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H​as the Corvette C8 Killed the Camaro?

Chevrolet is letting the Camaro slowly die.

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B​efore 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.

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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GM's new logo

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?

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Comments (17)

  • The 2020 facelift is what killed it. While the Mustang has been consistently badass, Chevy decided to soften it's look? That was the beginning of the end in my mind. They tried to fix it in 2021 but the damage has already been done sales wise. The ZL1 looks good! But why shouldn't they all get that front end ya know? Just shooting themselves in the feet. When it does die though it's spirit will live on inside the Cadillac Blackwing. That thing, for a Caddy, is badass. That's as long as GM doesn't decide to make an SUV out of it like rumors might suggest... Well actually the rumors are it would be a Corvette SUV but... Seriously GM has got to see that isn't the right play, if you're going to do it, make it a Camaro spinoff to match Ford's Mustang Mach-E decision. Then at least it makes a sliver of sense to build, and only sinks Chevy's 2nd most known brand name instead of it's flagship one.

      1 month ago
  • The Camaro is too expensive for what it is. Why would you buy a Camaro SS or ZL-1 when the Corvette is in the same ballpark, price wise? Back in the day, when there was a larger rift between the two cars, price wise, it made sense to offer both. Ford would see Mustang sales drop if they offered the GT at a similar price point even though the two cars target different demographics..

      1 month ago
    • You can get a new Camero SS for 45k. Thats 15k less than a Corvette

        1 month ago
  • Money talks, bullshit walks. Free market capitalism determines which brand deserves continued investment. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      1 month ago
  • And can i say that it may be expensive but it is the cheapest of the big three muscle cars and muscle cars as a hole are being killed but it is a product of the times a big muscle car isnt as important to people anymore which is sad for a camaro owner as the camaro is my favorite car it is sad to see it go but I’m sure Chevy won’t let it be gone for too long I mean we’ve been here before in the 00s

      1 month ago
  • No the Camaro is just bad, it looks awful it’s performance is based on a aging engine, it’s way to heavy to complete with the Mustang and not powerful enough to fight anything from Mopar, plus anything with GMs notoriously bad and plastic interiors is bound to fail.

      1 month ago
    • Actually, according to loads of credible car reviewers, such as Car and Driver, the Camero handles better than the Mustang, and is able to keep up easily.

        1 month ago
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