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Ford Mustang Rival Chevy Camaro To End Production In 2023: Report

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While the Ford Mustang is alive and doing quite well, its chief rival – the Chevy Camaro – has faced declining sales for years, which has spawned rumors of its eventual demise. Now, GM Authority is reporting that the Camaro is indeed on its last leg, as General Motors plans on discontinuing the long-running model following the 2024 model year.

The Chevy Camaro will also reportedly go out with a “farewell package,” which doesn’t currently have an official name. Offered across a number of trim levels likely including the LT, LT1, SS, and ZL1, this special offering will essentially represent an appearance package, with nothing more than interior and exterior enhancements and no suspension or performance upgrades.

GM Authority notes that GM pulled its development resources from the Camaro a couple of years ago, and thus, it likely won’t get getting any sort of rumored upgrades such as the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing‘s supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4, which produces 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque, or GM’s Magnetic Ride Control suspension. Increasing emissions requirements aren’t working in its favor, either.

The current, sixth-generation Camaro debuted in 2016, one year after the S550 Mustang. GM has terminated the development of a new seventh-gen model, after which the fate of the Camaro nameplate is unclear. Recent rumors indicate that it could return as an all-electric sedan, which would mesh with the automaker’s recent announcement that it intends to electrify its entire lineup by 2035.

Meanwhile, the next-gen Ford Mustang is expected to arrive for the 2023 model year, as Ford Authority previously reported. The S650, which will feature an eight-year life cycle, won’t bring any drastic changes over the current-gen model but could offer all-wheel drive, while a hybrid version is expected to launch in 2025. As Ford Authority reported back in May, the good old-fashioned V8 engine won’t be going away any time soon, though an all-electric version could launch as soon as 2028 for the 2029 model year.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Rinzler

    I’m glad Ford kept the Mustang as more of a grand tourer than an all out track machine. Also Ford had the foresight to diversify the Mustang brand using the Mach-E.

    Sucks for Camaro fans, but it’s been a long time coming since GM refuses to make the car more livable.

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  2. CHARLES STEMPLE

    If they would have done a better job on the overall body design this would sell better. Its a real shame.

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    1. JohnTaurus

      Given their recent styling directions, I’d expect a redesigned car to have even worse sightlines and more origami Japanese influences The Gentle Gizzley mentioned below.

      Hell, next they’ll be completely removing side windows, and the grille will tower above the windshield.

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  3. Stalkbroker94

    Chevy’s design team needs to understand the basic part of vehicle design: cohesion. Look at the things Chevy has put out. Some visually interesting bits and pieces, but overall the design lacks cohesion and direction.

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    1. The Gentle Grizzly

      GM has been subscribing to the creases-and-folds school of design for quite some time. Copying some of the Japanese manufacturers, and it’s sad.

      Add the fact that driving a Camaro is like being in a moving duck-blind, and it wrecks the car for me. I just can’t see out.

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    2. John

      This. Chevys look cool in the details, they’ve got a really unique way of twisting the graphic elements in a way you wouldn’t expect. But as a whole, it falls apart.

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  4. Tigger

    Don’t believe this. The source was some you tube channel.

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  5. Bob

    Camaro headed for the cemetery? I say……….long overdue!
    Much like a bloated whale, it’s time is up, roll it over & bury it.

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  6. Roy Chile’s

    Chevrolet only have themselves to blame- slot windows, no back seat tiny truck, cheap dash, out dates Transform design. The only nice thing is the taillights

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  7. Mike Parnell

    If they cancel the Camaro, then what will racing series like Nascar use as a GM product?

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    1. WazinOZ

      1988 JE Camira!!

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    2. Roy Chile’s

      Impala, Impala SS, Impala ZL1 and Impala E the most important name in Chevrolet history

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  8. Chipster

    The original 67-68 remains one of the best pony car designs. Plenty of glass, a decent back seat, useful size trunk, and cohesive design front to rear. A shame the modern one could not have those features while including the necessary safety and technology. I was impressed how well Ford did the retro look in the 2005-2014 Mustang, but Chevy chose to overdo the Camaro for the Hot Wheels look.

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    1. Roy Chile’s

      Best Camaro design 1969 bar none

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  9. Mark

    Well the Crapmaro from Garbage Motors is junk.

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  10. Nauticalone

    Camaro used to be Mustang’s chief rival – Challenger much more so in recent years. The current generation Camaro (while having poor visibility) looked much better during 2016 – 2018 MY. They completely ruined it with the “updated” front end and rear lights of 2019 onwards.
    The 2012 – 2015 was nice also and just needed some interior updates, rather than the mess they made of the front especially!

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