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Perhaps You’ve Heard Of A Future Camaro SUV And Sedan?

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“As we prepare to say goodbye to the current generation Camaro, it is difficult to overstate our gratitude to every Camaro customer, Camaro assembly line employee and race fan,” said Scott Bell, vice president, Global Chevrolet. “While we are not announcing an immediate successor today, rest assured, this is not the end of Camaro’s story.”

“Not the end of the Camaro’s story.”

Some people are taking these prepared words from a press release as gospel, when Chevrolet was quick to call our dead-accurate reports from four years ago that the Camaro would bow out after the 2024 model year as “speculation.” Will we see a new Camaro someday? As in: will we see a new Camaro before the sun burns out? Yeah, probably. That goes without saying. But you see how meager that sounds, right?

In any case, it’s got every clickbait-based website and cringy vlogger talking about how “there’s going to be a Chevrolet Camaro SUV,” and “we’re expecting a Camaro EV sedan to fight Tesla,” as well as so-called Camaro brand.

At the time of this writing, our network of sources can confirm that none of that is true. None of it.

Why are we qualified to debunk these rumors? We’ve been the best at reporting the future of the Chevrolet Camaro. It was MC&T that first broke the news back in 2019 that the Camaro name would be shelved after the 2024 model year. This is because the immediate plans that were to be the seventh-generation Camaro were scrapped, as were plans of a sixth-generation Z/28, the lack of a 55th anniversary model, and first details on the upcoming 2024 Camaro Collector’s Edition.

So, do we know what’s next for the Camaro? Yes. But not before we go over the checklist of fake news circulating around the internet.

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Camaro SUV: False

At present, there is no upcoming Chevrolet Camaro SUV. Why it’s possible that GM product planners pondered the possibilities of one, they were smart enough to purely entertain the idea without accepting it.

What is actually happening: a Chevrolet Blazer EV SS with 557 horsepower and 648 lb-ft of torque.

Camaro Sedan: False

There were a few high-profile outlets alleging last year that Chevrolet intends to produce an electric Camaro sedan in a few years. This was corroborated with analyst forecasting pointing to an EV sedan earmarked for the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant, where the sixth-generation Camaro is currently built. However, it won’t be a Camaro sedan.

What is actually happening: a Corvette EV sedan, which we detail in the video below:

Camaro Hybrid: False

At one point, a Camaro hybrid program appeared to be in the cards. There were some pretty interesting customer surveys going around back in 2018, feeling out if existing Camaro owners would opt in for a hybrid V8 Camaro. This included a 2.0L turbo hybrid as a potential $4,000 option with 365 total horsepower and 0-60 of 4.4 seconds. The survey also mentioned a 6.2L LT1 V8 hybrid as an $8,000 option and 545 total horsepower with a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds. The base engine would have been a non-hybrid 2.7L turbo with 310 horsepower, which we now know as the L3B in the Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado.

These intriguing powertrains were likely part of the original plans for seventh-generation Camaro. Sadly, no more.

What is actually happening: aside from the Corvette E-Ray, which is a hybrid supercar, GM has verbally and financially committed to purely electric vehicles.

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Camaro Brand: False

This one was likely fueled by the news that GM is looking to introduce at least one more vehicle with a Corvette badge outside of the C8 family. Maybe it was on a marketing whiteboard at one point, but that’s it. This electric sedan will start a Corvette brand, but Chevy appears to know better than to crowd showrooms with two performance brands. Because at this point, what would a Camaro brand mean, when there’s going to be Corvette brand and the go-fast Blazer EV SS? There’s simply no room.

What is actually happening: a Corvette brand. Just that.

Camaro EV Coupe: True?

Everybody is doing it. Making historic nameplates into electric vehicles. And by “everybody,” it’s Dodge. This is truly uncharted waters here. But, based on the sentiment (heat) that the Dodge brand has received for its intentions to replace its beloved Hemi V8 muscle cars with a family of electric coupes with varying outputs, an electric Camaro coupe would largely be for a new buyer that’s open to eMuscle, and not so much the audience that the Camaro marque has largely built its cachet with.

This would sting less if Chevy would call this potential future product anything else but the Camaro. If it’s for a market climate of the times, it’s probably best if a new name was introduced. Hey, Chevy! Bring the Volt name back!

What’s actually happening: there have been proposals for an electric Chevrolet Camaro coupe. But GM has yet to green light such a project, putting the potential re-emergence of the marque towards the end of the decade, at the very least. 

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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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  1. The current Camaro would have been a bigger seller if GM had fixed the lack of vision issue and a lower belt line, I’ll wager. The blue concept drawing shows the first car that would be driven with the driver lying prone !

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