Chevrolet SS News

  • 2016 Chevrolet SS

    It was a common practice of American automakers decades ago. Take a family sedan, swap out the plain-Jane engine, drop in a big V-8, and you have a muscle car. The Chevrolet SS was one of the final examples of such a practice, albeit not a very American one from the start. For those unaware, the Chevrolet SS—a four-door sport sedan that flew so low under the radar during its time on the market that some sales personnel weren't aware of it—actually came from humble Australian beginnings. The VF-series Holden Commodore commuter sedan, the homegrown successor to the equally...

  • Bliss blanking press at Holden vehicle plant in Elizabeth, South Australia
    Here's your chance to buy the machinery that built the Chevy SS

    Machinery used to build some legendary muscle cars, including the Chevrolet SS, is up for sale. The machinery is located in the vehicle plant of General Motors’ Australian division, Holden, which is set to close its doors for good in October. GM has teamed up with Maynards, an expert at...

  • Holden celebrates building its final 2017 Chevrolet SS
    Holden builds final Chevrolet SS

    General Motors’ Australian division, Holden, confirmed on Thursday that it has built its final Chevrolet SS. Currently on its way to the United States, the final example was finished in black and equipped with a manual transmission. The buyer, likely someone at GM or a dealer, requested that...

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    Chevy SS order books set to close

    Get in your goodbyes. Find the strength for your final hugs. Squeeze that throttle pedal one more time. You have to let go...of the Chevrolet SS. The car has been on a timeline to finality for a while now, and that time seems to be upon us. According to GM Authority, the order books for the Chevy...

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    Chevrolet SS successor 'unlikely'

    Chevrolet’s SS muscle sedan was only introduced for 2014 but supplies of the car will run out in late 2017. That’s because the only place in the world where the SS is produced, Holden’s plant in Australia, is winding up production for good and retiring the rear-wheel-drive Zeta...

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    2017 Chevrolet SS to get supercharged V-8?

    Australia’s Holden Commodore is slated to cease production next year which means our Chevrolet SS, essentially a rebadged version of the sporty Commodore SS V, is soon to be phased out. The 2017 model year is expected to be the last for the SS and we’re hearing Chevy might send the car...

  • 2016 Holden Commodore SV6 Black Edition

    Australia’s current Holden Commodore is now in its penultimate year of production, with an all-new, imported version twinned with the next Opel Insignia/Buick Regal due to replace it in 2018. In the meantime, Holden is spicing up the Commodore with Black Edition trim designed to up the style of the car. The Black Edition trim is available on the sporty SV6 and SS variants and can be ordered on all of the Commodore’s bodystyles. As the name suggests, the Black Edition trim adds some black elements around the body. These can be found on the grille, front bumper, mirror caps and rear...

  • Hennessey's 2016 Chevrolet SS on the dyno
    Hennessey’s supercharged Chevy SS gets strapped to the dyno

    Hennessey Performance Engineering boss John Hennessey is a big fan of the Chevrolet SS. In fact he has a 2014 example in his personal collection. And his company has a series of upgrades for the sleeper sedan that lifts output well beyond the stock 415 horsepower. ALSO SEE: 1,451-horsepower...

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    Chevrolet SS gets refresh for 2016, may vanish after 2017

    The Chevrolet SS will get some performance-inspired exterior tweaks for the 2016 model year, including functional hood vents, LED lighting and new 19-inch wheels. As the Australian-market Holden Commodore on which the Chevy is based recently received similar treatments, the changes were widely...

  • 2016 Holden Commodore
    2016 Holden Commodore Revealed, May Preview Updates For The Chevy SS

    Holden has unveiled what’s likely to be the last major update for its Commodore family of models before the Australian General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] subsidiary ceases production in late 2017 and finally retires the car’s rear-wheel-drive Zeta platform. There will be a next-generation...

  • Teaser for 2016 Holden Commodore
    Holden Teases Its Final Aussie-Built Commodore

    General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] Australian division Holden has given us our first look at its final Commodore fully developed and built in Australia. The new model, internally referred to as the VF Series II and due on sale towards the end of the year, is actually an update of the VF...

  • 2015 HSV GTS
    Aussie Version Of Chevy SS May Get C6 Corvette ZR1’s 638-Horsepower V-8

    The Chevrolet SS muscle sedan’s Australian cousin, the Holden Commodore, already has a high-performance variant built by HSV that’s fitted with the 580-horsepower 6.2-liter LSA V-8 engine common to the fifth-gen Camaro ZL1 as well as previous Cadillac CTS-V models. The car is called the...

