• Oct 9, 2009
Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

General Motors just wrapped up one of its semi-regular Q&A sessions with CEO Fritz Henderson on its FastLane blog, and while nothing earth-shattering has been divulged, here's a few things that might be of interest:
  • On the topic of Cadillac's recent television and print advertising, and the subsequent dropping of Modernista as Caddy's primary advertising agency (Automotive News – Sub. Req.), Henderson says, "I think we can do better."
  • When asked if GM would be producing a credible alternative to the BMW M3 or possibly a Camaro sedan (thought we already had that with the G8, but, whatever), Henderson responded, "[We] do not see a [four door] Camaro in our future. We will continue to look for performance opportunities across our lineup, including in sedans."
  • As for the future of the drop-top Camaro, one participant asked, "Been patiently waiting for Camaro Convertible. Best guesses are 2012 model in 1st quarter of 2011. With surging popularity of this model is there any chance of GM considering a push for earlier release?" To which Henderson replies, "Good guess and no."
  • Although the Buick Regal's arrival in the States has yet to be confirmed, a question was asked about a possible GNX version based on the Insignia OPC. Henderson's answer: "Think you will like what you see in the future Regal alternatives (ala OPC alternatives), but do not look for GNX." Pity.
  • Finally, when asked what cars are currently in Henderson's garage, the General's general said, "Camaro, 2005 Corvette, Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible."
For more, you can read the full transcript of the chat on GM's FastLane blog.




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      • 5 Years Ago
      Please, no Camaro sedan. Pontiac jumped the shark when they introduced the four-door Grand Prix, and then discontinued the two-door. Sacrilege!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Pontiac jumped the shark somewhere around 1970.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow....if they made a CAMARO SEDAN...

      ...talk about AUTO FAIL.


      Hopefully, they wont go down the path of the Dodge Charger Sedan/Family Car!

        • 5 Years Ago
        How many honchos out there who wants to drive coupes? 1:100 normal folks.
        • 5 Years Ago
        groundZ - Chrysler managed to pull it off, a Charger sedan and a damn good job of it they did too. I don't think a Camaro sedan would be so warmly received.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Any kind of muscle car sedan=FAIL IMO.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I get that most Mopar fanboys (myself included) hated Dodge for calling a fullsize sedan the Charger, but you can't argue with the numbers. The Charger is probably the best selling car that Dodge, and maybe even Chrysler, has.
        • 5 Years Ago
        4-door coupe is a moronic marketing term. That's a sedan.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That looks almost as bad as the new Infiniti M...
        • 5 Years Ago
        that would be a 4-door coupe
      • 5 Years Ago
      1st GM makes an abortion of a camaro and now a convertible abortion. Wow they just cant do anything right
      • 5 Years Ago
      GM has done great rwd big sedan muscle cars before, Impala SS is a prime example.
      The GNX would be cool to see again, and if it got the GM counterpart of the Ecoboost it would be spot on!
      • 5 Years Ago
      That moron Fritz guy must go. Were they drunk on that board meeting when put him at the helm?
        • 5 Years Ago
        It was the 'drunk' automotive task force that fired Wagoner and installed Henderson as CEO. They also selected the current board, which is made up of some pretty sharp people (as opposed to the rubber stamp BOD pre-C11).
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Think you will like what you see in the future Regal alternatives (ala OPC alternatives)..."
      GUYS DONT YOU SEE HE JUST ANNOUNCED THE REGAL SUPER RIGHT AT YOUR FACES AND NO ONE DIDNT NOTICE
      • 5 Years Ago
      Cheap interior, poor quality and poor design Camaro should be axed, if they build convertible version they are no different than old GM.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Why is it that all the internet types giving "advice" to GM seem to want it to kill the parts that make money? GMC, the Corvette, Buick... and now the Camaro, which is selling hugely well?
      • 5 Years Ago
      A 4-door Zeta? Sure. But a 4-door Camaro? Not so much...
      • 5 Years Ago
      When Bob sells his Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible, so will I. Actually I am kicking tires already. Wouldn't mind taking a Fiat Bravo for a spin, but there's a fat chance that will ever happen.
      • 5 Years Ago
      There is nothing wrong with making a fast sedan, but their is something wrong with bastardizing an American icon. The average joe knows what an old Camaro is or at least an idea, it hasn't been that long. That same average joe probably has no idea what a Dodge Charger was, so that to me is why the (please shoot me) sedan charger is "successful". I have read numerous articles about/blogs/forums where people with the new Challenger get the question "Is that a Camaro"? My point is that if they feel the need for a performance sedan then by all means make one, even use the Camaro platform, I love sport sedans, but please don't call it a Camaro. I think this will make everyone happy, car guys and majority.

      Now for the comment about "if GM would be producing a credible alternative to the BMW M3"... what? I think the Cadillac CTS-V clearly handles that. Similar price, much faster is every way, and bigger. I think GM already has that covered.
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