Production of the 2022 Chevy Camaro is now scheduled to start on August 17th, GM Authority has learned.
That may seem like a straightforward piece of information at first, but this is in fact the third time that GM has changed the date. In February of this year, GM Authority exclusively reported that GM was planning to begin production of the 2022 Camaro on June 14th. In late May, the plans were revised, and workers were planned to get going on the new model on September 20th.
The switch to August 17th is presumably related to news that production of the 2021 Chevy Camaro resumed earlier this week. The GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan, where the Camaro is built, had previously been idle since May 10th due to the global microchip shortage.
The 2022 Camaro will be similar to the 2021 Camaro, with only small alterations to the equipment offered within each trim level, plus some new color options. The vehicle will continue to ride on the GM Alpha platform, which it shares with the Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5 luxury sedans.
As before, there will be a choice of four engines with three different layouts. At the lower end of the scale, including LS and LT models, are the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG, which makes 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, and the atmospheric 3.6L V6 LGX, rated at 335 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque.
The range also includes two closely related V8s. The naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT1 in the LT1 and SS models produces 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque, while the output of the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 in the ZL1 is rated at 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.
Sales Results - Q1 2021 - USA - Chevrolet
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As a performance-oriented vehicle, the Camaro inevitably sells in very small numbers compared with other Chevrolet models. U.S. Camaro sales in Q1 of 2021 amounted to 7,089 units, just over one percent less than the 7,185 units recorded for the same period in Q1 of 2020.
The amount represents the lowest first quarter sales performance since the 2010 calendar year. However, the Camaro still outsells the even more specialized Chevy C8 Corvette, which found 6,611 customers in the first three months of this year.