The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 begins at about $62,000 and is powered by a 650-horsepower V8 engine, a substantial improve over the roughly $26,000 base mannequin.
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DETROIT – General Motors will finish manufacturing of the Chevrolet Camaro in its present type early subsequent yr, because the automaker transitions to all-electric autos.
The Detroit automaker didn’t announce a alternative or subsequent era of the automotive, nevertheless it mentioned the present sixth-generation muscle automotive will not be the “end of Camaro’s story.”
“Whereas we aren’t asserting a direct successor at this time, relaxation assured, this isn’t the top of Camaro’s story,” Chevrolet Vice President Scott Bell mentioned in a launch.
The present automotive entered manufacturing in late 2016 however has produced mediocre sales in a declining section of American-made efficiency automobiles.
To commemorate the Camaro’s finish of manufacturing at a GM plant in mid-Michigan in January 2024, the automaker will launch a “collector’s version” bundle on a number of 2024 Camaro fashions, together with the top-end ZL1.
GM mentioned extra data on the collector’s version might be introduced at a later date. An organization spokesman declined to reveal whether or not GM plans to make use of the Camaro title for an EV, because it seems to exclusively offer electric vehicles by 2035.
The Camaro is a part of a shrinking section of American efficiency autos with V6 and V8 engines, as automakers transition to all-electric autos.
Gross sales of the Detroit automakers’ mainstream efficiency automobiles such because the Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro, Ford Mustang, and Dodge muscle automobiles peaked at greater than 394,000 autos in 2015, in keeping with trade researcher Edmunds. Gross sales of the automobiles have declined since, together with a virtually 50% drop for two-door coupes such because the Challenger, Camaro and Mustang from that peak to July 2022.
Most of the autos have developed to supply smaller engines with much less energy, however they’ll nonetheless carry a stigma as noisy, gas-guzzling automobiles. There’s additionally elevated competitors from automakers outdoors Detroit, together with EV makers; a transfer by shoppers away from automobiles to extra sensible crossovers; and a possible change in efficiency tradition.