Upcoming Chevrolet SS

Chevrolet Announces Unexpected SS High Performance Sedan

Get ready for an unexpected domestic high performance SS sedan from Chevrolet that is rear wheel drive.

That was the announcement today from Chevrolet. It is heralding the return of a V-8 powered, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan to the U.S. lineup, the Chevrolet SS. The SS will also be Chevrolet’s next NASCAR Sprint Cup racecar and will debut in its race configuration at the 2013 Daytona 500. No performance or price numbers were released.

According to Chevrolet, the limited production version of the Chevrolet SS will be a 2014 model and will arrive in dealer showrooms in late 2013. It is the first time in 17 years that Chevrolet will offer a rear-wheel-drive sedan for sale in the United States. Expect it to be a quick sellout, especially among nostalgic fans of the Impala.

The SS is going to be built on a platform that is derivative of the award-winning global rear-wheel-drive architecture that spawns performance vehicles like Chevrolet Camaro and Holden’s upcoming VF Commodore. The much-anticipated Australian-built car will benefit from significant technology advances which enhance overall performance.

That begs the question. Is America getting the Holden VF Commodore in a rebadging exercise? True gearheads are always lusting after Holden vehicles.


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I am confused in the second sentance of the article it says that it is rear wheel drive and in the second to last paragraph is says FWD??? My guess is that it is RWD.
Although the article mentions the Impala, nowhere does it state that the new Chevrolet SS model is in the Impala product line. The SS appears to be on a different chassis than the Impala.
The car is going to be a RWD sedan very similar to what the Pontiac G8 GXP was. It too will be based on the Holden Commodore. However, the G8 came off of the VE Commodore and the new Commodore (VF Series) will be released as the sister car to the Chevrolet SS. Both cars debut in 8 months at the 2013 Daytona 500