2014 Chevrolet SS: More Photos

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GM fans who miss the Pontiac G8 should be happy about the latest addition to the Chevrolet family. The 2014 SS, based on the next-generation Holden VF Commodore from Australia, will go on sale later this year.

The new rear-wheel-drive performance sedan debuted last weekend at the Daytona International Speedway. The last time the bow-tie brand had a rear-wheel-drive performance sedan in its lineup was the 1996 Impala. The 2014 SS will use the Corvette's 6.2-liter V-8, good for 415 horsepower and 415 pounds-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is standard.

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Comments 

Skankzilla

Placing it next to the Camaro and Corvette convinces me further that the styling will be it's weak point. It's too boring looking, seriously.

Again... needs a manual transmission. Why stick with the LS3 when they could use the LT1?

Interior does look nice, though.

I

Nice but needs a manual. They are missing a big crowd by not having a manual.

Ray B`


It has the boring jelly bean shape of most transportation appliances today. It needs to be wider to make it pop.

Power train and interior are good. Best feature - RWD.

Jay

The way Chevy had been hyping this car I would have thought it would have been more aggressive looking. After all, they are using the Super Sport nameplate. I know Chevy will assume it sells in a low volume but it needed to look better than a mainstream sedan.

i change my mind. The images with the lights on actually look good, but in the metal shots. just looks bland. Interior looks good though

Karl

Agree with most folks here. Front end is not aggressive enough for SS label. Rear looks good though, as well as interior. Definitely needs a manual option as well.

sheth

the LT1 is brand new, its not going to be in every product in 2013. Expect cars like camaro and the holdens to carry on with with the LS3 for the next few years. Its pretty ironic to see all the Japanese car fans complain about styling all of a sudden. Manual probably isnt offered based on lack of success with G8 GXP manual- there is a reason why more and more sedans are dropping manuals. The G37's replacement also lacks a manual transmission.

sheth

@jay:

Have you ever seen the g8 or any holden? They are not radically styled in any way, its the nature of models from Australia- they stick to basic proportions and add aggressive front and rear ends. When GM does more aggressive vehicles like Camaro people complain about compromise and form over function- when you get a sedan with a rater standard profile people complain that its too dull.

Ken L.

@Sheth,

How do you know these are Japanese car fans complaining about the dull styling? Did they say they were? Bottom line, pulling up in the 300SRT8 says you've arrived through hard work. The Charger SRT8 says you're here for a fight. The Chevy SS is nice, but it's a sleeper, so not too many people will notice you. Horsepower and torque figures are also lower than that of the SRTs as well. And the SRT8s are getting an 8 speed transmission soon. At least the SS's interior looks pretty good, though I still prefer the SRTs. I agree that a manual would've been nice, but the market is to small for it.

Ken L.

At least that Corvette looks very desirable...

AL.G

Nice interior and rear but I'd have to agree with the comments some have made about the front. The front end does read a little vanilla, especially next to the SRT or 300. However I'd have to applaud GM for having kept its promise to bring back the G8 as a Chevy. If this car does well I'm sure GM will address the front end. As is 400+ hp is nothing to sneeze at. This car can certainly carry a family on a trip in comfort while on the other hand dusting any Avalon, Azaera, and Taurus SHO that dares it. The perfect Q-Ship.

Parrots

@sheth

Really? How are these people Japanese car fans? They could be German car fans, or, *gasp* American car fans who just happened to not like the new SS's exterior styling and the fact that it will not come with a manual transmission. And they even said the interior looks good.

You're not making yourself look any better by jumping to conclusions and bashing anyone who dares to object to GM. Unless you are just an Internet troll who is doing this on purpose.

arni

some people prefer a 'stealth' sleeper of a car, something discrete is a bonus if one doesnt want attention ! I for one would like one but would prefer a manual, just makes one more involved and aware (and alert) drivers!

