Report suggests stand-in when it come to global rear-wheel-drive sedan
The Chevrolet SS, a automobile so American it owned to be imported from Australia, is on the subject of its method out after making a collection of cameo looks on the subject of the medians of U.S. interstates. The impetus when it come to the model’s impending departure will certainly be the 2017 closure of the Holden factory that generates the SS Down Under.
But will certainly the Commodore, which is exactly what the SS is called in its residence country, go the method of the thylacine?
GM’s Australian division might not be quitting on the subject of the suggestion of a large, inexpensive rear-wheel-drive V8 sedan. In an interview along with Australia’s Motoring, Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser suggested that the demise of the Holden Commodore might not spell completion when it come to this sort of automobile within GM’s global lineup.
“We haven’t announced an finish day to it,” Oppenheiser informed Motoring.
“We already know that there are some choices earned on the subject of Zeta that are imminent, Yet ideal now we are simply focused on the subject of the brand-new ’17 model, which is great,” Oppenheiser said, describing GM’s global rear-wheel-drive architecture.
A alternative when it come to the SS based on the subject of the Alpha platform, which right now underpins the Chevrolet Camaro, the Cadillac ATS and the Cadillac CTS, has actually been tipped as a candidate, however Oppenheiser executed not explicitly verify such plans.
“I am not at liberty; I am visiting leave you hanging,” Oppenheiser informed Motoring in response to a uncertainty concerning the global sedan along with a V8.
The SS has actually been a niche model within Chevrolet’s North American lineup. The most recent model has actually been on the subject of sale due to the fact that late 2013, and switched out the Pontiac G8, which was based on the subject of the previous-gen Commodore.