release.
The present sixth-generation Camaro, launched in 2016, has carried out effectively on the racetrack, however gross sales have slumped lately. When the current-generation Camaro debuted, Chevrolet bought 72,705 models, however that quantity fell practically 70% to 21,893 by the tip of 2021. It rebounded barely final 12 months, at 24,652.
Basic Motors mentioned the final 2024 mannequin will roll off the meeting traces in Lansing, Michigan, in January.
GM spokesman Trevor Tompkins mentioned he couldn’t say extra in regards to the Camaro’s future. “In the meanwhile we’re not saying something particular,” he mentioned.
If GM revives the Camaro, it’s going to nearly definitely be electrical, mentioned Stephanie Brinley, co-director of S&P World Mobility. “It’s unlikely that you will notice one other automobile with an inner combustion engine,” he added.
GM mentioned that by 2035 it plans to promote solely electrical passenger vehicles globally.