Rumors suggest Camaro will be discontinued in place of EV sedan
This could come amidst a complete electric shakeup of General Motors models
The fate of Chevrolet's halo muscle car has been tossed around for several months, with many suggestions that it might end up on the chopping block entirely following its sixth generation while GM moves to an electric future. Other onlookers are more sympathetic, predicting an electric future for the Camaro, like Dodge has confirmed and what is certainly coming for the Mustang.
But further rumors now suggest, per Automotive News, that the first route, total discontinuation for the Camaro, might be more likely. That's not a big surprise, but that the rumors suggest GM wants to fill in the Camaro's performance role with a hot EV sedan is. That would mean that after 2024 (or a possible extension to 2026), Chevrolet won't have a Camaro or any gas-powered muscle car.
2021 Camaro SS
It looks like this is just mirroring what's going on throughout GM, though. The Automotive News report said that Cadillac's Lyriq, Optiq, and Symboliq are all replacements for the XT4, XT5, XT6 respectively for 2025. Also seeing the end of the line, if the report is to be believed, are the Chevy Spark, Chevy Trax, Buick Encore, and Chevy Malibu.
This is a natural result of GM's drive towards an electric future. What interests me here is the future of the marquee in NASCAR, a sport which just unveiled a Next Gen car that Chevrolet fields under the Camaro brand. Not only could the Camaro be out midway through the Next-Gen run, but Chevrolet might not have a gas-powered muscle car to go to altogether.