Chevy cuts Cobalt SS Sedan, Impala SS from 2010 lineup

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The model reduction info comes from GM's online ordering guide

The model reduction info comes from GM's online ordering guide

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Everyone is watching with bated breath as General Motors teeters on the brink of bankruptcy, wondering if Chrysler's 'surgical' run through the courts isn't a practice session for GM's own. The latest victims of GM's preparations for a smaller, lighter future appear to be the 2010 Chevrolet Impala SS and 2010 Cobalt SS Sedan. Neither will be built.

The information, revealed through GM's online ordering guide and caught by the fans at GM Inside News, shows no order codes for either the Impala SS or Cobalt SS Sedan for the 2010 model year. The Cobalt SS Coupe is still available, however.

The 2009 Chevy Impala SS won't be returning for the 2010 model year

The 2009 Chevy Impala SS won't be returning for the 2010 model year

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With all that's going on both in the public eye and behind the scenes at GM, it's not really a surprise, but on the flip side, GM hasn't announced the deaths of either car yet. Still, it's likely a business decision based on order and sales figures, so it's hard to argue that GM is abandoning its fans - if they were there buying the cars, they'd probably still be available.

But it'll be hard not to miss the Cobalt SS Sedan - it was one of the best cars in GM's lineup, and one of the best turbo-four four-doors sold in America.
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Comments (4)
  1. Regarding the Impala, true, it's saddening in a way, but, it was expected. The Impala, as it is, is a lame-duck, and built in such an ancient chassis, the W platform, which began as the GM-10 back in MY1988. I'm even surprised it's still in production.

    The Cobalt is essentially towards the end of it's life-cycle, to be succeeded by the superior Cruize, so the cancellation of the Cobalt SS sedan is not a surprise, and we still have the SS coupe.

  2. I do not mind losing the Impala SS, but the Cobalt should have been kept alive until the Cruze comes along.

  3. It's only one year, NND.

    The current Impala isn't just old but boring to look at. If they had chosen the Commodore's platform...

  4. for some reason, i don't think the Impala SS is going to be actually cut from the GM lineup for the future. just that it might be taking a break, and we might see the Commodore return in Impala guise.

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