Recent reports of the possible cancellation of the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro
are being challenged by new information from GM Authority
, which suggests the nameplate will live on and a seventh generation will
happen — but not for a few years.
The sixth-generation Camaro currently rides on GM's Alpha platform, the same one underpinning the Cadillac ATS and CTS.
But both those vehicles will soon be replaced by the CT4 and CT5 and sit on a new platform called A2XX, an evolution of the Alpha platform.
The Camaro is not
transitioning to the A2XX platform, which is what initially spurred rumours the pony car could be killed off completely. Now sources are instead saying the next gen will instead simply be 'delayed until further notice.'
It's most likely if the Camaro does stick around, it will move to the new VSSR platform, shared with the upcoming CT6, but since that won't be ready until 2023, the next Camaro's development will also have to be put on hold.
That means the current-gen Camaro will probably be sticking around for the foreseeable future, which is good, because Chevrolet still has a new special editions planned for the vehicle. We'd love to see a new Z/28, as well.
The Camaro has fallen out of favour with enthusiasts lately, with the redesign of the classic face not sitting so well; and the lack of a budget V8 model dissuading entry-level buyers. Ford will have a redesigned version of their Mustang for 2021, and Dodge is also believed to be working on a next-generation Challenger, so hopefully Chevrolet doesn't fall too far behind by waiting until 2023.