As the ICE-powered Dodge Challenger and Charger prepare to be discontinued and possibly replaced by all-electric versions, the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro have soldiered on as what could possibly represent the last two vehicles of their kind. In fact, the all-new, 2024 Ford Mustang was just revealed this past September, ushering in an entirely new era for the iconic pony car that surprisingly doesn’t involve any sort of electrified powertrain – for now, at least. However, rumors that the Chevy Camaro was living on borrowed time have perpetuated for years now, and as Ford Authority reported back in 2021, production of the Mustang rival was previously expected to end this year. Now, GM has officially announced that the Camaro will in fact bow out following the 2024 model year.
This will mark the end of not only the sixth-generation of the Chevy Camaro following a nine-year run, but also the second time that this particular model has been discontinued following its absence between the 2002 and 2010 model years. The very last Camaro is slated to roll off the assembly line at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Michigan in January 2024, marking yet another end of an era as GM works to electrify its lineup.
To mark the end of the sixth-gen Camaro’s latest run, GM will offer a Collector’s Edition package for the 2024 Camaro RS and SS, as well as a limited number of ZL1-equipped models that pays homage to the model itself, though the automaker won’t release any more details regarding that special offering until we get closer to order banks opening this summer. However, GM also hinted that this may not be the end for the long-running model, though it likely will represent the final ICE-powered version.
“As we prepare to say goodbye to the current generation Camaro, it is difficult to overstate our gratitude to every Camaro customer, Camaro assembly line employee, and race fan,” said Scott Bell, vice president, Global Chevrolet. “While we are not announcing an immediate successor today, rest assured, this is not the end of Camaro’s story.”
As Ford Authority previously reported, the S650 Ford Mustang will also likely be the last ICE-powered version of that iconic model too, with production currently expected to end in 2030. However, that also means that for the next few years, those craving an old fashioned, affordable, V8-powered, rear-wheel drive vehicle with a manual transmission will have at least one option left.
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Sorry, both the Mustang and Camaro look like crap. I won’t be missing the Camaro and the Mustang needs to change that front end ASAP!
Steve, be honest, you’re not a potential customer regardless of the front end.
Totally agree there Steve FORD did a rubbish job on the front. Yeah the rear & side arefine but the front WHAT.?!
Never was a huge Camaro fan (I do like the 1st gen body style) but it kept Ford honest. The Mustang lost some of it’s edge when the ‘Maro was out. Competition is great for the breed. For example: The Magnaride is a GM / Delphi invention and it works amazingly well.
Plus it’s sad to see another ICE car die off, especially a good / affordable RWD / V8 powered coupe. I don’t care for the current body style and even less for the interior layout and cave feeling sitting in the car, but it’s a legit fast / great handling car with the right options and the only car matching the price / content / V8 performance mix is the Mustang.
As all pony cars move into EV world, it’ll be interesting to learn how each competitor in this category tries to differentiate itself from it’s fellow competitors. More than likely, power will come from a battery/motor combination which can be increased by tweaking battery pack size and/or motor torque outputs. It would seem that suspension and chassis engineering will play more of a defining difference. Time will tell…
It will likely be turned into an electric Honda CR-V clone, like the Mach E. At least Ford is trying to keep the real Mustang alive, too.
Ford hated the Camaro so much they made the new Mustang look like it.
Yeah so now that the Camaro is officially dead after the 24 model year, what is gm going to run in the NASCAR series some REVOLTING electric converted POS that has no bussiness being on any sort of track at all. Good luck with that…
Won’t be surprised if NASCAR moves to an all truck series, by the end of the decade. By then manufactures will only be selling SUV’s and trucks.
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Yep. GM did this same thing with the Chevy Trax. Dead for a week. The next-gen Camaro will probably be a Mach-E competitor. Shame.
Another nail in the North American Automakers coffin. Transitioning everything to BEV is going to be the death of GM, Ford, and whatever FCA is calling itself this week. At least the guys running Toyota, Nissan, and the other Japanese automakers will continue to develop ICE vehicles.
Domestic automakers are still in the ICE game, as a consumer people are just going to have to settle for a truck, suv and some cuvs and to be frank about it that’s where the market is at. Mustang, Camaro and the Dodge cars were a drop in the bucket when it came to sales. This bears repeating but Ford killed off the Fusion due to low sales and it easily doubled and in some cases tripled Mustang’s sales and to be brutally frank about it Mustang is the welfare kid on the block that exists thanks the largesse of company. If Ford was a cold about it as GM the Mustang would be a fond memory and the only passenger car they would be producing would be the occasional megabuck GT.
Trucks and their derivatives get the advantage of a safety, fuel and emissions efficiency loop hole a super carrier could pass through and have room to turn around in where passenger cars don’t and that has only exasperated the problem.
I agree with Bob. I’ve thought for the last decade that Toyo could own the truck market with a diesel engine in a full size pickup.. I feel the same about the sport car market. They could own it with the decisions that Detroit is making.. but remember when you take the buyout $$, you play how you are told!!
I guess it’s back to actual horses, perhaps we can use the millions of gas stations on every corner of America as “Hay” depots! Horses are cheaper, but their flatulence could be a “climate” problem.
Sad, hope the Mustang can soldier on for a few more years especially with a hybrid option. The current generation Camaro was doomed from the very beginning . Could have sold more if it was smaller, lighter and you could actually see out the windows. Suspension and drivetrain was always great.
Mary Barra is a woke idiot. All electric by 2035 and out of business by 2040. The Board of Directors better make a change at the top is they don’t want to be in the dustbin of history.
LOL. I find it so funny how you old folks think being called “woke” is an insult of sorts. While I agree that GM has lost focus on what kinds of cars it makes, I don’t think it’s because they have a hyperaware sense of the world.
Hate to see the Camaro turn into a Ugly Mustang Mach E clone.