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    7th gen Camaro reportedly cancelled

    This was just posted a few hours ago.

    I have no proof of its validity.

    https://www.musclecarsandtrucks.com/...Xc1vrsPLEzSZjE



    Can this be corroborated?
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    Re: No 7th gen Camaro??

    Quote Originally Posted by HuJass View Post
    This was just posted a few hours ago.

    I have no proof of its validity.

    https://www.musclecarsandtrucks.com/...Xc1vrsPLEzSZjE



    Can this be corroborated?
    2023...kinda makes sense as we have no idea where the passenger car is going that far off into the future. This may be the last real gen of ICE powered cars w/ the advancement of battery tech. Personally, I think we captured another crashed alien spaceship and are in the process of reverse engineering some kind of perpetual motion powered engine. /tinfoilhatoff
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    Re: No 7th gen Camaro??

    I believe it all hinges on sales of the CT4 & CT5 built at the same factory and how well the more expensive Gen8 Corvette sells after initial demand is met. 2023 is quite a ways away.
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    Re: No 7th gen Camaro??

    Quote Originally Posted by tripowergto Jan2003 View Post
    I believe it all hinges on sales of the CT4 & CT5 built at the same factory and how well the more expensive Gen8 Corvette sells after initial demand is met. 2023 is quite a ways away.
    Makes sense. And let's see how the cheaper V8s do.
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    Re: No 7th gen Camaro??

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    2023...kinda makes sense as we have no idea where the passenger car is going that far off into the future. This may be the last real gen of ICE powered cars w/ the advancement of battery tech. Personally, I think we captured another crashed alien spaceship and are in the process of reverse engineering some kind of perpetual motion powered engine. /tinfoilhatoff
    I would think they're already somewhat designing the next gen Camaro. Or at least planning a heavy MCE (like the CT4-5) on the current Alpha Camaro. I do see a lot of rumors popping up though.

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    Re: No 7th gen Camaro??

    Well we know some of team Camaro has been transferred to the EV program, and there is a "sports car" slated to be part of it. One can deduce that the next Camaro will be an EV...

    See the covered car above the Bolt's hood below..(4th from the left)


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    Re: No 7th gen Camaro??

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    Well we know some of team Camaro has been transferred to the EV program, and there is a "sports car" slated to be part of it. One can deduce that the next Camaro will be an EV...

    See the covered car above the Bolt's hood below..(4th from the left)

    Exactly...the Camaro team moving to EV develpment was the first hint of the shift in focus. It'll be fool-hearted to believe that GM should throw more money at a mainstream ICE powered sports car that far off in the future.
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    Re: No 7th gen Camaro??

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    Well we know some of team Camaro has been transferred to the EV program, and there is a "sports car" slated to be part of it. One can deduce that the next Camaro will be an EV...

    See the covered car above the Bolt's hood below..(4th from the left)

    To add to this, didn't Cadillac say they are going all-in with electrics? I don't see the Camaro existing without sharing a chassis with another GM line, so I think the Camaro will be linked to the ATS/CT4 going forward. I expect the next gen CT4 to be electric...

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    7th gen Camaro reportedly cancelled.

    https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...DWeTpyE_wzBbKE


    The year 2023 could feel a lot like 2002 for Chevrolet Camaro devotees. According to a new bombshell report, the seventh-generation Camaro program has been suspended and the pony car will likely die early next decade.

    Muscle Cars & Trucks broke the news Tuesday, citing "multiple sources within GM." The seventh-gen car was in initial development stages, but the entire program has been relegated to the sixth-generation car's remaining shelf life, per the report.
    he current sixth-generation Camaro will supposedly ride out the rest of its life until 2023. That year, the product roadmap expires for Chevy's pony car and it will likely depart the automotive world once again.

