2019 Chevy Camaro V8 and Corvette C7 leaving Europe over emissions

But it looks like the mid-engine C8 Corvette will be sold in Europe

UPDATE: A representative from Chevrolet has confirmed that the Camaro and C7 Corvette will no longer be available as of September 1, 2019 because they will not have been certified for the new WLTP emissions. The company is staying tight-lipped about the C8 Corvette though, saying we'll have to wait for the reveal in July for official confirmation one way or the other. The text has been updated to reflect this.

If you live in Europe, your window of opportunity to buy a new 2019 Chevy Camaro or Chevy Corvette C7 with a V8 may be closing. While we knew that there was a Final Edition C7 Corvette on sale in Europe (pictured above), we assumed that was simply because the mid-engine C8 was on the way. According to automotive news site Motoring Research, however, sales of both the 'Vette and the Camaro will stop after August 31, 2019 when new WLTP emissions rules go into effect that the two vehicles don't comply with. We reached out to Chevrolet, and a representative did confirm that the two models will not be available in the European Union as of September 1 because they aren't certified for the new emissions rules. However, sales of the two cars will continue in Switzerland, which the representative noted was the company's second largest European market. This is likely because Switzerland is not a member of the European Union and thus not subject to the same emissions regulations.

We're not so sure this is the end of Chevy V8s in Europe, though. Chevrolet hasn't specifically said in which markets it will offer the mid-engine C8 Corvette, and after asking, a company's representative only said we would have to wait for the car's official reveal in July to find out. But the UK dealer that currently is the source of new Camaros and Corvettes in that country has said it's taking orders for the new model. And everything we've seen so far indicates the mid-engine car will be V8-powered, unless GM has been hiding some turbo V6 or something for overseas markets.

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