The 2023 Chevy Camaro is slated to become the eighth model year of the latest sixth-generation nameplate, and now, CamaroNews has uncovered the 2023 Chevy Camaro’s production start date.
According to CamaroNews sources, the 2023 Chevy Camaro is scheduled to roll off the line starting June 6th, 2022. Production will once again take place at the GM Lansing Grand River Plant in Michigan, which also produces the Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5 luxury sedans.
For now, it looks like the Chevy Camaro nameplate is starting to wind down, with development of the seventh-generation model terminated, making the current sixth generation the “final” generation. As CamaroNews exclusively covered previously, the discontinuation timeframe for the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro is a moving target and has yet to be determined.
Rumor has it the 2023 Chevy Camaro may offer the same naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine as the C8 Chevy Corvette Stingray, with the LT2 replacing the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT1 gasoline engine for the 2023 Chevy Camaro engine lineup. While there are several reasons why this may be a possibility, including lower emissions, renewed interest in the nameplate, and higher sales, there’s also several reasons why the rumor is likely untrue, including certification costs, engineering, testing, and validation costs, and high demand for the C8 CorvetteStingray, currently the only production model to offer the LT2 engine.
Although the production start date for the 2023 Chevy Camaro is now locked in, the longterm plans for the Chevy Camaro remain somewhat murky. It’s possible that General Motors will extend the lifecycle of the current sixth-generation model to the 2026 model year. As a reminder, the sixth-generation vehicle was introduced for the 2016 model year.
Another possibility is that the Chevy Camaro nameplate will be applied to a completely different vehicle, namely an all-electric performance sedan that follows GM’s pivot towards zero-emissions vehicles.