Will the Chevrolet SS Be Discontinued?
It’s no secret that Holden will be stopping all production in Australia in 2017, as GM announced last December. The biggest question that still lingers from that announcement is a tough one to face: will the Chevrolet SS be discontinued?
The SS performance sedan is, of course, a rebadged Holden Commodore, which is built in the Outback. But if the Commodore and Holden entirely are being phased out of Australia, what will become of the SS sedan? It would be a shame for Chevy to stop production of its first rear-wheel drive sedan since the mid 90s, especially now that we have confirmation that it’ll be offered with a manual gearbox for 2015. But if the Aussies aren’t taking care of our SS desires, who will?
The answer put forth by Auto Guide is the Chevy Impala, which, unfortunately, makes sense. If this were the case, we’d likely bid farewell to the rear-wheel drive platform and maybe even the 6.2-liter V8. Though, at that point, the SS kind of loses its essence. There would be little appeal. It would almost be better to lose it all at once than to shoot it in the leg and watch it limp into mediocrity.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Will the Chevrolet SS be discontinued in 2017? Should it be? Or would you still be a fan if it were built on an Impala platform?
News Source: Auto Guide