I gave it a 1, since it looks awful compared to my G8.
I gave it a 1, since it looks awful compared to my G8.
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Voted 1! Very disappointed with how conservative the styling is for a SS model!! The fact that no part of the lower grill is body color makes the front of the car look cheap!
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im giving the SS a 8 based on the Holden SSV. The Holden version looks sharp and aggressive while the choice of colour and wheels on this makes it look akward. GM could have put a bit of effort in making a unique front facasia for the SS to make the bowtie fit because the bowtie looks odd. I can see people buying Holden badges for these when they come out like we buy bowties.
After five years of extreme hype on this website, I admit I had greater far expectations.
Even after three tries, it appears that GM still hasn't figured out how to position a Holden product into the US muscle car segment. It's nice enough, but it ain't gonna turn many heads. If you want a "sleeper", here's your car.
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I was generous and gave it a five. The back end is a decent redesign, but the front end is way off and looks rebadged just to be a Chevy, not designed to look like a Chevy. The entire car looks like a facelift of an already 10 year old car. There is no new ground broken with styling. It's just a stop gap.
There should have been a proper RWD Impala developed. The new Impala at least has some advanced styling though not spectacular.
An exciting V8 muscle sedan should at least have some unique boldness of the Camaro and Corvette to play from.
5 years to come up with that!!
You may correctly argue that Hyundai and Audi have featured similar flat black bumpers for years. The flat black bumper was a mistake when Hyundai did it. It was a mistake when Audi did it. It is still a mistake now that Holden and Chevrolet are doing it. Holden and Chevrolet have no excuse because they should have learned from the mistakes of their competitors.
I gave it a 6 because I think that for the most part it is a good looking vehicle, but the most expressive part is where they screwed up the most: The front end. The hexagonal lower grille is the worst part, I would have rather seen the Calais front end come over on the SS rather than the SS-V's.
I think that the rear and side turned out nicely and actually fit into the Chevy lineup pretty well, it actually looks more grown up than everything below the Impala. The rear end treatment is far better than that of the Malibu.
The front end is just too clunky looking and a mish-mash of design features that are "in" now but will not age well even a couple of years down the road. For what Chevy wants the SS to be, the styling is too tame, and for the more conservative leaning Australian market, it [the front end] just isn't designed well.
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But what if the rating were between the two looks below?
I gave it a 4 for being waaaay too conservative. Yes, I'm sure the chassis will best the MOPAR RWD bunch. I'm sure it will handle great, have the perfect balance of ride and handling, be fast with good MPG and a cavernous interior, but it's not even as good looking or sporty looking as the FWD Impala. It's not even in the same league as the Impala. The back end isn't bad, but I don't know why they didn't at least give it LEDs for this class of car. The front looks outdated and inexplicably doesn't have the improved new Chevrolet face grill where it matters most. The greenhouse is too rounded and tall at the B-pillar and could me much sleeker, though it gets a pass for being carry-over. The strong fender flares are nice, but those were already on the G8. I think these side-by-side pics really show the missed potential here.
You should compare the Impala with the Calais V
The Calais kills it for me i just don't think the Impala has a strong rear or side profile the only area it excels is the front end
Who the hell approved this abomination?
I bet it was some dumbarse in Detroit
In a generous mood so I gave it a 6. If it weren't for the powertrain this car would be just another dull mid ize sedan.
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