The Chevrolet Camaro Won’t Come Back For Years And Will Probably Be 4-Door Electric Car If It Ever Does

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The Chevrolet FNR-XE concept revealed in China is a sporty electric sedan. (Chevrolet)

The Ford Mustang isn’t going anywhere, and the new Dodge Charger will be on sale later this year, but don’t plan on going shopping for a seventh-generation Chevrolet Camaro anytime soon.

GM President Mark Reuss told Motor Trend that his vision for the next Camaro is an affordable electric sports car that’s more of a pony car than a muscle car.

The report, which didn’t directly quote Reuss, said he sees the Camaro returning as an electric four-door with coupe-like styling that would sell at a price comparable to the new Chevrolet Equinox EV, which starts at $34,995 and is eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit.

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This would give the Camaro a wider appeal that would reach beyond the diehard fans that have most recently made up its small audience. The Camaro has been the lowest-selling American sports car for years and was lately even outsold by the more expensive Corvette.

Chevrolet toyed with the idea of a new entry level sports car way back in 2012 when it unveiled the rear-wheel-drive Code 130R concept, which wasn’t electric and was never put into production.

The Code 130R concept envisioned an entry-level sports car. (Chevrolet)

Reuss told the outlet that battery volume will have to increase to bring prices down far enough to make the electric Camaro viable and that no final decision has been made.

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Given the time it takes to develop a new vehicle platform, it would be unlikely for the car to come to fruition earlier than 2028, by our estimation.

While the Charger will be offered in both electric and internal combustion engine models, the Ford Mustang isn’t going electric ever, according to Ford CEO Jim Farley.

Notwithstanding the Mustang Mach-E SUV, Farley told Autocar that Ford will “never” build a Mustang SUV or electric model, but is also considering adding a four-door to the lineup.

It will have to compete with the Dodge Charger, which will be available in two-door and four-door versions that share a common body.