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Chevrolet: Current Camaro to retire next year

CHEVROLET has announced its sixth-generation Camaro will be retired next year.

The American manufacturer confirmed the model “will come off the assembly line at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Michigan in January 2024.”

The news, which has long been the subject of rumours, is a blow to the relevance factor associated with the Repco Supercars Championship’s new Gen3 era.

Global Chevrolet vice president Scott Bell however indicated there will be a successor to the current Camaro.

“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 Bell.

“While we are not announcing an immediate successor today, rest assured, this is not the end of Camaro’s story.”

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In any case, the car is set to continue racing in series such as Supercars, NASCAR and IMSA.

The Chevrolet Camaro Supercar of Scott Pye. Pic: Mark Horsburgh

“Chevrolet’s products and our relationship with our customers benefit from motorsports,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet US Performance and Motorsports vice president.

“Our plan is to continue to compete and win at the highest levels of auto racing.”

The Camaro returned to Supercars/ATCC competition earlier this month at the Newcastle 500 for the first time since Group C regulations were farewelled at the end of 1984.

Ford meanwhile last September launched its seventh-generation Mustang, which is the Camaro’s competitor in Supercars this season.

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