Steve

I know I'm not their intended target buyer, but it would have been nice to get a RWD family car like this with a great interior, a 3.6L engine with an 8 speed auto. I know everyone wants and expects to have overkill on power/torque/quarter mile times,etc. (hence "SS" name), but it would have been really good if this were toned down to be the next Impala instead. The Impala SS would mean like what it used to. I would be on that ASAP. But 420HP getting to work and back at $4 plus/gallon makes driving my 5.3L Silverado for milk 2 counties away seem logical. The grill and door areas looks kind of plain. The interior/rear look fantastic.

sheth

we dont know pricing of this yet but I'm pretty sure it will be CHEAPER than the SRT8 so I'm not sure why people are acting like thats the direct competitor. I think it will be closer to price of the 300C than the SRT8 model.

I don't know what people's motivations are for criticizing the styling of the car- I am just pointing out that its not uncommon for a post about any American car to draw a litany of negative responses on this site. This has nothing to do with GM specifically- its just that I'm not aware of many domestic branded vehicles that are good enough for the frequent visitors to this site.

Lance

Oh, sheth it's a conspiracy don't you know. People really love the looks. They just say they don't to get a rise out of the resident GM apologist.

Motivations? Maybe they look at the pictures and decide if they like it or not. How novel.

sheth

I got it lance, my point is any number of modestly styled products from other brands are shown on here and critics are silent. I don't disagree that the design is conservative, I am saying that similarly conservative designs don't seem to rub folks the wrong way if they are coming from other manufacturers. In addition, many of these same people will criticize more adventurous designs as over the top or too "American" looking.

Tony

How does this compare to similarly priced M3?

Skankzilla

This car is called the SS. It's not a trim, it's the name of this vehicle! That's strong and risky. It makes you think full on American Muscle and bad-assery. Not bland, safe and conservative. That's boring. That's stupid. That just doesn't get gear heads drooling.

This is not a Toyota Camry with the purpose of being reliable and doing everything it is supposed to. We have no outlandish expectations of the Camry. The SS, on the other hand, should be a symbol of a company that wants to compete and continue to do bold things. They have the ZL1 and the fresh and awesome looking Corvette! So what happened? It's a disappointment from GM and you know it.

sheth

in 2013 there aren't a lot of 415hp RWD sports sedans, much less many for under $60k or so. The idea that this is too conservative to be called an SS is asinine. This will will get "gear heads" drooling before anything in Toyota or Honda's lineup unless we count the Scion sports car.

I don't think any thinking person could be disappointed with the car, its got a nice interior, tons of space and a huge trunk plus plenty of power and handling. The G8 was well loved by the press and this car corrects that car's biggest flaws- lack of features and downgrade interior. I do agree that people who wont consider any chevy product regardless of merit would be disappointed by the SS. People are funny, when it comes to cars like Camaro, Charger, CTS, Challenger, etc. we hear that the designs are too over the top, to retro, to gaudy, too lacking in class. This car comes out and suddenly we hear that folks want more outlandish styling.

sheth

Tony:

Its nor priced but it should be under $45k. I think the M3 starts in the upper 50s or low 60s right now. This is a MUCH larger car, this is about the size of the 550i which obviously costs a lot more than this SS will cost.

Skankzilla

Implying that my opinion is "asinine" or that I'm not a "thinking person" because you and I disagree (or anyone else that disagrees with you) is ridiculous.

You've turned a good ol' debate into garbage.

This car will not see my driveway until it meets my satisfaction. Were you even in the market for one? Probably not.

Next.

Bobbie

Americans you will love this car. Here are the reasons why. The market for this car is the man in his 30s or 40s, has kids and wife but still wants style and grunt but doesn't want to pay a fortune for a European car.
The styling wont make you look like a show off but if someone wants to take you on this machine will give most cars a run for its money. Furthermore, this vehicle is an SS Commodore here in Australia and it used extensively by our cops. So they give it a pounding, it is made for hard, hot Aussie roads so it is virtually unbreakable and take it from a person who made a mistake of buying a BMW you won't be at the dealership every couple of months for another warning light.
Have a look at the review that Top Gear UK did on the Vaxhall SS. It's a a Older model Commodore SS and they have done major work to make a classy interior. They loved this car and so will you guys. BTW I don't work for GM I am a cop and have driven this vehicles earlier models and I know that it is a great car.

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