Frequent readers of GM Authority should be plenty aware of the upcoming rear-wheel-drive Chevrolet sport sedan (possibly to be called “SS”) on its way to market next year, along with the Chevrolet Caprice Police Vehicle, which is available now to municipalities. Both of these vehicles utilize variants of GM’s Zeta architecture, which was developed by Holden in Australia.
At the moment, the Caprice PPV is imported from Australia, and supplies on the vehicle remain thin as a result. And the SS is expected to be making the trans-Pacific journey to American showrooms as well when it begins to be built next to relative, the 2014 Holden VF Commodore. However, according to a report from Car & Driver, this will be only temporary.
The magazine expects that by the 2015-2016 model year, when the new Zeta II platform is ready, General Motors will begin shifting production of both the Chevy Caprice PPV and SS performance sedan to North America. Meanwhile, the Elizabeth plant in Australia will focus on building Holden models for domestic sales. If correct, this means that the upcoming Chevy SS will live a relatively short life on the current Zeta platform.