  • 2015 Chevrolet SS

    Brought to you by the good folks at Chevrolet, this week's ride has been a 2015 Chevrolet SS. Chevrolet delivered the car so I could make the 600-mile roundtrip from Chicago to Cincinnati to attend the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Full disclosure: In addition to the car, Chevy also gave me and three other Midwest journalists tickets to the game and hotel rooms to stay the night. The goal was to get the media to produce a series of stories centered around baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet. Instead, I'll just share some observations after a week in the BowTie's four-door...

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    Upgrade Your Chevy SS With Bits From Holden?

    All dealers sell you bits and pieces designed to make your car a little bit more yours. This also help bring in a bit of extra cash as well. At the Chevrolet website, you can enter your vehicle information and see what might be available for your ride. If you have a Chevrolet SS, there are a...

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    Is The Chevy SS Getting A Camaro 1LE-Like Handling Upgrade?

    According to Motor Trend, the engineers at Chevrolet have a hankerin' to dial in some more handling to the SS sedan. Apparently they've already mapped out what it would take to give the car the same handling upgrade that's been created for the Camaro 1LE (the two cars share a Zeta platform after...

  • Left Hand Utes HSV Maloo, 2014 SEMA show (Image via Carsguide)
    Yes, You Can Get Left-Hand-Drive Holden Utes In The U.S.

    General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] came close to importing the Holden Commodore Ute (short for utility) as a Pontiac G8 Sport Truck late last decade but was hampered by CAFE regulations and its own bankruptcy. That doesn’t mean all is lost as a number of smaller firms are independently...

  • 2015 Chevrolet SS
    2015 Chevrolet SS Preview

    Chevrolet’s SS muscle sedan is heading into the 2015 model year with some worthwhile updates, the majority of them designed to bolster the car’s performance. While it’s been little secret that the 2015 Chevy SS will be available with a six-speed manual transmission and magnetic...

  • 2014 Chevrolet SS
    Manual Trans, Magnetic Ride And New Colors Confirmed For 2015 Chevy SS

    Reports of the Chevrolet SS muscle sedan receiving a six-speed manual transmission and magnetic ride suspension for the 2015 model year emerged back in April, and now we have semi-official confirmation of those reports via General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] online ordering guide for fleet...

  • 2014 Chevrolet SS pace car

    Last weekend, during the NASCAR Sprint Unlimited exhibition race at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida, the event's 2014 Chevrolet SS pace car caught fire because of some faulty electrical equipment used to power its caution lights. It looks like the issue has since been fixed because the Chevy SS pace car is back, this time for pacing duties at this weekend’s Daytona 500. ALSO SEE: 2014 Chevy SS Pace Car Catches Fire During NASCAR Sprint Unlimited Race At Daytona: Video The SS pace car is based on a stock 2014 Chevy SS but features a custom livery and a light bar on its...

  • 2014 Chevrolet SS NASCAR Sprint Cup pace car on fire
    2014 Chevy SS Pace Car Catches Fire During NASCAR Sprint Unlimited Race At Daytona: Video

    The 2014 Chevrolet SS pace car in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Unlimited exhibition race at Daytona got itself into trouble when a fire started inside its trunk. As the Fox Sports video above shows, smoke from the fire quickly engulfed the cabin and the driver, former NASCAR driver Brett...

  • Hennessey’s HPE600 2014 Chevrolet SS at the drag strip
    Watch A Hennessey-Tuned Chevy SS Run The Quarter Mile In 11.84 Seconds: Video

    Hennessey has completed development of a round of upgrades for the 2014 Chevrolet SS, with power outputs on offer ranging from 475 all the way up to 1,000 horsepower. Featured in the video above is Hennessey’s tuned SS with 600 horsepower, made possible via the Texan tuner’s HPE600...

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    Alpha Platform Tipped For Next-Gen Chevy SS

    At the 2014 Detroit Auto Show this week, a top General Motors engineer reaffirmed the stance that there was a place for performance-oriented halo models at the American auto giant, with rear-wheel drive and V-8 engines. The comment was made by senior General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] engineer David...

  • Hennessey’s modified 2014 Chevrolet SS on a Texas toll road
    Hennessey Chevrolet SS Hits 163 MPH On Texas Toll Road: Video

    Hennessey has offered a teaser of the performance that’s to come from its new tuning program for the 2014 Chevrolet SS. In its latest video, Hennessey shows one of its modified SS sedans, still in an initial state of tune, barreling down a stretch of Texas toll road--with full approval from...

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    Chevy SS Successor May Be Built In North America, Spawn Wagon Variant

    Chevrolet’s new SS muscle sedan has just arrived on the market but production of the car will last only until the end of 2017--at the latest--since the only place in the world it is produced at, Holden’s plant in Australia, has been confirmed to shut by the same date. Could the SS end...

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