The Chevy Camaro as we have known it since production of the first-generation model began in 1966 may not be much longer for this world. The current, sixth-generation muscle car is likely to go out of production around 2023, and not be replaced by a similar vehicle with an internal combustion engine (ICE) after that. However, the legendary nameplate could become part of the great shift taking place in the global auto industry, as a future electric Camaro does not appear to be entirely out of the question.
As GM Authority reported just last month, General Motors president Mark Reuss did not confirm that an electric Camaro would ever be put into production, but nor did he dismiss the possibility.
“I can tell you that the [EV-specific GM BEV3] platform is absolutely capable of doing just about everything we want in our portfolio across every segment,” Reuss was quoted as saying.
Digital artists have put forward their ideas about what an electric Camaro might look like, but one possibility appears to have been missed. It could be that such a vehicle would not be a coupe or a convertible, as all previous Camaros have been, but rather a crossover-like hatch.
Our renderings show what this might look like. The imaginary vehicle is clearly a crossover, but its front end and rear arches both resemble those of the 2021 Chevy Camaro. Meanwhile, the faux grille echoes the one used for the upcoming 2022 Chevy Bolt EV and 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV electric hatchbacks.
If the prospect of an electric Camaro crossover seems unlikely, don’t forget that there is a precedent. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is an electric crossover with a well-established muscle car name. If there are people who are prepared to buy that vehicle – 8,565 units have found homes during the first four months of 2021 in the U.S., there will undoubtedly be others who would be happy to purchase a General Motors equivalent.