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Old 07-11-2014, 09:29 AM   #1
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What if there is a gap between 5 and 6?

I mean, has it been confirmed that the 6th gen will start in 2016? There was a huge gap between 4 and 5, what about now?
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:30 AM   #2
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There was a stop in production between 4 and 5, there is no stop here and will be no gap.

So I am not sure what you are talking about?
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:33 AM   #3
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Actually the 6th gen should start in 2015.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:10 PM   #4
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I don't think there will be any production gaps..they've had atleast5 yrs to figure it out..
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:59 PM   #5
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GM is already working on the 8th gen Corvette, so you can bet they've been working on this for a long while.

I don't think there will be any gaps...and with the production plants moving from Oshawa to Lansing there will be no downtime for re-tooling.
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:54 PM   #6
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I mean, has it been confirmed that the 6th gen will start in 2016? There was a huge gap between 4 and 5, what about now?
The gap was caused by GM stopping Camaro production due to lack of demand. Sales are strong and the 6th gen is coming !
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:22 AM   #7
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Is 85,000 units [est] a year considered strong? Seriously I don't know what is considered a profitable model for an auto manufacturer.
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:28 AM   #8
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Is 85,000 units [est] a year considered strong? Seriously I don't know what is considered a profitable model for an auto manufacturer.
Depends on the vehicle line, 85k units/year for a full size truck is awful but for a sports coupe like Camaro is pretty good. Plus Camaro basically prints money for GM at this point.
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:13 PM   #9
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The gap was caused by GM stopping Camaro production due to lack of demand. Sales are strong and the 6th gen is coming !
Just to clarify some facts concerning the end of F-car production as of 2002:

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In fact, the decision to kill the car had been finalized in 1996, so very little development money had been allotted to the F-body program. Chevrolet wisely invested what little money was available on improving performance; if these were to be the last of the Camaro's, they'd damned sure were going to be the fastest. Because the decision had been made to end F-body production, GM ceased replacing workers at the Ste. Theresa production facility. By 2002 the plant had lost so many workers through attrition that it couldn't fill all it's orders for 2002-model F-cars.
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Old 07-13-2014, 03:08 PM   #10
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I mean, has it been confirmed that the 6th gen will start in 2016? There was a huge gap between 4 and 5, what about now?
What if they build them at the same time ? And no gap at all. With the 6th gen in a new location and new platform it's basically a new model. So GM can start production of 6th when ready, while there cranking out 5th gens non stop.they can build at same time without issue work out 6th gen bugs while the canada factory rocks on . I see no reason the corporate bean counters would stop all production , it makes no business sense.
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Old 07-13-2014, 05:41 PM   #11
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The basis for the question is based on the time when the Camaro model was literally killed off. There will be no "gaps" because they're not stopping production.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:14 PM   #12
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I'm curious how much better is the Gen 5 selling vs the Gen 4? Remember you have to combine the Camaro and Firebird for Gen 4.
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I'm curious how much better is the Gen 5 selling vs the Gen 4? Remember you have to combine the Camaro and Firebird for Gen 4.
It's not even a comparison. In 2001, the last time I bought a new Camaro only around 20,000 were sold.
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Old 07-13-2014, 11:18 PM   #14
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The only production numbers I could find for 2002 were 42,098 for Camaro and 30,690 for Firebird, That's a combined total of 72,780. Not too far from the mid 80K's the Gen 5 is selling. Just an observation.
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:45 AM   #15
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Another thing to think about is when the 2010 gen 5's came out there was a lot of pent up demand from the 8 years when no Camaro's were built. This time with no production lapse the initial sales might not be quite as strong as one would think.
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:46 AM   #16
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^ interesting and true, but didn't the Camaro have its best or second best month of sales ever recently? still ya got me thinking
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Another thing to think about is when the 2010 gen 5's came out there was a lot of pent up demand from the 8 years when no Camaro's were built. This time with no production lapse the initial sales might not be quite as strong as one would think.
we are in year 5 of the Camaro, and has outsold mustang in every year. I think we are past the initial sales...
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:52 PM   #18
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Production of the Gen6 is slated to begin October of 2015, in Lansing,MI. Was released in an intercompany memo to GM employees recently.

I am hoping they reveal the new model at the Detroit International Autoshow.
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:36 AM   #19
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we are in year 5 of the Camaro, and has outsold mustang in every year. I think we are past the initial sales...
I'm really not worried about the Camaro outselling the Mustang. I want it to sell enough to continue being profitable enough for GM to keep making them for years to come. Granted that may be one in the same.
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:46 PM   #20
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I mean, has it been confirmed that the 6th gen will start in 2016? There was a huge gap between 4 and 5, what about now?
The reason that Camaro production ended in 2002 was that the new safety regulations required major reconstruction for side impact. The Union contract in place said that the workers would get full pay while they were off during retooling. To break the Union contract, the Nameplate of the car would have cto be retired for 7 years. 2003-2009=7 years. Contract on the Camaro voided. New contract negotiated and change of location bidded on and chosen.
I couldn't be happier with either my 4th gen SS or my 5th gen Zl1. Canada has shown good quality builds, I hope and am sure that Lansing, MI will make an awesome 6th gen. I will have one to add to my collection.
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