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Old 08-26-2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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6th Gen/50th Anniversary

Do you think the 2017 Camaro, "50th Anniversary" edition will still be the current 5th generation or the start of the 6th generation, if it doesn't begin earlier?...

The longest run of the same type models was Gen 2, which was 11yrs and Gen 3, was 10 yrs and Gen 4, 9yrs.

So Gen 5 could go 10+yrs which would mean the 50th anniversary model would be Gen 5. However, it could be a good time to spin the model to Gen 6.

Personally, I think the 50th anniversary model will be the Gen 5 model, why change something that is working and GM will have enough publicity with the 50th anniversary model, akin to the Vette's 60th anniversary marketing push.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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No chance it will be a Gen 5. Too much competition from other manufacturers will force a generation change.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:07 PM   #3
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I can imagine the 5th gen will still be around in 2017
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:07 PM   #4
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I suspect it will be a 6th gen. 7 years is a long time for a car design to be carried without a major redesign.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:14 PM   #5
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I believe the 6th gen Camaro is expected in 2014 and a 2015 model.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:41 PM   #6
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What will this forum be called. Camaro56?
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:15 PM   #7
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Seems GM is around a 5 year +/- gen change for it's models these days so it most likely will be the next gen for the 50th
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:21 PM   #8
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:27 PM   #9
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No chance it will be a Gen 5. Too much competition from other manufacturers will force a generation change.
This is true. Ford plans to change the Mustang design and dodge plans to move towards the barracuda title to replace the challenger. Chevy can only keep the gen 5 until it is unable to compete alongside the other two. I love the gen5 design and think they'll throw as many improvements and goodies as they can in this Camaro until competition forces a change in body. I think we may see the gen 5 here to stay for a little while longer. It's possible it can stay until 2017, only time will really tell. Only speculation as to what will happen down the line.



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Old 08-26-2012, 02:37 PM   #10
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I read that tran had purchased the camaro6 domain. Is that true or just a rumor?

OP I bet it will be the 6th gen. Ford and dodge are pushing to hard for it not to be. Remember when the new camaro concept was introduced? Ford was sure to have a new model out by the release of the camaro in the 2010 model year.
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To the best of my knowledge, GM has all but confirmed a Camaro reassign in 2015...
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:57 PM   #12
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I believe the 6th gen Camaro is expected in 2014 and a 2015 model.
That's what I've heard as the most accepted date of the 6th gen. I'm hoping that's the case since I plan on getting the 50th.

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There are a lot of current owners that will not fit in the smaller lighter Gen6. Me for one.
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I read that tran had purchased the camaro6 domain. Is that true or just a rumor?
Well the domain lookup on camaro6.com is private and so is camaro5.com so we're still really at a 50-50 chance lol
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There are a lot of current owners that will not fit in the smaller lighter Gen6. Me for one.
Yep....same here. Guess I should start doing jumping jacks until I turn blue :upset:
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I suspect it will be a 6th gen. 7 years is a long time for a car design to be carried without a major redesign.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:02 PM   #17
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Wouldn't it make More sense if the car was in production for 50 years before worrying about a 50th anniversary edition lol
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:05 PM   #18
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It'll be a sixth.

And I plan on a 50th anniversary Z/28 don't let me down, GM!
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:14 PM   #19
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I'd say 6th for sure, but I think when the 6th drops could depend on the mustang and how the 5th gen is holding up against it.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:50 PM   #20
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Thanks everyone for your feedback.

I am going to make a leap of faith, as Soren the Dutch philosopher once stated and say, that GM/Chevy will NOT change the Camaro until after the 50th.

If they do, they best do it for about 2015, as GM/Chevy hasn't had a great history with first year models..........can you see Car&Driver.......: GM hit a home run with its new version, Gen 6 Camaro, just in time for the 50th anniversary..........Too bad, once again GM hit a foul ball with reliability..................

Just saying.
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Sounds like 2015.
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Thanks everyone for your feedback.

I am going to make a leap of faith, as Soren the Dutch philosopher once stated and say, that GM/Chevy will NOT change the Camaro until after the 50th.

If they do, they best do it for about 2015, as GM/Chevy hasn't had a great history with first year models..........can you see Car&Driver.......: GM hit a home run with its new version, Gen 6 Camaro, just in time for the 50th anniversary..........Too bad, once again GM hit a foul ball with reliability..................

Just saying.
Nearly every first year model has problems from every manufacturer. Look at Ford's track record with diesels... 03 6.0L diesel, 08 6.4L diesel, AND the 11 6.7L diesel... all had problems... then we have the 07 6.7L Cummins that had problems as well as the 07 LMM Duramax... and it doesn't stop there. Ford's 2v 5.4L gasser was a mess too. Luckily, our 5th gen Camaro's LS3 and 6L80E (and TR6060) are pretty much bulletproof.

If the 6th gen uses the new gen small blocks then we could have problems lol we'll find out in 2014. Which I'm pretty sure has been confirmed as a 2015 model.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:33 PM   #23
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The 2nd generation ran for 11 years but look at the differing body styles, there were 3. And the '81 looked totally different from the '70. So there could very well be a Gen 5 50th anniversary but it may not look anything like the current Gen 5's.
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I still don't buy the 2015 sixth gen hype. GM hasn't stated when the next generation is coming and even if they did look how many times it's taken longer than they said it would. I think we will see the next gen V-8s and a fascia change for the 2014 model year. It will still be on the same platform but the change will be similar to the 97-98 Camaro. I don't have anything solid to base my assumptions but I feel it would be a good way to maintain interest and sales of the 5th gen while taking some extra time to make sure the 6th gen exceeds our expectations.
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