- The 2021 Camaro LS and LT

Rumors suggest Camaro will be discontinued in place of EV sedan

This could come amidst a complete electric shakeup of General Motors models

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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

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.

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Comments (121)

  • Chevrolet is ruining everything. What will they do with NASCAR? What will they do to fill the market that is obviously there with the Mustang and Challenger? They’re even leaving the midsize segment even though the Camry and Accord sell well. They don’t need to leave these segments, they just need to try harder.

      1 month ago
    • How do you ruin NASCAR? They should go all electric…fewer laps!

        1 month ago
    • I hope, at some time, you actually owned a fine Chevrolet product.

        1 month ago
  • Better for it to be discontinued than turned into an “EV Muscle car”.

      1 month ago
  • This so sad, ev's are ruining the world 😭

      1 month ago
  • Politicians rave about EVs while complaining about crumbling infrastructures. California’s rolling blackouts is just one example demonstrating how EVs are not ready for prime time. We have a comprehensive infrastructure for powering ICEs yet several steps backwards is the battle plan.

      1 month ago
    • Just seen a news item for the UK saying we should only charge electric cars when the national grid is less busy. So technically you won't charge your car at home of a evening when everyone is at home. That tells me our electricity grid won't cope...

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        1 month ago
    • Rolling blackouts is a completely different subject, other than making a correlation for you.

      The same politicians who want to eliminate burning fossil fuels in favor of clean energy to cut CO2 emissions are the same politicians always...

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        1 month ago
  • Are they wanting to call this a Camaro? Just another appliance?

      1 month ago
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