As a tribute to the success of its widely popular fifth generation Camaro and to mark its final year in the market, General Motors featured a Commemorative Edition of the said vehicle at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas on Sunday.
The Commemorative Edition Camaro is available in coupe and convertible body styles with V6 or V8 powertrains and two trim options (2LT and 2SS), plus the RS package. It is also offered in five exterior colors and a custom adrenaline red interior and comes equipped with 20-inch wheels, ZL1 rear spoiler, custom stripe, body color front splitter and an emblem of the commemorative edition that is set on the fenders.
In a press release, GM’s US vice president Jim Campbell noted that the Camaro has had an amazing run since the company introduced the vehicle’s fifth generation model. He added that the iconic vehicle outsold all its competitors in the segment, year in and year out. Campbell attributed Camaro’s success to its combination of style, performance and affordability.
More than 400,000 fifth generation Camaros have been sold in the market since the model went on sale in 2009. It is also America’s top-selling performance vehicle for four consecutive years and is on track to making it five.
For the first ten months of this year alone, a total of 69, 878 Camaros has been sold in the market. That is 7.8 percent higher than the previous year. Its main rival, Ford Motor Co.’s Mustang, sold 59,831 units in the same period.
2015 will mark the last year of the fifth generation Camaro in the market, and according to Chevrolet’s performance marketing manager Todd Christensen, in recognition to the success of the brand, they are putting a book-end on all their special editions.
The Commemorative Edition Camaro will go on sale in spring. Production of the next-generation Camaro will be moved by GM from its plant in Oshawa, Ontario to the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant by next year or early 2016.
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