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“Transformers” Bumblebee prototype: Chevrolet Camaro announced to end production in 2024

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“Transformers” Bumblebee prototype: Chevrolet Camaro announced to end production in 2024

Chevrolet Camaro, as the prototype of the “Bumblebee” in the “Transformers” movie, is also a world-renowned classic model, even people who don’t care about cars have heard of it. The model has launched its sixth generation.

However, recently, Chevrolet vice president Scott Bell said in a press release that the Camaro will officially cease production in January 2024.


▲ Picture source General Motors

Camaro is a front-rear-drive coupe of Chevrolet. The series first went on sale on September 29, 1966, and the entire series has sold more than 5 million units so far.

CNBC reports that V6/V8 high-performance engine vehicles like the Chevrolet Camaro are a shrinking market segment as automakers transition to all-electric vehicles.

In 2015, Detroit automakers peaked at more than 394,000 sales of mainstream performance vehicles such as the Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro, Ford Mustang and Dodge muscle cars, according to industry researcher Edmunds. Sales of those cars have been declining since then, with sales of coupes like the Camaro and Mustang down nearly 50% from their peak through July 2022.

However, Chevrolet vice president Scott Bell also said: “While we will not announce a direct successor today, please rest assured that the Camaro’s story is not over.”

It is learned that the “Bumblebee” vehicle model in the 2007 movie “Transformers” was first described as a 1976 version of the Camaro, and later described as a fifth-generation concept car. The modified fifth-generation Camaro continued to play the role of “Bumblebee” in the sequels “Transformers 2: Revenge of the Dead” and “Transformers 3”.


▲ Picture source “Transformers”


▲ Picture source “Transformers”

To commemorate the end of Camaro production at the General Motors plant in Michigan, U.S., in January 2024, Chevrolet will release a “Collector’s Edition” package of 2024 Camaro models, including the high-end ZL1 model. More information on the Collector’s Edition will be announced at a later date, GM said. A GM spokesman declined to say whether it plans to use the Camaro name on the electric vehicle.