The Chevrolet Camaro might be slated to be replaced in 2024 by an electric sedan bearing the same moniker.
Cue the outrage from traditionalists who insist that even an electric Camaro should be a coupe/convertible and not a sedan.
Your author shares that sentiment. It’s one thing for pony cars to move away from muscular, rumbling V8s — sad, but not too sad, given how EVs can be quite powerful. But to slap the Camaro name on a sedan, even a good one, seems sacrilegious. Why not bring back the SS name?
Of course, this is all speculative, based on a future-product deep dive from Automotive News (sub req’d). It’s also possible that the car doesn’t get the Camaro name, so maybe that outraged tweet you were about to @ Chevrolet/GM with needs to be saved to your drafts folder.
Product plans are just that, and plans get scrapped or changed all the time. Who knows? Maybe Chevy will instead hybridize the Camaro, or offer ICE/hybrid/EV versions. Maybe the sedan comes back as the SS and the Camaro remains ICE, or goes away.
What’s more troubling is how the current Camaro has been neglected, leading to low sales numbers.
GM’s future, like the future of most automakers, has some level of electrification involved. So the report about a “muscle” sedan with an EV powertrain is not surprising. But it would be surprising if it bore the Camaro name.
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