Camaro production dates
February 16th 2009 for the coupe.
December 7th 2009 for the convertible.
That’s a long time to wait, especially for the convertible.
How will they keep people exited about the car for so long before it goes on sale???
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2009? That is too long. It should come out in 3 months or less…
Over a year for the Coupe and two years for the Convertible??? Did they just start development yesterday? This design has been floating around for over a year and I feel like it should be ready for the next NAIAS in March. Hell, they cobbled together one for the Transformers movie this past summer and I thought it was just about ready for production. The interest for this car is now, but will be on to something else within a year.
With all the hype and teasing, this had better be the best car on the planet… and the non-exotic benchmark is now the GTR. Who launches a convertible in December anyway?
The Chevy PR guys did not pace this out properly at all.
It’s ready for a mid cycle refresh already. Who were the imbeciles that thought it was a good idea to reveal this car a decade ago? It so old it comes from the factory as used.
The Genesis is following right behind it’s footsteps….but even THAT will be on the road before this….
GM, GM, GM. The coupe should have been on sale September ’07 and the convertible by summer of ’08.
they will probably make commercials for them like they do with the volt to keep the consumer’s pulse up. Why make a TVCM for a car that technically doesn’t exist? at least to buy.
BIG in AMERICURE???
Yes, that is exactly what I would do, release a convertible in the winter. That should create alot of demand for the car right off the bat! LOL, you are kidding right?
“How will they keep people exited about the car for so long before it goes on sale???”
Didn’t Nissan do the same thing with the GT-R? That car seemed to take forever to come out. Hell, it’s still not out.
Yeah, but Nissan GT-R is a niche car (costs over 70k) while this Camaro is a bread-and-butter car. It should have been here this December and the convertible in the spring readied for summer fun.
GM is still acting like the ‘old’ GM. It probably will be out in ’09 and be discontinued in ’10.
They’re waiting for the Challenger and the next Mustang to come out first.
But in a year and three months…gas could be $5 a gallon for regular.
Depends on the the middle east.
They should roll out the hybrid first and blow EVERYONE’s socks off…maybe that’s why they’re waiting so long.
V6 Hybrid Camaro. The world’s first performance hybrid “faux muscle car”. It won’t happen. But this lateness might signal the beginning of the end of the American car industry, certainly if gas prices go up past $4 in 2008.
By then the next Prius will be out anyway so Toyota takes all in the end.
Oh, well. Nothing to see here.
Well, it is a long time away, but it one of the few American cars worth waiting for. This car looks like it will have it all, looks, performance value. I just hope GM doesn’t cheap out the interior ant the quality,
It is pretty darn cool looking; but then I do like the look of most modern muscle cars.
So what that the GT-R is a “niche” car. It was shown as a concept back in 2001. Nissan took 8 years to bring the car to market, why, because it’s a “niche” car? I guess it’s OK when a Japanese car company does it.
The reason Nissan took their time w/o worry was because the GT-R was never planned as a High Volume vehicle designed to “save” their company….GM on the other hand….
“So what that the GT-R is a “niche” car. It was shown as a concept back in 2001. Nissan took 8 years to bring the car to market, why, because it’s a “niche” car? I guess it’s OK when a Japanese car company does it.”
No, not at all. The Camaro was also shown as a concept several years ago, but Chevy started to actively market it in the press and in movies, Youtube and other media over a year ago. So much, in fact, people expect it to be available sooner than a year from now. Nissan on the other hand, leaked photos and promoted the GTR virally, but didn’t have a traditional big budget marketing campaign behind it until just recently around the launch. And they certainly didn’t make a movie out of it. There’s a huge difference with these two approaches.
The Camaro isn’t meant to be a “High Volume vehicle designed to “save” their company” either. The Malibu is way more valuable to GM than the Camaro. The Camaro made it’s show car debut at the 2006 Detroit show. It goes into production in late 2008. Nissan didn’t “leak” any photos of the GT-R, since it was shown as a concept car at the Tokyo show in 2001, with definite plans to put it into production as the next gen 2001. That finally happened 8 years later. Better late than never, I guess.
Oops, next gen GT-R, not 2001.
Better late than never, I guess.
Depends on what you’re talking about.