There’s word on the streets that GM might be replacing the Chevrolet Camaro with an electric sedan, and as car fans, we just have to wonder why. Are automakers trying to make such a swift move to electric cars that they’re willing to kill off their time-honored classics?
The Camaro is one of the longest-running and most-liked nameplates in GM’s storied lineage. Likewise, Ford has done something similar with the Mustang Mach-E, which is an electric SUV instead of a muscle car coupe. The car world has yet to see if these bold moves will pay off or not. But for today, we examined the reasons why automakers shouldn’t dump their classics just yet.
30: Lineage Of The Classics
Killing off the classic nameplates that made a brand famous throughout history can understandably be dangerous for a car company. The Camaro for instance has always been equated with the performance world. To turn it into an electric sedan is going to alienate an entire customer base. Like it or not, the Camaro is still a popular nameplate that manages to sell well even in today’s challenging market.
For the time being, there is still room in the market for gasoline-powered engines. Automakers would be foolish to move on from gas engines this early in the electric car revolution. There’s still plenty of life in the Camaro line and the brand still evokes emotion with buyers.