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Mustang Rival Seventh-Gen Chevrolet Camaro Delayed


Our sister publication, GM Authority, has a story up that refutes a story that is making the rounds that claims GM has canceled the 7th generation Camaro. The cancellation claim was that GM planned to extend the current gen Camaro out through 2023 and then discontinue the car. The Camaro hasn’t sold well next to its main competition, the segment-leading Ford Mustang, or the Dodge Charger and Challenger muscle cars.

There are many reasons for poor Camaro sales, including the design, poor interior visibility, and the high price Chevy is asking. However, GM Authority reports that it has information from sources that claim the car hasn’t been canceled, only delayed. The new information is that the seventh-generation Camaro will come down the road and that GM is waiting on a new platform to bow in.

We are glad to hear the Camaro isn’t being discontinued; more muscle car competition is what we want, not less. With expectations that the next-generation Mustang will grow in size to proportions comparable to the Challenger, the future is a bit murky for both the Mustang and the Camaro.

Camaro fans won’t like the fact that there is no ETA on when the seventh-generation Camaro might debut. The upside is that the current-gen Camaro is expected to hang around for several years to come and is expected to continue being updated. Sadly, there are no updates that can make the car easier to see out of, which is a significant complaint with the current generation Camaro.

On the next generation Mustang front, the larger platform shared with the Ford SUVs is rumored to support a four-door version of the car. A hybrid version of the Mustang is expected, and we hope it is performance focused, not fuel economy focused.

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Source: GM Authority


Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. Juanito Ibanez

    QUESTION: “Who wants a ‘four-door’ Mustang?”

    Now, if those two more proposed ‘doors’ were in the style of the rear doors on the Ford F-150 Extended Cab – to-wit: blended in with no visible exterior door handles – then maybe … just maybe.

  2. trailhiker

    Are there issues with using the CT4 underpinnings like they did with the ATS? I thought CT4 was a revision of the ATS chasis.
    I hope they can figure something out.

  3. JW

    You have to stop this rumor of the Mustang growing to Challenger size, it’s just as stupid and wrong as the rumor the Camaro might die. The new platform used for the Explorer which will underpin the next Mustang part way thru the decade is designed for differing dimensions as needed. It will be narrower for the Mustang, wider for the cancelled Continental, shorter and narrow for the Edge replacement coming up, and it is as we have now seen it for the Explorer/Aviator. This is how platforms are designed these days.
    Note how the Alpha platform is being used by GM the very sophisticated platform of the CTS/ATS (oops, CT4/5/6) for the Camaro – yielding a much more sophisticated Camaro architecture than we would have had otherwise. Same for the Nissan/Infiniti FM platform, which originally yielded the G35, 350Z and FX35 and has since evolved into the 370Z and G50/60 (and branched into the GT-R). Use of the FM platform allowed the 370Z to go into production at a much-reduced cost-to-build (and with the replacement of the G50/60 in doubt, left the next Z up in the air too).
    Platform sharing is happening all around us and it is a very good thing.


    Perhaps Ford would look into an opening in the performance category that the front engine/rear drive Corvette occupied successfully over the years. Ford Performance has been part of the companies DNA for many, many years. The current Mustang platform could be a start, taking 400 pounds off, some suspension modifications, etc.

  5. Sukhoi31m3

    I’m thinking the development of the Corvette has cleaned out GMs car divisions coffer$$$ for building a new Camaro. I’d rather see them hold off until there’s ample funds to build a class leading sports car. I’m quite sure that if GM wanted to they could build a car that would rival anything coming from the US, Europe or Japan. To do this it would have to be a serious effort, not half baked, which seems to the direction GM is going. Hopefully they’ll direct their path towards gotta have it desirability, not the usual half hearted effort that seems to be norm. They already have the drivetrains necessary to demolish anything that crosses a new Camaros’ path, it all falls to design and quality control.

    Now to the 4 door Mustang. With cars all but out of Fords product mix, the thought may have dawned on them that they are quite ill prepared should there be a shift back to cars. The Dodge Charger, and it’s ability to sell, has no doubt caught Fords’ product planners eye. Perhaps a Mustang “brand” featuring not only the traditional Mustang, but a sexy sedan, maybe even a wagon too. The underpinnings are already there with new RWD explorer so that could be a thought. As opined above, the designers will have their hands full making a 4 door Mustang that the faithful would accept. I think it can be done. Dad may only drive the coupe, but mom sees what she wants in that 4 door….

  6. JW

    QUESTION: “Who wants a ‘four-door’ Mustang?”
    Are you expecting something like a Dodge Challenger? Don’t count on it, the market is minuscule, and signs point to a 4-door electric car, the “Mach E”. The Mach E is an all-new market, with no “faithful”.


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