The Chevrolet Camaro has officially been given its departure date. The final sixth-generation cars will roll off the Michigan assembly line in January 2024 with no direct successor touted or planned for the immediate or near future.
Though remembered as an iconic model, the Camaro has been missing from Chevrolet’s lineup before, most recently for most of the early 2000s. The name was reintroduced with the retro-styled fifth-gen, in 2008. Highlights from the Camaro’s recent history include the fabulous 1LE pack cars, prepped beautifully for driving enthusiasts in both fifth- and sixth-gen guises, as well as the amazing 7.0-litre Z28 and the supercharged ZL1s.
Though departing for now, Scott Bell, Chevrolet’s Vice President, was keen to point out the name isn’t going away for good:
“As we prepare to say goodbye to the current generation Camaro, it is difficult to overstate our gratitude to every Camaro customer, Camaro assembly line employee and race fan.
“While we are not announcing an immediate successor today, rest assured, this is not the end of Camaro’s story.”
The implication is that a return for the model is at least in the planning stages for, we expect, before the end of the decade. GM will no doubt be watching Dodge’s rollout of the electric Charger with keen interest.
The marque is also keen to point out that the Camaro will continue to race around the world for the foreseeable future. That will no doubt come as a relief for fans of the recently-introduced new-gen Supercars and NASCARs.
The sixth-gen will bow out with one final flourish, int eh form of a special Collector’s Edition ZL1, due for reveal later this year. More details as we have them.