Has the Corvette C8 Killed the Camaro?
Chevrolet is letting the Camaro slowly die.
Before the start of 2020, Chevrolet got everyone baffled when they announced to the world the C8's engine will move to the middle of the car. While all this was happening, we never heard about an exciting project from Chevy that has to do with the Camaro.
Chevy reintroduced the Camaro as a concept car in 2006 at the Washington Auto Show. In 2009, they officially put the Camaro back onto the market. The fifth generation Camaro was sold from 2009 to 2015, until it received a refresh and Chevy marketed the sixth generation Camaro.
Terrible Sales For The Camaro
The number of fifth generation Camaros sold in the U.S in 2012, was at its peak, with 91,314 Camaros sold. In 2020, the number of sixth generation Camaros sold in the U.S was 29,777 Camaros sold. That's a 67% drop in sales. The Corvette also had a drop in sales, but it was a lot less dramatic than the Camaro's. The sales of the Camaro were way too close to the ones from the Corvette in 2020. The Camaro is supposed to have a lot more sales because of its lower price to the Corvette, and targets a larger group of clients due to having less power and being more accessible than the Corvette.
The Corvette is Taking Over
With all the articles and stories about the 2021 Corvette C8, the Camaro was left in the dust with nothing to brag about. GM is now focusing on other cars, like the GMC Hummer and new plans of going all electric.
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Chevy could discontinue the Camaro, with rumours that they might do in 2023, but these rumours are yet to be confirmed by GM or Chevy. Even if Chevy supposedly stopped the Camaro in 2023, they could do the same thing they did for the GMC Hummer; they could bring back the Camaro as an electric car.
Ridiculously Low Prices
Right now, some dealers are discounting $5,000 off Camaros just to get rid of them. The Camaro will most likely die if Chevy doesn't do anything with it, or maybe they want to slowly dissimulate the Camaro to make space for another project they have?