We’ve all heard the rumours that one of the most iconic muscle cars in the world, the Chevrolet Camaro, is going to be discontinued, and it breaks our hearts here at GTN. While the rumours are yet to be confirmed by the American company, the writing is on the wall when you look at the car’s sales performance.
With its pull from the market slated for 2023 by miamilakesautomall.com, it may seem like the model’s still got some miles on it, but it will come faster than we think. But what’s the main reason behind this move from Chevy? Well, as ever, it all comes down to numbers. In 2010, they managed to move 81,299 new Camaros. Each year the numbers dwindled, and last year they were as low as 48,265, almost half of what they were nine years ago. Where the Ford Mustang (the best selling American sports car last year with 72,489 units sold in 2019) and the Dodge Challenger have gone from strength, the Camaro has fallen behind.
While some of the many models of Camaro weren’t reviewed positively, they’ve always been loved dearly by the world. The 1969 Camaro was a work of art and drew all eyes to its curvaceous yet intimidating body shape. Then the fifth generation stole the hearts of the younger generations when it starred in the Transformer movies. Unfortunately, this love wasn’t strong enough to sustain sales.
So, as we near the eventual discontinuation of the legendary Camaro, let’s remember that just because new sales of a car stops, the car ceases to exist. In fact, with the added promo and eventual future classic tagging, the prices of the car may increase. So with that in mind, maybe we should all buy one? Yeah, okay, catch 22. Fine. It’s safe to say that whatever happens to the model, it’s likely it won’t last too much longer, and we’re going to miss it.