Report: Chevy Camaro Convertible Contract Goes to Magna With Production of 20,000 Units Annually

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

If you’re a fan of the all-new Camaro, likely you’ve heard about the upcoming convertible version and seen the concept. In all those photos you haven’t seen the convertible top… and for good reason. It didn’t really exist.

According to a report by Automotive News, GM has awarded Magna the contract to build the Camaro convertible top with Magna expected to deliver roughly 20,000 units annually. That’s a big number and GM is obviously hoping the Camaro convertible will be as much of a success as the hard-top. (We can already hear the rental car agencies in Florida and California chomping at the bit to get at the drop-top Camaro).

With an projected sale of 20,000 units annually, the Camaro Convertible would then join the Mustang as the best selling convertible in America. There’s even the possibility that the Camaro rag-top could overtake the Mustang Convertible, which is what the coupe has done.

The convertible tops will be manufactured at GM’s Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky and we imagine final assembly will occur at GM’s Oshawa plant where the Camaro hard-top is manufactured.

GM has yet to officially confirm the Camaro Convertible for production and has yet to unveil a production model or set an on-sale date. It is expected that a Camaro Convertible could arrive later this year as a 2011 model.

[Source: Automotive News via Autoblog]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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