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Your Chevy SS Could Have Rusty Power Steering 25
Jun
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Chevrolet, Chevrolet SS, NHTSA, Recalls on 06 25th, 2017


Do you own a Chevy SS? You're in rare company, because GM sold fewer than 11,000 of them in the United States in four years. And now the majority of them are being recalled.
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Holden Builds Its Final Chevrolet SS 26
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Australia, Chevrolet Caprice, Chevrolet SS, Holden, Holden Commodore, Reports on 05 26th, 2017


The final Chevrolet SS has been built by Holden in Adelaide, Australia and is currently on its way to the United States.
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Better Act Fast: Chevy SS Order Books Close This Month 19
Feb
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Chevrolet, Chevrolet SS on 02 19th, 2017


If you've been considering buying a Chevy SS but haven't gotten around to pulling the trigger, you might want to make your move soon. Because as GM Authority points out, Chevrolet is about to close the order books for good.
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Chevy Needs To Replaces SS On NASCAR, Which Model Should It Choose? 15
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet SS, Nascar, racing, Reports on 01 15th, 2017


After confirming that they will be discontinuing the SS sedan, Chevrolet will need to start looking for a new shell for its NASCAR racer for 2018 in order to take on Toyota and Ford.
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Chevy Needs To Replaces SS On NASCAR, Which Model Should It Choose? 15
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet SS, Nascar, racing, Reports on 01 15th, 2017


After confirming that they will be discontinuing the SS sedan, Chevrolet will need to start looking for a new shell for its NASCAR racer for 2018 in order to take on Toyota and Ford.
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2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS 10
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Chevrolet, Chevrolet SS, Holden, Holden Commodore, Reports on 01 10th, 2017


The Chevrolet SS, one of the most honest and talented four-door models of the market, is apparently heading to its extinction this year.
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U.S. Orders 1,000 Additional Chevrolet SS Models From Australia 26
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Australia, Chevrolet, Chevrolet SS, Holden, Holden Commodore, Reports on 09 26th, 2016


While Australia's automotive manufacturing industry is winding down, Holden's Elizabeth factory in Adelaide has received a boost after an additional 1,000 Chevrolet SS models were ordered from the United States, reports Perth Now.
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Review: It’s OK To Nerd Out With The Chevrolet SS 4
Sep
Posted by Zac Estrada in Chevrolet, Chevrolet SS, First Drive, Galleries, reviews on 09 4th, 2016


One thing you don’t expect a four-door sedan made by General Motors to be is polarizing, but there are those who get the Chevrolet SS and others who don’t.
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Chevy Recalls SS & Caprice Police Cruisers For Seatbelt Failure 29
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Caprice, Chevrolet SS, Recalls on 08 29th, 2016


Of all the recalls we see on a regular basis, we can't recall a single one for police cars. But that's just what we have here.
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Chevrolet SS To Get 6.2-Litre LSA V8 Engine? 8
Jul
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Chevrolet, Chevrolet SS, Reports, USA on 07 8th, 2016


GM’s Australian car manufacturer, Holden, is on its last legs, as it will cease engine and vehicle manufacturing in 2017. However, it’s possible we’ll see the last breed of the Australia brutes in the U.S. as well.
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Five First Impressions: 2016 Chevy SS 8
Jul
Posted by Zac Estrada in Chevrolet, Chevrolet SS, First Drive, Holden, Holden Commodore, reviews on 07 8th, 2016


It doesn’t matter where you’re from and the 2016 Chevrolet SS is proof of that. Despite its Australian point of origin, it’s a convincing salute to the full-sized American performance.
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Is Chevy’s 2016 SS The Spiritual Successor Of BMW’s E39 M5? 25
May
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in BMW M5, Chevrolet, Chevrolet SS, Chevrolet Videos, reviews, video on 05 25th, 2016


The 2016 Chevrolet SS is not only one of the most honest performance sedans in the market, it’s also one of the very few four-door V8 models offered with a manual gearbox.
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Chevrolet Hints At SS Replacement, Current Car To Remain For MY2017 26
Mar
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Chevrolet, Chevrolet SS, Holden, Holden Commodore, Reports on 03 26th, 2016


We already know that GM will pull the plug on their Australian production facilities in 2017, which in turn leads to the death of the Holden Commodore and its American cousin, the Chevy SS.
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2016 Chevrolet SS Gets A Quick Botox Lift 17
Sep
Posted by Dan Mihalascu in Chevrolet, Chevrolet SS, Galleries, GM, new cars on 09 17th, 2015


Chevrolet has applied some exterior design enhancements to the SS performance sedan for the 2016 model year.
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2014 Chevrolet SS Revealed in Daytona w/ 415 HP 16
Feb
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, Chevrolet, Chevrolet SS, Daytona, GM, Holden Commodore, News, Pontiac G8 on 02 16th, 2013
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The long awaited return of a full-sized luxury-performance sedan at the helm of General Motors has been captivated with the official reveal of the all-new 2014 Chevrolet SS. The highly-anticipated sports-sedan, providing a platform for its NASCAR Chevy SS counterpart on the racetrack, brings back that passion we once had for the Pontiac G8, while both cars are inspired by the Holden Commodore.

