Surprises are lovely, when they’re nice. This isn’t one of those times, however. Production for the 2024 Chevrolet Camaro is ending in just two months. This comes two months after Chevrolet launched the build and price configurator for customers and started production for the muscle car. Moreover, only in March of this year, Chevrolet confirmed that the Camaro would depart from the market after the 2024 model year. But very few realized that this meant sixth-gen Camaro production would be ending production by December 7th, before Dodge finishes production of the 2023 Charger and Challenger on December 31st. And according to Chevrolet dealers who were informed, 2024 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible will likely end production before the coupe, at the end of November.
After that, the Camaro nameplate will go back in the box, and there’s no definitive plan when the muscle car marque will surface next. Speculation is that it could be an EV, to which would bring about the ire of its loyal and extremely vocal fanbase. We certainly won’t bite on that notion until we have more solid details, and neither should you.
The market has responded on the official news that the Chevrolet will retire the Camaro, with the muscle car seeing a 28.7 percent increase in sales compared to last year. If you haven’t already, you definitely need to head to your local dealership to place your order for the 2024 Chevrolet Camaro before it’s too late, as time is rapidly running out. And that time could be cut even shorter if the UAW decides to strike at the GM Lansing Grand River Assembly plant, where the Camaro is built, along with the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 family of performance sedans.
MC&T exclusively reported that the Chevrolet Camaro will retire after the 2024 model year back in 2019, well before anybody wanted to believe it. News followed that GM also canceled a sixth-generation Z/28 program, as well as a special small block V8 engine, codenamed LT3, that would have powered it.
2024 Chevrolet Camaro: Details
For 2024, the base engine of the Chevrolet Camaro is the 3.6L V6, which has a starting price of $32,495 USD for the Coupe and $38,495 USD for the convertible. But, if you’re looking to get a V8 at a time when the V8 is being murdered, you’ll be looking at the LT1 trim, which has a starting price of $40,395 for the Coupe. However, Chevrolet is also offering some limited editions for the final production year of the 2024 Camaro, and they will be pretty rare since the production run is turning out to be so short.
Chevrolet has created a Collector’s Edition package for 2024, which starts at $5,995 for the SS trims but is $14,995 for the ZL1. Both of these feature unique options that will help the car stand out within a crowd of other muscle cars. However, if you’re looking to get your hands on something even more rare, you’d be interested in the Garage 56 edition Camaro. Fifty-six of these cars are set to be made, which means they’re likely already sold out, but if you are a fan of the epic Le Mans racecar, check in with your local Chevy dealer, and you might get lucky.
It’s sad that Chevrolet is ending production for the Camaro in just two months, but it’s not the end of the nameplate. Based on our information, General Motors will turn the Camaro into its own brand, much like what we can expect to see with the Corvette in the coming years, that will make use of battery power, which is a far cry from the V8 power and sound we all know and love.