As Blue Oval fans are well aware by now, the iconic Ford Mustang just entered its brand new S650 generation with the launch of the redesigned 2024 model. Set to be produced at least through April 2028, according to a UAW document, the Ford Mustang continues to enjoy success in a quickly shrinking market of V8-powered, rear-wheel drive cars with available manual transmissions. While one Mustang rival – the Dodge Charger – will reportedly continue to be offered with an ICE powertrain when the next-generation model arrives (albeit the twin-turbocharged 3.0L I-6 Hurricane engine, not a V8), production of the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro ended this week, marking the demise of yet another Mustang rival, according to GM Authority.
GM originally announced that the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro was set to bow out of its lineup following the 2024 model year, and at the same time, revealed that it would be sending that model out with a special Collector’s Edition package available throughout the lineup. However, it seems as if the 2024 Chevy Camaro is enjoying a rather short production run, as the last example reportedly rolled off the assembly line just yesterday.
Regardless, GM reportedly decided to extend 2024 Camaro production following the onset of the UAW strike in September, though that was done to ensure that it could fill all remaining orders for that model. Previously, production was slated to end in early December, but was ultimately extended exactly one week.
While this marks the end of the sixth-gen Camaro, GM did note that the nameplate will be resurrected at some point in the future, though it’s unclear what the next Camaro might look like or be powered by. With GM committing to EVs, many believe that the sporty model will be reborn as an all-electric offering of some sort, or perhaps even an entire sub-brand with a range of models sporting the Camaro name.