Among a certain crowd, the Chevrolet Camaro is one of the most beloved cars in the United States. Since 1967, the Camaro has squared up against the Ford Mustang in what can only be described as one of the industry’s greatest rivalries. Things have looked rather shaky for the Chevrolet Camaro in recent years however, as Mustang sales continue to dwarf GM’s effort in the segment. In fact, MC&T was the first to report that GM dropped the seventh-generation Camaro all the way back in June of 2019. And despite recent reports suggesting this current car will live for a few more years as it stands, things aren’t necessarily looking up. According to our sources, General Motors has no plans to release a 55th Anniversary Edition Chevrolet Camaro.
In speaking with sources close to the matter, MC&T has learned that there is currently no 55th Anniversary Edition Camaro in the pipeline for the 2022 model year. While this may not initially seem all that odd, GM has never been shy about celebrating birthdays.
The Chevrolet Camaro has received an anniversary edition for every major milestone since 1987, sans for its 40th anniversary when it wasn’t in production. This includes the 1992 Camaro 25th Anniversary Edition, 2002 Camaro 35th Anniversary Edition, and 2012 Camaro 45th Anniversary Edition. So it’s not like a 55th anniversary model for the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro would appear whimsical.
Folks from Chevrolet couldn’t immediately comment on our on-the-record inquiries.
That said, General Motors has been undergoing a reinvention as of late. The company has doubled down on its efforts to become an all-electric automaker in the near future, promising some 30 new EVs globally by 2025. The company isn’t mucking about either, going as far as to reassign the leadership team from Corvette over to EV Development. Perhaps then the lack of a 55th Anniversary Edition Camaro can be explained rather simply.
As horrible as it is to imagine, perhaps Chevrolet just can’t afford to focus on the Camaro at this juncture. With all of the new products slated to arrive in the coming years, maybe a 55th Anniversary Edition Camaro didn’t seem worth the effort. That seems a little backwards to us, considering this is likely the last major anniversary the car will have powered by a V8 engine.
All we are saying is that the Chevrolet Camaro deserves better.