2019 doesn’t seem like a great year for the Chevrolet Camaro. General Motor’s strong pony car is seeing a drastic decline in sales. This makes many people think that the model will meet its demise soon enough. The latest news is that GM has stopped selling certain 2020 Camaro cars due to emissions issues.
The news was first heard from GM Authority, which said that around 2,000 Chevy Camaro cars for the 2020 model year coming with the 3.6-liter V6 mill could be affected. The culprit is the car’s evaporative emissions canister, which is said to produce greater emissions than the allowed limit. It’s still being investigated, but until everything is clear GM won’t be able to continue selling the affected models. And if this problem persists, GM must find a solution before continuing sales.
As the report goes, the impacted Camaros are either in dealership inventories or are on the way to being delivered. The number of affected models that are already sold is still unknown. If a problem is discovered, GM will likely notify the owner of affected cars and give them the necessary instructions. This report comes with a GM reference number of N192284430, which is still unconfirmed.
As we know, the Camaro has been experiencing a sales plunge in recent years, things got worse when the 2018 redesign came out. Chevy tried to bounce back with a quick refresh, but things don’t seem to get better after that. Actually, the Camaro is not alone, as the Ford Mustang also saw a decline in sales following its 2018 refresh, although not as quick.
Lastly, we have to say that the winner in this muscle car battle is the Dodge Challenger, which ironically is enjoying unfaltering sales. Its market superiority over its competitors has become increasingly apparent in recent months as its two rivals haven’t been able to regain momentum.