2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

  1. Welcome to GM Inside News Forum – General discussion forum for GM

    Welcome to GM Inside News Forum - a website dedicated to all things GM.

    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, Join GM Inside News Forum today!
     
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 78

Thread: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

  1. #1
    2.4 Liter SIDI ECOTEC
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    271
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 42 Times in 21 Posts

    2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    www.carscoops.com
    JAN 9, 2017 | BY MICHAEL KARKAFIRIS

    The Chevrolet SS, one of the most honest and talented four-door models of the market, is apparently heading to its extinction this year.

    The confirmation came from Alan Batey, President of GM North America according to WardsAuto.

    It will be a sad day when the SS seizes to exist but we all knew that this was approaching fast; the slow sales didn’t help the SS but to be fair, Chevrolet didn’t do much to promote it either.

    Essentially the left-hand drive version of the Holden Commodore, the Chevrolet SS was praised by many, but bought by too few. Many people and the press saw a true spiritual successor of the E39 M5 in the SS, and that means a lot to the right ears.

    It was also offered with a six-speed manual gearbox as well, but these days no one is really looking to buy a thirsty V8-powered four-door that demands you do the work of shifting.

    Let’s not forget that GM is also shutting down Holden’s production in Australia anyway, so even if the SS was a market hit, its days would still be numbered.


  2. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    5.3 Liter Vortec V8 rand49er's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    South Lyon, MI
    Posts
    1,351
    Thanks
    389
    Thanked 525 Times in 304 Posts

    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    A future collectible, for sure.
    2005 CTS-V, LS6, supercharged, L-T headers, and lots more (garage queen)
    2011 Cruze ECO, 1.4T, 6-spd manual. (my DD) SOLD !!!
    2012 SRX, 3.6, AWD (wife's car)
    2017 Volt Premier Iridescent Pearl Tricoat (hooked up to 220v right now)

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to rand49er For This Useful Post:

    1958carnut (01-10-2017),Al63240 (01-10-2017)

  5. #3
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    England
    Posts
    5,944
    Thanks
    458
    Thanked 1,665 Times in 1,362 Posts
    My Ride
    VW Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI

    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Don't worry - the new Kia Stinger will take it's place - the platform is shared with the Hyundai Genesis but it's not clear if the Stinger will get the V8 - as well as an I4 and V6.

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Ruperts Trooper For This Useful Post:

    Al63240 (01-10-2017),SierraGS (01-14-2017)

  7. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  8. #4
    News Contributor EJD1984's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Posts
    4,774
    Thanks
    715
    Thanked 1,541 Times in 812 Posts
    My Ride
    2014 GMC Sierra

    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    Don't worry - the new Kia Stinger will take it's place - the platform is shared with the Hyundai Genesis but it's not clear if the Stinger will get the V8 - as well as an I4 and V6.
    It's going to interesting to watch the sales numbers of the properly marketed Kia Stinger in comparison to the Chevrolet SS.

    Since the Stinger is based on the same platform as the K9 and Equus, there's already room for 5.0 V8 engine.

    Hopefully when the Alpha II platform comes out, there'll be a spiritual successor for the SS (Impala?). Maybe even something for Buick and Holden.

  9. #5
    2.8 Liter Turbocharged V6
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    952
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 319 Times in 205 Posts
    My Ride
    2001 Trans Am Black

    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Not a surprise, which is why I got mine when I did. Can't see trading it for anything else to daily for a long, long time.
    2001 Pontiac Trans Am
    2016 Chevy SS Sedan
    2016 Chevy Traverse

    Past:
    2012 Buick Regal GS
    2010 Chevy Traverse
    2003 Cadillac Seville SLS
    2003 Chevy Blazer M5
    1989 Pontiac Firebird

  10. #6
    1.4 Liter Turbocharged ECOTEC tripowergto Jan2003's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    86
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked 125 Times in 44 Posts

    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    We all knew this was coming in 2017.

    I couldn't cough up the cash for a $50k SS with the old tech LS3 in an essentially updated Pontiac G8 GT package. I'm happy I kept my 09 G8 GT and purchased a 2014 Vette instead. Our G8 currently has 90,000 miles and remains our year round daily driver(it's a hoot in the snow!) but sooner or later it will need a replacement. Will GM offer anything reasonably priced?


  11. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to tripowergto Jan2003 For This Useful Post:

    Al63240 (01-10-2017),bballr4567 (01-10-2017),SierraGS (01-13-2017)

  12. #7
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    England
    Posts
    5,944
    Thanks
    458
    Thanked 1,665 Times in 1,362 Posts
    My Ride
    VW Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI

    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by EJD1984 View Post
    It's going to interesting to watch the sales numbers of the properly marketed Kia Stinger in comparison to the Chevrolet SS.

