According to the latest rumors, the Chevrolet SS will likely be phased out of production next year. It is due to follow in the footsteps of the Holden Commodore SS V with which it shares much of its components. However, General Motors intends to send this sporty sedan out with a bang. Namely, the 2017 Chevy SS is slated to receive a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that will enable it to rival the Camaro ZL1 and Cadillac CTS-V. Now, the last of the SS sedans will be available from stock even beyond the 2017 MY.So, the 2018 Chevrolet SS Sedan will be the last chance for many to purchase their own unit.
2018 Chevrolet SS Sedan Engine Specs
As mentioned, the 2018 Chevy SS Sedan will use GM’s supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8. This mighty powertrain replaces the old naturally-aspirated LS3 generated 415 horsepower. As for the LSA’s power output, it was rated at 580 hp in the last-generation Camaro ZL1. So, the upcoming SS sedan’s output will be somewhere in that range. It will also feature rear-wheel drive, a magnetic suspension as well as an optional manual transmission. With the new supercharged engine under its hood, it should be able to hit the 60 mph limit in around 4.0 seconds.
Design and Features
In terms of styling, the 2018 Chevy SS Sedan will be almost identical to its predecessor. Contrary to its hugely powerful mechanical department, the SS sports a surprisingly subtle sheet metal. Some of the features that reveal its sports pedigree include large grille openings and front fender vents. It also comes with 19-inch forged aluminum wheels and a rear spoiler. However, its overall exterior styling is not as exciting as you would expect from a vehicle in this segment. The same goes for the interior which offers a generous passenger space. Although the cabin features a simple layout, it gets high-quality leather trim and comfortable seating. Just like previous versions, the 2018 SS will be available in a single trim level. The good thing is that the list of standard equipment will be quite impressive.
The slow-selling SS sedan is definitely getting closer to its end. The upside is that the supercharged 2018 Chevy SS Sedan will go out in style. As for the speculations about the Chevy SS successor, they have yet to be substantiated.