Chevrolet SS May Not Be Replaced

Posted by: Matt Wright on 11/18/2021

Chevrolet’s SS muscle sedan was only introduced for 2014 but production of the car will last just until the end of calendar year 2017—at the latest—since the only place in the world where it’s produced, Holden’s plant in Australia, has been confirmed to shut by the same date. Could the SS end up a one-hit wonder like two previous Holden-built cars sold here, the Pontiac GTO and G8? Sadly, that could be the case based on a new report.

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While General Motors Company execs have hinted in the past that the Alpha rear-wheel-drive platform could be used for a successor the SS, one built here in the U.S., a report out of Australia claims there will be no such successor. The information was reported by Motoring, citing an anonymous GM executive.

The news shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise as SS sales for the year through October totaled a paltry 2,281 cars, though it should be noted that GM has limited the car’s availability. GM also has CAFE regulations to deal with, so renewing a slow-selling V-8 sedan isn’t likely to be much of a priority for the automaker.

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For any SS fans searching for some solace, the same GM exec is reported to have said that Chevy is now looking at installing some of the Camaro Z/28’s hardware in the SS, such as its track-tuned suspension and carbon ceramic brakes, perhaps as a final send-off for the car. There are also rumors that a high-performance version of Chevy’s front-wheel-drive Impala sedan may end up receiving SS badging after the demise of the actual SS.

Source: Motor Authority

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