The sixth-generation Camaro was technically superior to its predecessor in every way; lighter, faster, more powerful, and more agile than ever before. Despite, that, its sales were nowhere as strong as the previous version.
You can chalk it up to lax marketing, a general buying public that couldn’t tell it apart from its predecessor, and a pandemic in the middle of its lifespan. Truth be told, there wasn’t enough support from the manufacturer, not enough unique or high-performance variants, and too much hype surrounding its direct competitors; the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger.
With that being said, 2024 will be the final year for the Camaro as we currently know it. There are plans for a 7th-generation car, in some form, at some point. But there’s nothing public on the horizon yet. Much like the production gap between the 2002 and 2010 model years, we have a hunch that there will another one from now until the next version. How long that will be? Nobody knows for sure.
Meanwhile, Chevrolet will be sending the car with with a special Collector’s Edition, at least in ZL1 form, and with the Camaro’s original proposed product name, “Panther.”
SIXTH GENERATION CAMARO BOWS OUT, CHEVROLET ANNOUNCES FINAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Chevrolet Motorsports will continue to compete across the world; Chevrolet announces this is not the final chapter for nameplate.
DETROIT – After nine strong model years in the market, with hundreds of thousands sold, the sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro will retire at the conclusion of model year 2024. The final sixth generation Camaros will come off the assembly line at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Michigan in January 2024.
Available in coupe and soft-top convertible variants, this latest generation Camaro is known for supreme athleticism and composure. Magnetic Ride Control became available on the Camaro SS in the sixth generation and track-focused 1LE packages proliferated through all levels of the lineup for the first time. The ultimate street-legal track Camaro, the 650 horsepower ZL1 1LE, produced the fastest time for any Camaro around GM’s Milford Road Course at the company’s Milford Proving Ground in Michigan.
Whether it is picking up awards for on-road performance, or race wins and championships at tracks across the world, Camaro has demonstrated Chevrolet’s ability to win in the most demanding environments.
“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,” said Scott Bell, vice president, Global Chevrolet. “While we are not announcing an immediate successor today, rest assured, this is not the end of Camaro’s story.”
Chevrolet will celebrate this storied nameplate with the addition of the Collector’s Edition package on the 2024 Camaro RS and SS, and on a limited number of ZL1 equipped vehicles available in North America. The Collector’s Edition pays homage to Camaro, resurfacing ties that date back to the development of the first generation Camaro in the 1960s, most notably the program’s initial code name: Panther.
More information on the 2024 Camaro line and Collector’s Edition package will be available closer to the start of orders this summer.
Since our founding days with Louis Chevrolet, performance always has been and will continue to be an integral part of Chevrolet’s DNA. From Corvette to Colorado and Silverado ZR2, to Tahoe RST and Blazer EV SS1, the brand will continue to offer a range of exhilarating vehicles for the street, the track and off-road.
Chevrolet campaigns the sixth generation Camaro in a variety of series, including NASCAR, IMSA, SRO, NHRA and the Supercars Championship. Camaro will continue to compete on track, working with motorsports sanctioning bodies to ensure Chevrolet’s presence in racing moving forward.
“Chevrolet’s products and our relationship with our customers benefit from motorsports,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president, Performance and Motorsports. “Our plan is to continue to compete and win at the highest levels of auto racing.”
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, available in nearly 80 countries with nearly 2.7 million cars and trucks sold in 2021. Chevrolet models include electric and fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of AutoCentric Media, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles; GM, Ford, Dodge, imports, trucks — you name it! When he isn’t clacking away on his keyboard, he’s building, tuning, driving or testing his current crop of personal projects!