Bad news comes back to us related to the Chevrolet Camaro. According to statements from an internal company source to a US publication, General Motors has decided not to launch the long-awaited special edition intended to pay tribute to the 55th anniversary of the Camaro.
The Chevrolet Camaro will not have a special anniversary edition during the 2022 model, as would be expected, and the reason is none other than the little or no attention that General Motors is paying to the model due to its poor sales performance in recent years.
The Chevrolet Camaro has already starred in several negative headlines in this first month of the year due to the impressive drop in sales in 2020. Last year, Chevrolet only marketed 29,775 units of the Camaro, signing the second worst annual sales record in the model’s history since it hit the market in 1966 and the worst in the last 20 years. There was only one year that was even worse, the year 2001, when sales fell to 29,009 units per year. Which meant the disappearance of the model the following year.
Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition 2017.
If we compare the results of the Camaro with that of its competitors it is even worse, since the Ford Mustang achieved in 2020 double the sales of the Chevrolet model. The muscle car segment closed with a slight drop in sales for all models, although in the case of the Camaro this was quite dramatic.
Among the consequences not yet confirmed of the poor results of the model we find several reports that paint an unflattering picture for the Chevrolet sports car. In principle, the development of the seventh generation has been paralyzed and the most optimistic They hope that the model will be replaced by a kind of coupe or electric sports carAlthough it is not clear if this supposed model will really arrive or if it can be marked as a new electric Camaro.
Regarding the current generation, several reports ensure that the brand has also canceled the development of new variants, as was the case with the expected Camaro Z28. This latest report comes from internal company sources and reveals a very similar case, as this year the launch of a special anniversary edition was expected, since the model turns 55 in 2021 (model 2022). In 2016, 5 years ago, the Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition was presented, a limited edition launched as an optional package that had a specific aesthetic and equipment configuration. Unfortunately, This report ensures that General Motors has not even given the green light to an equipment option like this, so there will be no special anniversary edition either.