The 2014 Chevrolet SS is the first Chevrolet to take SS as a version name as opposed to a trim classification, and the first rear-drive Chevy car since the 1996 Impala SS.The timing seems a little bit odd– for General Motors to bring back the rear-wheel-drive V-8 performance sedan this year, equally automakers are rejiggering their powertrain schedules, more very carefully compared to ever before, to fulfill tighter upcoming federal requirements. After 17 years without a rear-drive V-8 car, Chevy dealers are obtaining exactly that, later this year.
However the truth is that the new 2014 Chevy SS is visiting be a fairly limited-volume providing– additional of a sedan mate to the Camaro, and a spicier option to mainstream sedans like the Malibu and Impala.
If you squint merely a little and feel like you’ve seen this automobile in the past– at the very least from the outside– you would not be too far off. The SS is basically a revamped version of the current VF Commodore SS (the flagship muscle sedan from GM’s Australian division, Holden), which in its previous generation variation made it Stateside as the Pontiac G8. And it’s basically an improved, additional strongly styled version of the Chevrolet Caprice PPV that’s been cost authorities fleets.
With staggered wheels, a low, wedgy shape, and a conical, teardrop-like greenhouse, the brand-new SS looks both streamlined and muscle-car-like, while the big bow-tie grille calls it out as a Chevrolet. Inside, the SS has additional of a cockpit-like format than other present models from the Chevy stable (with ice-blue lights).
2014 Chevrolet SS Engine
The 2014 SS will certainly be powered by a 415-horsepower, 6.2-liter LS3 V-8 (yes, that’s the Camaro’s engine), with a six-speed automatic transmission (no guide) aiding provide energy to the back tires. Acceleration times to 60 mph will take merely five secs, or a little less.
Based upon exactly what we learn about the SS and its heritage, anticipate an instead firm, performance-car flight that’s just compliant enough offered the sidewalk isn’t really too rugged. Hydraulically damped bushings for the suspension, and rubber seclusion in back, ought to assist keep the cabin reasonably quiet from road noise. Extremely aggressively reinforced sporting activity seats look set up to hold you in place on the track of your choice (or merely while you’re doing fatigues). Rear area was remarkably substantial with the G8, and we expect that to rollover here.
The SS will be packed with active-safety attributes, featuring basic onward accident alert, lane separation warning, side blind-zone alarm, and back cross quality traffic alert, and a back eyesight video camera. There are additionally 8 standard airbags, including knee bags for the vehicle driver and front traveler.
Feature-wise, the SS will also be the initial Chevrolet to provide Automatic Parking Assist, which will certainly help steer you into a car parking area. Natural leather furniture, dual-zone automatic environment control, heated-and-ventilated front seats, keyless access, push-button start, remote beginning, a head-up screen, and 220-watt Bose sound are all included. So is Chevrolet MyLink, which has an eight-inch color touch display and could help manage hands-free chats, media, and infotainment applications with a linked mobile phone.
The SS will certainly reach dealerships later on this fall, and while it does have an entrance price ($44,470), Chevrolet hasn’t exposed all SS specifics yet. Inspect back quickly to read more on attributes, fuel economic climate, and performance, along with, at some point, firsthand impressions on what this brand-new super-sedan is like to steer.