Yesterday, Chevrolet revealed the 2018 Camaro Hot Wheels edition to celebrate the toy car’s 50th anniversary. Along with the special badges and other various appointments, Chevrolet also decided to finish the special Camaro in an all-new color it calls “Crush.”
Chevy says the orangey Crush hue recalls Hot Wheels’ iconic orange race tracks, but it got us thinking: should Chevrolet bring back Hugger Orange for the Camaro? Hugger Orange was arguably one of the coolest colors ever to adorn the first-generation Camaro and we think it would finish quite well on the car five generations later.
There’s more method to the argument and it surrounds Dodge. Dodge has been incredibly successful with targeting an audience that clamors for retro traits and throwback appointments. Plum Crazy and Hemi Orange exist for a reason today. We previously detailed five ways to fix slumping sixth-generation Camaro sales, but re-introducing some iconic colors could court buyers back to Chevrolet. Hugger Orange seems like a no-brainer if Chevy does reach back into its archived color palette.
What do you think? Should Chevrolet embrace more of its Camaro heritage with throwback colors like Hugger Orange? Sound off in our poll and talk to us down below.