Now that we have your attention, let’s cut to the chase. The Camaro has seen its share of glory days, its end of days, and successful revivals through the decades. According to some reports, though, yet another end to the Camaro badge may be on the horizon. That’s right, there are speculations that the current 6th generation Camaro will likely be the last (until another revival, that is) after plans for a 7th generation model were allegedly shelved.
Citing a report from online publication Muscle Cars and Trucks, they stated that the 7th generation car was in its initial development stages, but the entire program has been relegated into the current 6th-gen model’s remaining production years according to “multiple sources within GM”. After its reintroduction into the market in 2016, the current Camaro’s product roadmap expires come 2023. If any of these speculations are true, that just means the Camaro badge will die once again.
Similarly, Motor Authority has reached out to Chevrolet for comments, to which they said, “While we will not engage in speculation, we will remind you of our recently announced updates coming to the Camaro lineup this fall. … All of our updates are customer-driven to improve the car and its driving experience.”
The Camaro we see today rides on what GM calls its Alpha platform. It is planned to be phased-out, though, in favor of what has been dubbed the A2XX. What’s worth noting is that should the Camaro stop production, it will likely spell the end of the Alpha platform’s lifespan as well.
As we speak, and building up on Chevrolet’s statement on the updates of the current Camaro lineup, we do have an all-new LT1 model coming up, the new Camaro Shock Concept, and more rumors of electric and hybrid powertrains are in the pipe. If the Camaro has, indeed, reached another end though, then none of these will see fruition and production in the current model. On whether we will see a 7th generation Camaro, only time (and another Chevrolet revival) will tell.