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The end of a generation of legends! Production of "bumblebee" Chevrolet Comero stopped production

2024-07-14 Update From: AutoBeta NAV: AutoBeta > News >


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On December 15th, it was reported that Chevrolet officials said that the last Chevrolet Comero went offline at the Lansing plant in Michigan this week, in other words, that Chevrolet Comero officially stopped production and retired from the stage of history.

In March this year, Chevrolet announced that the Comero will officially stop production in January 2024, and announced that there are no follow-up model plans. Earlier in 2021, GM said in a media conversation that the Comero would stop production at the end of 2023 and that in the future the Comero would be replaced by a brand new electric four-door sedan.

It is understood that the last Comero is a ZL1 1LE Collector's Edition model with a red brake caliper with exclusive paint and a special edition badge on the front fender to increase recognition. The interior also uses its own steering wheel logo and matches with special floor mats and interior colors. The power is equipped with a 6.2L LT4 V8 mechanically supercharged engine with a maximum power of 659 horsepower and a maximum torque of 881N ·m, matching a six-speed manual transmission.

The suspension of Chevrolet Comero may be related to its poor market sales performance. The figures show that sales of the car were 51000 in 2018, 48000 in 2019 and 29800 in 2020. In addition to poor sales, it is also related to GM's overall transition to electrification. In fact, this is not the first time Comero has stopped production. In 2001, production of the fourth-generation Comero was suspended due to low sales, and it was not revived until 2006, when the fifth-generation Comero concept car was released.

As one of the representative models of American sports cars, the Chevrolet Comero has gone through six generations of model iterations so far. In the car market, it mainly competes with Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang.

The first Comero was born in 1966 and was built on GM's F-Body rear-drive platform. It was GM's first product to use an independent subframe to support its engine. The second-generation Comero, which was born in 1970, is based on GM's F-Body rear-drive platform like the first, but cancels the convertible version and is the only Comero without a convertible version. It is worth mentioning that the horsepower of this generation of Comero is gradually diminishing due to the introduction of stricter emission restrictions and the emergence of the energy crisis. In 1982, the third-generation Comero was released and the use of high-displacement engines was restored, of which the 5.7L V8 engine was carried in 1987. In the same year, the convertible version of Comero also returned. In 1993, the fourth generation Comero was released, also based on the improved F-body platform.

In 2001, Comero stopped production because of poor sales. Until 2006, the fifth generation Comero concept car was officially released, based on GM's full-size rear-drive platform-Zeta platform, more Chinese consumers also began to understand this generation of models. In 2010, Comero sold 81299 vehicles a year, ending Ford's 23-year record for Mustang sales in the American sports car market.

In 2015, Chevrolet launched its sixth-generation Comero model overseas, and the car officially entered the domestic market. The sixth generation Comero has three engines to choose from, from 2.0T turbocharged to 6.2L mechanically supercharged V8 LT4. However, no upgrade has been made since the release of the sixth-generation Comero, and sales of the car have been falling since 2016, unable to compete with Ford's Muatang. At the same time, in the context of GM's full transition to electrification, Comero's suspension of production is to be expected.

According to the Chevrolet Plan, although the Chevrolet Comero has no follow-up plans for the time being, the good news is that the name "Camaro" will be retained. In honor of this classic sports car, Chevrolet will launch the Comero Collector Edition (Collection version) before Comero is officially discontinued. The rare version of the model will be equipped with a large spoiler and a heat dissipation opening on the cabin cover. Foreign media speculated that the collection version of the model will be equipped with 6.2L V8 engine, the maximum output power of more than 1000 horsepower, and limited production of 2000 vehicles.

According to market news, Comero may become an independent electric brand in the future. It is reported that GM will launch an all-electric four-door coupe in 2025 to fill the gap in the Chevrolet Comero market share, and is likely to launch single-motor rear-drive models and dual-motor all-wheel-drive models.

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