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The new 2014 Chevy SS will be built alongside of its Australian-sourced Commodore counterpart in Australia packing the LS3 V8 engine producing a healthy 415 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. The new 2014 Chevy SS will only have one transmission option, a 6-speed automatic box with TapShift to direct power to the rear wheels. Thought that is a slight disappointment among enthusiasts, the Chevy SS will still be a capable competitor against other full-sized rivals. 0-60 mph times are estimated by Chevy to be in the sub five-second range. We can already take wild guesses as to what the tuner market will have in store for the SS.

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Handling and stability will be the easy job of the MacPherson front strut setup and independent rear suspension geometry to balance an almost perfect 50/50 weight distribution. To bring things to a halt, large 4-piston Brembo brake calipers will do the job up front biting down on 355-mm rotors. The Chevy SS will also feature lightweight 19-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in Bridgestone 245/40ZR19 tires up front and 275/35ZR19 at the rears.

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Inside of the new 2014 Chevrolet SS will be a spacious cabin with just as much, or more, legroom than vehicles like the Chrysler 300 and Hyundai Genesis Sedan. The Chevy SS will get exclusive leather seating and many SS embroideries and logos throughout the interior signifying the performance edge of the vehicle. A soft-touch dashboard with a 9-speaker Bose audio system, heads-up display, new safety tech (blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning), and a new Parking Assist that can parallel and right-angle park will be part of the SS’ edge in tech.

The official live unveiling will take place today in Daytona to preview the Daytona 500 race.

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Hit up the full press release of the new 2014 Chevrolet SS below for additional information and specifications.

2014 Chevrolet SS: Performance Sedan with Racing DNA

DAYTONA, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, 12:01 a.m. EST – As Chevrolet’s first V-8, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan since 1996, the new Chevrolet SS is designed to deliver performance on the street and on the track. The 2014 Chevrolet SS will debut this weekend at the Daytona International Speedway as the SS racecar makes its NASCAR debut during the Daytona 500.

“The Chevrolet brand was largely built on the strength of rear-drive performance sedans, yet it’s been 17 years since we’ve offered one,” said Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America. “The all-new Chevrolet SS fills that void and fills it better than any other vehicle in the brand’s rich history. The comfort, convenience, spaciousness and V-8 power make the SS a total performance package unlike any other on the road today.”

The Chevrolet SS benefits from the proven, race-tested, global rear-wheel drive architecture that is the foundation for the Camaro, Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle and Holden’s VF Commodore.

The Chevrolet SS is powered by the LS3 Chevrolet V-8, expected to deliver 415 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. Also used in the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette, the LS3 displaces 6.2 liters, more than the 5.5-liter V-8 powering the Chevrolet SS NASCAR competitors.

The LS3 is married to a six-speed automatic transmission, which can be shifted manually using TAPshift paddles mounted on the steering wheel. With an aggressive 3.27 final-drive ratio, the Chevrolet SS accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in about five seconds – making it one of the quickest sedans on the market.

To ensure that it turns and stops as well as it accelerates; the Chevrolet SS also features a sport-tuned chassis, including:
• MacPherson strut front and multilink independent rear suspension geometry
• Electronic power steering system, optimized for sport driving
• Standard Brembo brakes, with ventilated, 355-mm rotors and two-piece, four-piston front calipers
• Forged aluminum wheels, wrapped in ultra-high-performance Bridgestone tires: 19 x 8.5 inch wheels with 245/40ZR19 tires in front; 19 x 9.0 inch wheels with 275/35ZR19 tires rear

Handling is also improved by a near 50/50 weight distribution, and a low center of gravity – made possible in part by the aluminum hood and rear deck lid that are 30 percent lighter than traditional steel panels.

“Our goal was to create a car that delivers incredible grip and handling balance while cornering, while still being comfortable to drive on the road,” said David Leone, executive chief engineer GM global programs. “The perfect weight balance and lower center of gravity were a big part of that goal because it enabled the team to tune for a more comfortable highway ride without sacrificing handling or driver confidence while cornering at the limits.”

