In recent weeks, a rumor has been circulating online that the Chevrolet Camaro, this iconic American sports coupe whose name dates back to 1967, would eventually become an electric sedan. Although General Motors has not yet mentioned anything on the subject, it remains interesting to analyze the fate of the sportswoman which, it should be noted, has recorded declining sales for several years.
For reference, Chevrolet only marketed just over 30,000 Camaros in Canada and the United States last year. During this same period, more than double the copies of the Ford Mustang have found buyers in the same territory, not to mention the fact that Ford currently sells more electric Mustang Mach-E than regular Mustangs.
It would therefore be quite reasonable to assume that Chevrolet could withdraw the Camaro altogether from its lineup in order to make room for its next generation of electric vehicles or – what is more likely – to transform its sports car into an electric vehicle like some. of his recent sketches imply it.
Recall that, when announcing the introduction of 30 new electric vehicles by 2025, General Motors presented the silhouette of some of its future models. One of them was a car whose roofline is eerily similar to that of the Camaro. Automotive News media claims it is actually a sedan with the same name, but no one at Chevrolet has yet confirmed the claims.
One thing is certain, thanks to its modular Ultium electric architecture, General Motors says it can produce a large number of electric vehicles of all types and sizes in order to adapt well to the various needs of consumers. A sports coupe, sedan or even an SUV bearing the Camaro name are all possibilities.
But until then, the Camaro is still with us in its current format with several engine choices including a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, a 3.6-liter V6, a 6.2-liter V8 and , even, a supercharged version of this engine with an output of 650 horsepower under the hood of the ZL1. An electric version of this icon of the American auto industry would only help it make the transition to the world of tomorrow without necessarily reducing its performance.