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GM PRESIDENT MARK REUSS TALKS POSSIBILITY OF ELECTRIC CHEVROLET CAMARO

A Recent Interview With Fox News Touched On What Many Are Thinking

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Remember when General Motors teased multiple vehicle silhouettes over its Ultium battery platform? We saw a truck, a van, an autonomous vehicle, and what appeared to be… a Chevrolet Camaro. Such a concept remains unpopular among the faithful of the iconic American muscle car, but as regulators seek to squeeze out internal combustion engine vehicles in various ways, an EV could be the only thing that continues the Camaro nameplate into the near- to mid-term future.

Speaking with Autos Editor Gary Gastelu of Fox News this week, General Motors President Mark Reuss was able to shed a bit of light on the possibilities of an electric Chevrolet Camaro.

“Lots of things being looked at, studied, designed, engineered … but I can tell you that the platform is absolutely capable of doing just about everything we want in our portfolio across every segment,” Reuss told the news outlet, when asked if and when there would be a sports car on the Ultium platform. Cryptic, yes, but that’s all we got for now.

2022 Chevrolet Camaro Daytona 500 Pace Car Rapid Blue
Image via Chevrolet

Reuss – a family name that’s been with General Motors since the 1950s – also steered the conversation towards the upcoming Cadillac Celestiq luxury sedan, which will be a low-roof vehicle as well, and will be hand-built in Michigan. It’s expected to be the most expensive Cadillac in the portfolio by far when it debuts.

The future of the Chevrolet Camaro remains murky. MC&T originally reported that General Motors axed its original plans for what was going to be the seventh-generation Camaro back in 2018, along with several other vehicle programs. The lifespan for the current sixth-generation Camaro is charted until at least 2023, where things appear to go blank after that. Should GM (gm*) green-light an all-electric seventh-generation Camaro, it will be in place of the original strategy, which would have likely featured a hybrid V8 engine of some sort, based on 2018 customer surveys.

Chevrolet Camaro EV eCOPO
The eCOPO – an early market barometer for an electric muscle car.

Comparatively, Dodge is planning on electrifying its Charger and Challenger, but won’t immediately commit to dropping the Hemi V8. Meanwhile, Ford Motor Company is turning the Mustang into a brand, which could sell an all-electric Mustang coupe by the end of the decade.

Whatever comes next, if it is an electric Chevrolet Camaro, it’s critical that the brand gets the pricing strategy right. Sales have since nose-dived after the retirement of the popular fifth-generation Camaro, which routinely outsold the Ford Mustang when it was around. But Chevy has since been able to correct the ship a bit with the introduction of the Camaro LT1 trim level. This unique package gives customers 455 horsepower in the form of a proper small block 6.2L V8 engine for less money than either a Ford Mustang GT or a Dodge Challenger R/T. It now makes up 25 percent of all new Camaro sales.

Chevrolet Camaro LT1 Concept SEMA Show
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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. Hmmm ? I want to buy a 2020 Camaro SS but when in the drivers seat it was being in a bath tub. Bought a 2020 Challenger Scat Pack instead. GM plz correct the vision issues in any new Camaro.

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