That’s right! It turns out there are still “new” V8-powered Holden Commodores —or Chevrolet SSs to you American folk— for sale across Australia, despite the fact local production of the Aussie-built cars wrapped up last year.
Have you ever seen a Tasmanian Tiger? Probably not. Neither have I, and that’s because they’re extinct. I didn’t know these even existed at all until my recent trip to Australia, where I also got to know another extinct beast a little bit better: the Holden HSV GTS.
Actor Dax Shepard is a friend of Jalopnik who likes to make fun movies that feature cool cars and bikes. Because I live the #dadlife, I finally got around to watching one of Shepard’s more recent films, CHiPs. Co-staring along with Shepard is a Chevy SS. If you saw the film, did you catch the swap when the SS meets…
Despite our best efforts, Chris did not take the opportunity to buy a three-pedal Chevrolet SS when he had the chance. While a big sale on the muscle sedan is currently happening pretty much all the manual cars are gone. What should he buy instead?
The Chevrolet SS! You all know what it is, a four-door V8 muscle sedan with an available manual transmission from the Land Down Under that sadly will never be made again. Well, if you missed out on the last time to get a deal, don’t let this opportunity pass you by.
The Chevrolet SS was never a best seller. It was barely a seller at all. But it had the deep, niche, Australian roots that could make any car enthusiast smile to see it in NASCAR’s top level. The SS’ production and racing death at the end of 2017 will be a sad time fo... wait, hold up, that Camaro ZL1 is its…
Take a look at yourself in the mirror. You have bad opinions and you only buy massive heaps of dumb shit. You don’t deserve anything good. “But I deserve nice things, I’m a nice person!” No. You’re terrible. You all never bought a Chevrolet SS, and now they’re gone with no replacement. Chevy finally got the thing…
The last Chevrolet SS ever—ever—rolled off the assembly line in Australia yesterday. We eagerly await what rear-wheel drive, V8-powered sedan General Motors decides to replace it with.
Hello, I’m Karen Roselli, Mike Roselli’s mom. I daily drive a 2016 Chevrolet SS with magnetic ride and a manual transmission, which means I’m automatically cooler than 85 percent of Jalopnik’s staff. Nice to meet all of you.
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.