Chevrolet may have no intention of introducing the sixth-generation Camaro at the approaching New York Auto Show, but the new Alpha-based iteration of the pony car will still debut sometime this year. That means the end is nigh for the current car, which has been a massive success for the bowtie brand.
Before the end of the month, Chevrolet will deliver the 500,000th fifth-generation Camaro ever built. The model helped cement the Camaro nameplate as the best-selling performance car in America, a designation it stole away from the Mustang in 2010 and has held ever since.
Chevy had sold 493,815 Camaros at the end of February, with sales up 3.6 percent so far in 2015. The automaker is expecting similar demand for the Camaro’s replacement, which might be scheduled for a debut this spring at the Indiapolis 500. If it’s as good as we think it’s going to be, Chevy should have no problem moving 500,000 of them and stealing its sales crown back from the Mustang