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    7th Gen Camaro wish list.

    Honestly, at this point, there is no sign that GM is even working on a 7th Gen Camaro. But we all hope they'll come around. We all know the things that made the 6th Gen stumble.

    What's our wish list for a 7th Gen?

    I'll start:

    1) Better, (MUCH BETTER) styling.

    2) Slightly better utility.

    3) Lose the needlessly high beltlines which leads to poor visibility and packaging.

    4) Desirable and affordable lineup.

    5) Z/28
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    I only hope it's powered by Dino-juice and not bottled lightning.

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    Re: 7th Gen Camaro wish list.

    Quote Originally Posted by SP1966 View Post
    I only hope it's powered by Dino-juice and not bottled lightning.
    My concern too.
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    Re: 7th Gen Camaro wish list.

    Quote Originally Posted by SP1966 View Post
    I only hope it's powered by Dino-juice and not bottled lightning.
    A choice of either would be fine with me, as long as it stays around.
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    Re: 7th Gen Camaro wish list.

    My only requirement at this point would be to drop the neo-retro theme. It's played out.

    Heritage design cues, sure. But I want a fresh design.
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    Re: 7th Gen Camaro wish list.

    1. For them to actually make one.


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    Assuming it were to get made:
    1. Clean-sheet design. I'm in agreement that retro needs to die and something sleek/modern needs to happen. To this point, work on outward visibility, cargo capacity (trunk access in particular)
    2. Offer a manual.
    3. ADVERTISE THE THING!!! Seriously, take a page out of the FCA playbook with their Charger/Challenger Hellcat ads.
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    Re: 7th Gen Camaro wish list.

    We can wish all we want...itll be an EV with differing outputs based on trim. Fingers crossed that they dont try to make it a CUV
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    Re: 7th Gen Camaro wish list.

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    We can wish all we want...itll be an EV with differing outputs based on trim. Fingers crossed that they dont try to make it a CUV
    While I agree, I'm still waiting for GM to offer something in a midsize performance SUV/CUV.
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    Re: 7th Gen Camaro wish list.

    Quote Originally Posted by Z Fury View Post
    While I agree, I'm still waiting for GM to offer something in a midsize performance SUV/CUV.
    I think that is where the Lyriq comes in. Itll be GMs Luxury Performance Crossover. Hopefully Chevy gets a variant.
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    Re: 7th Gen Camaro wish list.

    To sdot's comment, we've seen the silhouette picture from GM's "electric" presentation, I think it's a foregone conclusion that it will be electric. I'm on board with that.

    I think GM will nail the handling and performance (GM never has an issue with that), so without worrying about performance I will wish for exciting but mature/refined styling inside and out, I don't want to be seen in something that looks like a kids car.

    I also want them to ditch the sitting in a tub experience, while I love the current gen Camaro, I'd never buy one because I hate sitting inside one, so much so I'd never buy one.

    I'd also like AWD as an option. I know several of you will consider that sacrilege, but think of it this way - the more buyers the Camaro can attract makes it more likely the Camaro will be around for years to come. AWD will help attract more customers, rwd is non-starter for me and many in the snow belt.

    Have a high end interior available, something on par with what the C8 looks like. Make it a stand alone option, if someone wants a base model with the smallest batteries, but wants a really nice interior, make it available. If someone is willing to pay a few extra thousand for a nice interior, take their money!

    And learn from their past mistakes - as mentioned, ditch the tub effect. Also make the rear seat usable and possibly up the trunk size - maybe make it a hatchback like the Camaro used to have in past generations.

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    Re: 7th Gen Camaro wish list.

    Update the Avista...I'll buy it!
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    Re: 7th Gen Camaro wish list.

    Go radical like the C8. (not mid engine obviously)

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    Re: 7th Gen Camaro wish list.

    Something I'd like to see w/ Gen 7 is a Berlinetta luxury trim...chrome wheels, full leather interior w/ color match options and available on any level of performance from base level on up.
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    Re: 7th Gen Camaro wish list.

    This might be a controversial comment, but is it time to reexamine what we want a Camaro to be? Meaning the original pony car equation doesn't really work anymore - cheap car with a big engine. Cheap and big engine don't seem to go together anymore. I almost feel like the V8 Camaro's of today are for older people and the younger generation has moved into vehicles like the WRX. Maybe GM should redefine the segment... Maybe going electric will do that, but maybe looking at it with what younger folks want in an affordable package at the same time....

    However, I suspect it is to late for the upcoming generation of electric Camaro - it's probably so far along in the design process that it is to late to change it materially. We'd be looking at influencing the generation after.

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    Re: 7th Gen Camaro wish list.

    My speculation is as follows: the fact that GM invested in tweaking the Alpha platform for CT4/CT5 means we’ll see one more gen of ICE Camaro. I thought the Caddy Society sketch of an imaginary CT4 convertible looked great, something along those lines for a new Camaro works for me:



    http://cadillacsociety.com/2020/03/1...v-convertible/

    —manual tranny a must;
    —modern interior;
    —maybe a tad bigger but not a clone of the heavy bloated Challenger;
    —yes better visibility and lower belt line.

    Just a few thoughts.
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