The iconic sports car Chevrolet Camaro may be discontinued due to plans by GM to abandon the production of cars with internal combustion engines. According to Automotive News, General Motors’ management intends to replace the muscle car with a classic four-door, which will operate on an all-electric traction.
The current generation of the Chevrolet Camaro was released back in 2015 and was updated three years later. Chevrolet could already be preparing for the debut of a new generation of the model, but, according to the publication, this will not happen. The current Camaro will be extended until a conventional electric successor is developed. It is planned that this will happen in 2024.
According to one of the versions, the new electric vehicle will continue to be positioned as a sports car, and for this it will be equipped with one of the power plants announced for the GMC Hummer EV pickup. Three electric motors, which are installed on a pickup in the most expensive version, produce 1,014 hp. and accelerates the Hummer to 60 mph (96 km / h) in 3 seconds.
In 2025, production of another veteran model will stop – this is the Chevrolet Malibu, which will also be replaced by an electric car. However, it has not yet been announced whether GM will develop another sedan or will prefer to bring more affordable versions of an electric sports car to the car market instead of the Malibu.