Chevrolet pulling its V8-powered models from the European market in Augustby Ronan Glon
The 6.2-liter V8 doesn't comply with European regulations; surprised?
Chevrolet's European division (or what's left of it) will stop selling the Corvette and the Camaro SS in Europe on August 31, 2019.
Demand for both models has never been high, but that's never stopped Chevrolet from making them available to European enthusiasts. However, emissions regulations coming into effect across the European Union will make it impossible for the firm to sell the Corvette and the Camaro SS without making expensive modifications to the 6.2-liter V8 engine that powers them, according to British website Motoring Research.
CarSalesBase reports Chevrolet sold 1,758 examples of the Camaro in Europe in 2018, and only 557 units of the Corvette. Making the eight-cylinder comply with Europe's draconian emissions regulations consequently makes no sense from a business standpoint because volumes are far too low. Instead, both models will retire. Buyers seeking a new example still have several months to order one; those who miss the deadline will need to shop used.
It's too early to tell whether Chevrolet will sell the next-generation Camaro in Europe; little is known about it, and it's not expected to arrive until the early 2020s. Similarly, the company hasn't revealed if it will sell the mid-engined, eighth-generation Corvette in Europe, or whether it will keep it on American shores.