Chevrolet Salutes the Sixth-Gen Camaro Before Official Retirement; Teases FutureMarch 23, 2023
We’ve made a lot of incredible memories in the sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro; but, after nine model years on the market, the iconic nameplate is officially retiring.
Chevrolet has announced that the sixth-gen Camaro will end production at the conclusion of the 2024 model year. The final units will roll off the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant line in Michigan sometime during January 2024.
A beloved American icon deserved an equally special sendoff, and while Chevrolet isn’t pulling a “Last Call” roundup like their hometown rival Dodge, they are planning at least one special treat. The aptly named Collector’s Edition package will be available on both the 2024 Camaro RS and SS, as well as a limited number of ZL1 models. It ties back into the original model from the 1960’s including the program’s original codename, Panther.
Although this marks the official end of an era for Chevrolet’s venerable muscle car, it doesn’t denote a deadend. As vice president of Global Chevrolet Scott Bell put it– this is not the end.
“As we prepare to say goodbye to the current generation Camaro, it is difficult to overstate our gratitude to every Camaro customer, Camaro assembly line employee and race fan,” said Bell. “While we are not announcing an immediate successor today, rest assured, this is not the end of Camaro’s story.”
What lies in store for the Camaro? Will it be electrified like its big brother, the soon-to-be Corvette E-Ray? It’s hard to speculate, and for now we’re electing to stay off the rumor train and instead bask in some of our most fond Camaro moments– and you can join us. How about a track test of the 2018 ZL1 1LE or a 2017 Callaway SC750 ZL1? Going beyond the sixth-gen lineup, you can go back to the past with the ‘92 Heritage Edition Prototype or trace some Tire Tracks in this ‘69 Z/28.
And for the future of the Chevrolet Camaro, stay tuned to MotorWeek!