There were a lot of great things about the Chevrolet SS, like V8 rear-wheel drive performance with a manual gearbox in a practical sedan package. Its biggest problem, however, was its price tag. Now that it’s on the way out and cars need to be sold, Chevy is clearing out select SS sedans this month with discounts up…
If you are going car shopping this President’s weekend and have a hankering for a V8-powered muscle sedan, this will apparently be the last month your local dealer will be able to order you a Chevrolet SS before time runs out.
The Chevrolet SS was always an odd choice for Chevy’s entry in the top division of NASCAR, seeing as nobody—seriously, almost nobody—in the U.S. bought the thing. But it was a nice enthusiast car to have in NASCAR, racing alongside the vanilla Fusions and Camrys of the world. Sadly, this will be its last year.
I sometimes wonder if there’s a place where all of the Fieros and Corvair Monzas can drive free, safe from the confused hands of General Motors.
With today’s news that the Chevrolet SS is laying down its final set of elevenses into the sunset after this year, we felt it appropriate to celebrate the true life and times of the Chevrolet SS—in tire smoke.
One of our favorite cars that no one bought, the Chevrolet SS, is no more after 2017, General Motors North America President Alan Batey told WardsAuto today at the Detroit Auto Show. This coincides with GM ceasing its manufacturing efforts in Australia, where the SS is made, at the end of this year.
The planned closure of General Motors’ Australian facilities in 2017 came with an assumption that the Holden Commodore-based Chevrolet SS—manufactured in Elizabeth, South Australia—could die out as well. But it looks like that hunch was an incorrect one, at least for the next year or two.
AutoGuide’s Craig Cole is as far from being Chris Harris’ Detroit-based cousin as its humanly possible, but he still explains perfectly why you should get a Chevrolet SS if you have the means.
Austin Dillon’s 2015 Chevrolet SS Sprint Cup car was being driven by Bobby Labonte when the Redcoats decided to fight back.
Shockingly, people haven't exactly lined up to spend between $37,000 and $52,000 on a V8-powered family sedan that's so visually bland it makes a Crown Vic look like a Countach, even if that sedan happens to be great to drive. Perhaps a Camaro 1LE-inspired option will help boost Chevrolet SS sales. Maybe? (Probably…
Recently, we posted about great cars that no one was buying. At number four was the Chevy SS, with a 415hp LS3 V8, rear-wheel drive and mag-ride suspension; it is a modern day E39 M5. The reason for such lackluster sales isn't because people don't want them, it is because they can't have the one they want.
Way back in April, we learned from Motor Trend's Jonny Lieberman that America's modern-day answer to the E39 BMW M5, the Chevrolet SS, was upping its game by adding a manual transmission and a Magnetic Ride suspension. After that, we never got official confirmation from General Motors. Until now!
It's a Vauxhall VXR8 GTS against a Mercedes E63 AMG, but while the Merc is slightly faster off the line, that's not what I care about. Given that the Chevrolet SS is getting a manual next year, would you buy that or the Vauxhall if you could?
Big V8 power, rear-wheel drive and sleeper-ish good looks: there's a lot to love about the Chevrolet SS. But from the beginning, there has been one glaring omission enthusiasts everywhere have complained about: the lack of a manual transmission. Now we're hearing that's about to be fixed.
Look at the marketing and the name and you'd think the Chevy SS is nothing but a Corvette-engined mulletmobile good for nothing but burnouts. As it turns out, that's not what the car is like at all. It's something more endearing than that.
We appreciate the 2014 Chevrolet SS. It is a solid take on a classic American sedan: big V8 in front sending power to the back. But there are ways it could be better. Like supercharging it and making it a wagon.
Oh, Chevrolet SS! You carry the shared hope of two nations, Australia and America, that the masses can still appreciate raw V8 muscle and sweet, sweet rear-wheel drive. And you get even better when Hennessey Performance gets their hands on you.