    Since the Stinger is based on the same platform as the K9 and Equus, there's already room for 5.0 V8 engine.

    Hopefully when the Alpha II platform comes out, there'll be a spiritual successor for the SS (Impala?). Maybe even something for Buick and Holden.
    Will Alpha II be RHD-capable - Holden need that.

  13. #8
    4.4 Liter Supercharged Northstar PHAT-JAY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    2,530
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 234 Times in 132 Posts

    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Been finding some deals lately on them, talented car indeed, I wish GM would rethink the SS, and Commie on a Alpha II platform, but I think it will never happen.
    IF IT AINT RWD; AND A CHEVY I DONT RIDE IT!!!!!

    ALL CHEVY'S NEED TO BE RWD!!!!!

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to PHAT-JAY For This Useful Post:

    Al63240 (01-10-2017)

  15. #9
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    England
    Posts
    5,944
    Thanks
    458
    Thanked 1,665 Times in 1,362 Posts
    My Ride
    VW Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI

    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by PHAT-JAY View Post
    Been finding some deals lately on them, talented car indeed, I wish GM would rethink the SS, and Commie on a Alpha II platform, but I think it will never happen.
    If it was going to happen we'd know about it - and they wouldn't have badged the Insignia Grand Sport as Commodore for Holden.

  16. #10
    4.4 Liter Supercharged Northstar PHAT-JAY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    2,530
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 234 Times in 132 Posts

    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    I was honestly thinking the FWD Impala, and the Insignia both where place holders kind of like the the XTS was for Cadillac until a proper sedan was to be built to replace the Commie, and FWD Impala/RWD SS, some sort of temporary fix. That was my dream anyway.
    IF IT AINT RWD; AND A CHEVY I DONT RIDE IT!!!!!

    ALL CHEVY'S NEED TO BE RWD!!!!!

  17. #11
    Firebird Concept (the turbine one) AMERICA 123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    15,242
    Thanks
    6,648
    Thanked 1,288 Times in 937 Posts
    My Ride
    The Toyota Rat Catcher

    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    You watch.... Omega eventually is somehow going to keep it all going and maybe..... take it up a good amount.
    "From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression — and they're about to do it again."
    "The world's most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money."
    "If America is circling the drain, Goldman Sachs has found a way to be that drain — " Matt Taibbi

  18. #12
    2.8 Liter Turbocharged V6
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    952
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 319 Times in 205 Posts
    My Ride
    2001 Trans Am Black

    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by AMERICA 123 View Post
    You watch.... Omega eventually is somehow going to keep it all going and maybe..... take it up a good amount.
    GM went 18 years between rear drive V8 sedans (excepting CTS-V's and the unloved Sigma STS), I don't see them doing another anytime soon.
    2001 Pontiac Trans Am
    2016 Chevy SS Sedan
    2016 Chevy Traverse

    Past:
    2012 Buick Regal GS
    2010 Chevy Traverse
    2003 Cadillac Seville SLS
    2003 Chevy Blazer M5
    1989 Pontiac Firebird

  19. #13
    Corvette C7 megeebee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    15,963
    Thanks
    4,275
    Thanked 2,621 Times in 1,662 Posts

    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by tripowergto Jan2003 View Post
    Will GM offer anything reasonably priced?
    Define "reasonable".
    "Believe it, don't believe it, I don't give a $h !t."

    -Z284ever

    "OK, do beat on me too hard"

    - ED753

  20. The Following User Says Thank You to megeebee For This Useful Post:

    JimmyDiablo (01-10-2017)

  21. #14
    1.4 Liter Turbocharged ECOTEC tripowergto Jan2003's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    86
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked 125 Times in 44 Posts

    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    Define "reasonable".
    I'd like to see GM offer an attractive RWD sedan starting in the low $30's with a solid V6, mid 30's for a base V8 and low 40's for a true performance V8, essentially a long wheel base Camaro. The new Kia Stinger looks to be the closest option in the near future or opt for the ancient Mopar's which do not interest me whatsoever.

  22. The Following User Says Thank You to tripowergto Jan2003 For This Useful Post:

    Al63240 (01-10-2017)

  23. #15
    4.6 Liter Northstar V8 96RIV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    1,898
    Thanks
    167
    Thanked 333 Times in 163 Posts
    My Ride
    2002 Buick Park Avenue

    Re: 2017 Will Be The End Of The Line For The Chevrolet SS

    I wonder what the new NASCAR car will be.
    Hidden Content
    Present Ride: 2002 Buick Park Avenue, 217,800 Miles

    Past Rides:
    1996 Buick Riviera, 188,800 Miles
    1995 Pontiac Trans Sport 210,000 Miles

    Buick, The American Riviera.
    Updated: 4-3-2017

  24. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2