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    Camaro to Die - Again

      ...reports say the 7th generation Camaro has been shelved....

    Rumors coming out of Detroit are saying that the 7th generation Camaro development has been shelved, citing multiple sources from within General Motors, MusclecarsandTrucks.com reports. The current model will likely run until 2023 and then the nameplate will go back into the dustbin for the second time. 

    The current car is based on the Alpha platform, the bases for the now canceled Cadillac ATS and CTS.  Their replacements, the Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5 use a second generation of that platform called Alpha 2. The sources say that the Camaro will not move to the new Alpha platform. 

    If the rumor is true, this will be the second time the Camaro has been canceled.  The last of the 4th generation, then known as F-Bodies, finished their run in 2002. Chevrolet revived the Camaro for a 5th generation using a cut down version of the Australian Zeta sedan platform. The current 6th generation car came out as a 2016 model and was lighter and slimmer than the 5th generation car.  The Camaro only sold 50,963 copies for 2018, a substantial drop from the 84,391 sold in 2012. 

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    On 6/26/2019 at 6:47 PM, dfelt said:

    Yet Dodge is teasing us on what is clearly a Wide Body AWD SRT Hellcat! 

    Hello GM you listening to what the Competition is doing?

     

    Sadly, no. They just hear Wall Street wants a stock increase.

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    14 hours ago, surreal1272 said:

    3 and 6 years is pretty common for just about every car out there. GM did that the last time with the Camaro (in the 90s). They kept the same car for over a decade with one mid cycle refresh and let it wither on the vine. 10 or even 8 years is too long. Also, two extra years to “iron out” reliability would be a weak excuse for car makers. Besides, the Camaro is actually a pretty reliable car (something that could not be said back in the 90s). Going as long as you suggest would kill the car even faster than it is being killed now (again, refer to the 90s Camaro)

    I'm not JUST talking about the Camaro. Everything gets redone in 3 and 6 years.

    It isn't to just iron out reliability. It would be to simply make more money and become more stable as a company.

    The Charger and Challenger don't seem to mind being a decade old. The Challenger continues to outsell the Camaro. 

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    11 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    I'm not JUST talking about the Camaro. Everything gets redone in 3 and 6 years.

    It isn't to just iron out reliability. It would be to simply make more money and become more stable as a company.

    The Charger and Challenger don't seem to mind being a decade old. The Challenger continues to outsell the Camaro. 

    More glass and lower prices help that a lot.  Time to rethink the Camaro again.

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    Camaro dead?

    Not dead?

    New Camaro held back?

    Until 2023? or whenever?

    This is what it reminded me of:

     

    Hopes and dreams...ironically in the same timeline.

    But in reality, its bad news for Camaro guys (and enthusiasts in general)  as saying that a new Camaro is just being shelved for now, to me at least, means...yeah...say good bye, because she is done if there is no reversal for the love for a Camaro because we at GM, have no real enthusiasm in spending for a new platform....hell, we dont even want to commit in utilizing the upgraded Alpha platform that will underpin the new Cadillac CT4 and CT5 for a new Camaro that we ALREADY invested in for Cadillac's low selling sedans...we wont even attempt in squeezing out a tad more sales through Camaro...because we deem even that to be not worth it... 

    Like the Tampa Bay Rays, this "shared" agreement between two cities just means to the Tampa Bay area citizens, yeah...your beloved Rays are gonna be in Tampa and in Montreal for a couple of years and when its officially official that Montrealers are truly commited to a baseball team....say goodbye. Because also... we dont really trust Montreal  either...so...the Rays could even end up in Las Vegas or something...

    Eerily the same message I get from both news...that are now 2 weeks old. 

     

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    12 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

    Camaro dead?

    Not dead?

    New Camaro held back?

    Until 2023? or whenever?

    This is what it reminded me of:

     

    Hopes and dreams...ironically in the same timeline.

    But in reality, its bad news for Camaro guys (and enthusiasts in general)  as saying that a new Camaro is just being shelved for now, to me at least, means...yeah...say good bye, because she is done if there is no reversal for the love for a Camaro because we at GM, have no real enthusiasm in spending for a new platform....hell, we dont even want to commit in utilizing the upgraded Alpha platform that will underpin the new Cadillac CT4 and CT5 for a new Camaro that we ALREADY invested in for Cadillac's low selling sedans...we wont even attempt in squeezing out a tad more sales through Camaro...because we deem even that to be not worth it... 

    Like the Tampa Bay Rays, this "shared" agreement between two cities just means to the Tampa Bay area citizens, yeah...your beloved Rays are gonna be in Tampa and in Montreal for a couple of years and when its officially official that Montrealers are truly commited to a baseball team....say goodbye. Because also... we dont really trust Montreal  either...so...the Rays could even end up in Las Vegas or something...

    Eerily the same message I get from both news...that are now 2 weeks old. 

     

    If the Rays end up in Montreal, that may not be a big a deal as you might surmise.  NOW, the Buccaneers leaving town would be a true shocker.

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