CAMARO SUV: YES OR NO?

Maybe It’s Better Off Left Alone

Camaro SUV

The idea of having an SUV that can terrorize some sports cars seemed like a farce not too long ago, but nowadays they are a rather common occurrence. Whether it be the likes of the Porsche Cayenne or something more akin to the Lamborghini Urus, buyers have made it clear that they are interested in sporty SUVs. But just how would people respond to a Chevrolet Camaro SUV?

Instagram user TuningCar_PS decided to take it upon themselves to gauge how the public would feel about a Camaro SUV by rendering one. The design starts with a Porsche Macan as the basis for the render, before altering the shape to better represent the muscle car. The mighty ZL1 donates a large chunk of its features, including the front facia, hood, mirrors and wheels to the Camaro SUV. There is even a cheeky little pop-up spoiler out back to pay homage to the monstrous wing found on the track-ready coupe.

 

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Overall we can’t say that the Camaro SUV is a bad looking ride, or at least no more offensive than any of the other performance-oriented SUV products that we see on the road today. Unsurprisingly we get a bit of Blazer vibes from this design, though the Porsche’s curves are unmistakably European. The rendering isn’t perfect, but it does a good job at highlighting how GM might approach such a vehicle. That is of course if they ever decided to build such a car.

While the purists may not like the idea of a Camaro SUV, it might actually make a lot of sense for the brand. Here at MC&T we have been huge proponents of transforming Corvette into a brand of its own, that would feature a range of sports cars and an SUV.

Before you cry foul, remember that the Porsche Cayenne is the very reason that we have cars like the 911 GT2 RS coming out of Stuttgart. Without the massive capital injection that the SUV brought to the automaker, Porsche would look very different today. Hell, even Ford is making a Mustang SUV, and it isn’t even powered by a gasoline engine.

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The chances of a Camaro SUV coming to market might be slim at this point, but if the current market trends continue, we wouldn’t put it past General Motors. Besides, if a muscle car-inspired SUV help GM to expand their sporty portfolio, it wouldn’t be such a bad thing.

Written by Lucas Allen

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