Chevrolet’s highly anticipated new sixth-generation Camaro gets a quick cameo in a new Chevy video up on YouTube. The video celebrates Chevy’s expected delivery of the 500,000th fifth-generation Camaro sometime this month, but the automaker can’t resist putting a little teaser of what’s to come in there as well.
See a teaser of the sixth-generation model starting at 1:01 below.
It is the final production year for the fifth-generation Camaro, which has been a big success for Chevrolet since going on sale in August 2009. Camaro passed Mustang in 2010, to become America’s best-selling performance car – a title Camaro has retained for five consecutive years. In the process, the Camaro has helped build the Chevrolet family – with 63 percent of retail buyers new to GM.
“The fifth-generation Camaro has clearly resonated with both long-time Camaro fans, and first time performance-car buyers,” said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager. “That sets the bar high for the next chapter of the car’s history.”
Remarkably, Chevy says the Camaro continues to gain momentum, even as the fifth-generation Camaro nears the end of production this year. In 2014, Camaro total sales increased 7.1 percent for its second-best year of sales since its introduction. For the first two months of 2015, total sales are up 3.6 percent over 2014.
Meanwhile, there is no official word yet on when Chevy will unveil its sixth-generation Camaro, which looks like it gets a significant style update as well. Chevy’s posted a look at Camaro design throughout the years on its website.
“While Camaro has evolved with cultural and design trends, it has consistently represented the approachable, attainable sports car with an emphasis on fun that’s evident in its styling,” said Ed Welburn, vice president of GM Global Design. “As a result, each generation of Camaro has evoked an emotional connection with enthusiasts – connections spanning 48 years, and five generations.”