GM has announced that it is going to stop production of the Chevrolet Camaro, and is anyone else just a little panicky about this news?
The Camaro is only the BEST American muscle car on the market. Prove me wrong.
If GM stops making the Camaro, it will leave the Mustang as the last American muscle car standing.
While the Mustang is a hella cool car, it is no Camaro.
The GOOD news is that GM’s announcement is apparently only affecting the current generation of the vehicle.
The BAD news is that GM hasn’t yet announced plans for a future model of the Camaro.
Now, GM has announced that they are headed into the electric vehicle game.
It has promised that by 2035 — which sounds like it’s way in the future, but it’s only 12 years — GM will have an all electric vehicle lineup.
In 1965, the Camaro burst onto the scene as a competitor to the wildly popular Ford Mustang.
It has since gone through five more generations, all just about as gorgeous as the next.
This isn’t the first time, however, that GM has decided to stop production on the American muscle car.
Back in 2002, GM flat-out stopped making the Camaro, and I’m sure it had Ford cheering.
They decided to bring the Camaro back in 2010, but sales have not been as great as they would have liked.
According to CNN, last year GM had an abysmal year, with sales only nearing 25,000.
While that may sound like a lot, Ford clocked in almost 48,000 Mustangs sold, and Dodge led the pack with 55,000 Challengers out the sales-floor doors.
I guess GM is re-grouping, and coming up with a plan to better the Camaro for the future.
While we are not announcing an immediate successor today, rest assured, this is not the end of Camaro’s story.Scott Bell, vice president of Global Chevrolet.
Will this mean an all electric Camaro is in our future? We will just have to wait and see.