    Motor Authority reached out to Chevrolet for comment on the story, and Chevrolet issued the following statement: "While we will not engage in speculation, we will remind you of our recently announced updates coming to the Camaro lineup this fall. An all-new LT1 model will provide customers V8 power with the design and affordability of our LT trim. The award-winning SS model will feature a new front fascia from the Camaro Shock concept. All of our updates are customer-driven to improve the car and its driving experience.”

    It's been three years since the current Camaro debuted, and since then, the car has seen a mild refresh with a controversial front clip for 2019. Chevrolet quickly sprung an emergency refresh on the car and revised the pony car's nose to a far cleaner look for 2020. To remedy calls for a more affordable V-8-powered model, the 2020 Camaro LT1 trim was introduced. Sales of the current car have been, to put it mildly, rather ho-hum. The car lost 25 percent of its sales in 2018 with just under 51,000 sold.

    Chevrolet famously killed off its iconic nameplate in 2002 during the Camaro's fourth generation. The muscle car returned in 2009 for a fifth generation and became a roaring success for Chevy and General Motors. The sixth-generation car has been a far cry from the booming sales succcess of the fifth-generation car, though, despite substantial technological superiority.

    The current Camaro rides on GM's Alpha platform, which will be phased out in favor of an updated version dubbed A2XX. The A2XX platform underpins the Cadillac CT4 and CT5, while the ATS and CTS used the old Alpha platform. With the Camaro's demise, it will end the Alpha platform's lifespan for good.

    News of a next-generation Camaro has been rather isolated at best. We know GM was actively working on a new Camaro, or at least new powertrains, thanks to a customer survey. The GM survey asked Camaro owners their thoughts on hybrid engines and the turbocharged 2.7-liter inline-4 that debuted in the Chevy Silverado for the Camaro. Adding a dash of worry to the situation was news the Camaro's chief engineer, Al Oppenheiser, was reassigned to GM's electric car team.


    Alas, it appears none of it will see the light of day. If there is a seventh-generation Camaro, it probably won't come directly after the current car.

    Update: This story has been updated to include comment from Chevrolet and note that the source report said the Camaro will likely die, not that it will die.
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    Re: 7th gen Camaro reportedly cancelled.

    Ehhhh.....IDK about this. Why invest so heavy in CT4 and 5 but not in the actual car that trounces them in sales?

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    Re: 7th gen Camaro reportedly cancelled.

    Kinda feels like 1999 all over again, when the rumors starting coming out of GM that the F-body wasn't going to make it past 2002.



    But if the car dies, it was because of cost and looks.
    Too expensive and too bland. Too foreign looking. Too soft. Didn't look like an American pony/muscle car.
    GM shot themselves in the foot when they styled the 6th gen. But what do you expect when Shanghai runs the show.
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    Re: 7th gen Camaro reportedly cancelled.

    If they make it into a SUV it'll sell. I think if you made a Radio Flyer into an SUV it would sell right now.

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    Re: 7th gen Camaro reportedly cancelled.

    If the report is true it's very, very bad news. '23 cars are really not all that far away in terms of product planning. As poorly as this generation has done in sales, it would be a tremendous disappointment to see the car go away. If GM won't commit to a 7th gen, it's difficult to see how long they could make a car on the current platform profitably with the current sales trends. The tendency of this type of product is to see brisk sales at the start of generations with a taper in later years, and that being the case, I don't know if they can find enough buyers to keep the lights on for many more years with a 6th gen car.

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    Re: 7th gen Camaro reportedly cancelled.

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    Ehhhh.....IDK about this. Why invest so heavy in CT4 and 5 but not in the actual car that trounces them in sales?

    GM has already shown they are willing to throw away billions on Cadillac, what would change that now?

    GM’s handling of the Camaro has been abysmal. The 6th gen could have been a home run but they played it safe with styling, ignored criticism and made some poor decisions.

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    Re: 7th gen Camaro reportedly cancelled.

    Wow.

    I previously owned a 1969 Camaro convertible Z-11 pace car edition and a 1997 Camaro Z-28 convertible 30th Anniversary edition.
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