You may recall that back in December, 2013, General Motors announced that all Holden production in Australia would cease as of 2017. While that gives us more than two years yet to celebrate and enjoy the wonderful super-sedan that is the Chevrolet SS (a.k.a. Holden Commodore, built by the Aussies), some concern over where a possible replacement may come from still lingers.
The latest rumor on the matter comes to us from Auto Guide, whose report cites an assertion from Motoring that the Chevrolet SS may not have a successor at all. Other sources speculate that a follow-up to the SS may be built upon the ho-hum Impala. While it’d been previously suggested that the Chevrolet SS might migrate to the Alpha platform after 2017 and be produced here in the United States, that no longer seems to be more than a distant fantasy.
Assuming the successor to the Chevrolet SS were to be badge engineered on the humble Impala, what would be the point? The two biggest bullet-points for the Chevrolet SS are, of course, the 6.2 liter V8, and the rear-wheel drive layout. The Impala may bear a similar-enough looking shell to the Chevrolet SS, but the recipe is far from gourmet.
Ah, well. At the very least, the Chevrolet SS will be around until Australia’s Holden plants shut their doors in 2017.
And now you can get one with a stick.