The Chevrolet Camaro was fondly introduced to take on the likes of the mighty Mustang from Ford and the Challenger from Dodge but in terms of sales, it has struggled to keep up pace with these cars. And add to that, all the niggles and recalls that the Camaro had to go through over the years, made things worse. The sales report for the first half of 2021 has seen a 1.3 percent drop if we compare it to the 2020 Q1.
And hence, Chevrolet has decided to axe a few trims from this Chevy’s lineup for the 2022 model year, as per a report on Muscle Cars and Trucks. The one which will see the cut is the 1LE package that used to be earlier seen in the turbocharged 4-cylinder model or the V6 model.
The 2021 Chevrolet Camaro models are full of inventory right now in the dealerships and are still in production but for 2022, it has a change in the list. The fleet at the dealerships hasn’t listed the 1LE package for the 4-cylinder or the 6-cylinder variants.
For now, the package offered is 1LT, 2LT and 3LT on 2L turbo four-cylinder or the 3.6L V6. With 2022 not having the base variants for the performance package, the most affordable Camaro with the performance package is expected to start from $38,495, as compared to the 1LT trim with a base inline-4 engine that starts at $26,495.
There was quite some equipment on the 1LE package, which future Camaro customers would sorely miss from the 2022 MY lineup and included the following few features:
- Upgraded suspension
- Upgraded stabilizer bars, dampers, rear toe links, and rear cradle mounts
- Brembo four-piston front brake calipers
- Upgraded 20-inch wheels with summer tires
- Upgraded cooling system
- Dual-mode exhaust (only on the V6)
Camaro sales peaked almost a decade ago and while it stayed in green numbers till 2014, The sales have seen a drop, last year it was only able to do 29,775 units. The Ford Mustang has always been a tough competition to beat. It is highly likely that Camaro will see a next-generation with these kinds of numbers in mind.