Similarly, the design of the SS blends performance cues and premium details.

“From every angle, the Chevrolet SS says power and performance,” said John Cafaro design director Chevrolet passenger cars and small crossovers. “The combination of an aggressive rear-wheel drive stance and body-side attitude with the right balance of detail and refinement inside and out are the perfect home for Chevrolet’s V-8 performance package.”

The staggered front and rear wheels, which are pushed out to the corners, enhance the sporting, muscular stance of the SS. Up front, the aluminum hood features a subtle “power bulge” hinting at the power of the engine underneath. At the rear, the tapered, tear-drop shape contributes to improved aerodynamic performance. Premium cues include jewel-like chrome accents, standard high-intensity discharge headlamps and light-emitting diode daytime running lights.

The spacious interior of the SS will comfortably accommodate five adults, with 42 inches of front legroom, and 39 inches of rear legroom. Leather seating surfaces are standard, as are eight-way power adjustable front bucket seats with additional side bolstering that hug the driver and front passenger in tight-handling situations. The SS emblem is prominently stitched onto the soft-touch instrument panel which features two types of chrome finishes – a satin gloss and a bright chrome. At night, the interior is illuminated by ice blue ambient lighting.

An integrated center stack includes infotainment, climate and other vehicle controls. The Chevrolet SS also offers a long list of technology features as standard equipment including:
• Color, in-dashboard touch screen that supports Chevrolet MyLink and the next-generation navigation system
• Bose® Nine-speaker premium sound system
• Color heads-up display
• Push-button start
• StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control
• Forward Collision Alert
• Lane Departure Warning
• Side Blind Zone Alert
• Rear-vision camera Rear Cross Traffic Alert

The SS is also the first Chevrolet to offer Automatic Parking Assist, which provides hands-free parking help. This efficient ‘hands-free’ parking assistant uses the ultrasonic sensing system to detect the width and depth of either parallel or reverse right-angle parking spaces. While the driver controls the throttle, transmission, and brake, the Automatic Parking Assist controls the steering inputs necessary to neatly park the Chevrolet SS.

The 2014 Chevrolet SS will be available in the fourth quarter of 2013, with prices set closer to the on-sale date. When it arrives in showrooms, the SS will join the Corvette and Camaro, whose combined sales have made Chevrolet America’s favorite performance brand for the last two years.

2014 CHEVROLET SS PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS

Overview
Model: Chevrolet SS
Body style / driveline: front-engine, rear-drive
Construction: unitized body structure and frame; two-sided galvanized steel (except roof)
EPA vehicle class: large
Manufacturing location: Elizabeth, Australia

Powertrain
Engine: 6.2L OHV V-8
Displacement (cu in / cc): 376 / 6162
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92
Block material: cast aluminum w/ cast-in-place iron bore liners
Cylinder head material: aluminum
Valvetrain: overhead valve; two valves per cylinder; roller lifters
Ignition system: coil-near-plug ignition
Fuel: sequential fuel injection
Compression ratio: 10.7:1
Horsepower (hp/ kW @ rpm): 415 / 309 @ 5900
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 415 / 563 @ 4600
Fuel: premium recommended not required
Transmission: Hydra-Matic 6L80 6-speed automatic w/ TapShift

Chassis/Suspension
Front: multi-link MacPherson strut; direct-acting stabilizer bar; progressive-rate coil springs; fully adjustable camber, caster and toe
Rear: four-link independent; progressive-rate coil springs over shocks; stabilizer bar; fully adjustable camber and toe
Steering type: electric power

Brakes
Front
Type: ventilated disc
Rotor diameter x thickness (mm): 355 x 32
Caliper four-piston fixed
Rear
Type: ventilated disc
Rotor diameter x thickness (mm): 324 x 22
Caliper: single-piston sliding

Wheels/Tires
Wheel size and type: 19 x 8.5-inch forged, fully polished aluminum (front)
19 x 9-inch forged, fully polished aluminum (rear)
Tires: P245/40R19 (front)
P275/35R19 (rear)

Dimensions
Exterior
Wheelbase (in / mm): 114.8 / 2916
Overall length (in / mm): 195.5 / 5185
Overall width (in / mm): 74.7 / 1898
Overall height (in / mm): 57.9 / 1491
Track (in / mm): front: 62.6 / 1590
rear: 62.4 / 1612

Interior
front / rear
Seating capacity: 2 / 3
Legroom (in / mm): 42.3 / 1074 39.7 / 1008

*SAE certified.

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.







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