GM Ends Chevy SS Production With No Replacement

Jan 12, 2017 06:30 AM EST | JP Olvido


The Chevrolet SS is a stylish good old-fashioned sedan with a 415-horsepower V8 engine. GM confirmed that it will be ending its production sometime this year at the 2017 North American International Auto Show a few days ago.

The Chevrolet SS. The SS is actually an imported Holden VF Commodore from Australia. It was introduced in the United States because GM could at a relatively low cost. GM continued on with the SS as it was a well-received sedan. It was one of the last old-school muscle vehicles on could get their hands on. The Chevy SS even compared favorably to the 2003 E39-generation BMW M5, the sport-sedan standard bearer.

GM will be ceasing production of the Holden VF Commodore in Australia this year. This, unfortunately, means that the 2017 model of the Chevrolet SS will be its last model. The SS represented Chevrolet in NASCAR but apart from that GM had minimal effort marketing and promoting the vehicle.

It was a good run for the Chevrolet SS. There are currently no plans to replace the Chevrolet SS in the United States with a similar-sized vehicle.

Holden will be a discontinuing vehicle and engine manufacturing. Holden will be slowly transitioning from being a car manufacturer to a national sales company similar to how Vauxhall operates in the United Kingdom.

Head of General Motors North America Alan Batey said at an event introducing the all-new Chevrolet Traverse that "Obviously, it's unlikely there is anything to follow because of what is going on in Australia." He added, "It was an optimistic play from our perspective and it's played out well and been a nice addition to the range. It's not mainstream. It's small volume."

The Chevy SS will truly be missed. Fans of the Chevy SS can only hope that GM introduces an equally amazing sedan to fill the void left.

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