Judging by readers and the community, there seems to be a fine divide on whether the looks of the 2016 Chevrolet SS are refreshing or revolting, especially the new 19-inch wheels. Those have been quite the debate topic. But, we have news that may really sway some perspective buyers into a 2015 model year over a 2016 SS.
After receiving word from Chevrolet on official pricing and availability for the 2016 SS performance sedan, which has been pushed back to early 2016, we bring some disheartening news. The 2016 Chevy SS can not avoid the U.S. gas-guzzler tax any longer.
If you are one of the
smart lucky one’s to have picked up a 2015 Chevrolet SS with a manual gearbox, you will have seen a hefty $1,300 price reduction from the MSRP. That money is for Uncle Sam, stating you drive a mammoth V8 and are proud of it, and you don’t mind paying the price. The $1,300 tax was applied only to SS sedans with the automatic gearbox.
Now, if you head over to Chevrolet’s official website and fire up the 2016 SS configurator, you will see that by selecting the manual gearbox, only $300 is stripped away from the total MSRP. Chevrolet confirmed this with us stating both the manual and automatic equipped cars are subject to the tax. $1,000 is tacked on for the 2016 SS with a proper six-speed, and $1,300 is added for those purchasing the automatic.
Maybe it’s a sign for any perspective buyer to seek out a 2015 Chevy SS with a manual gearbox to save a little extra dough on one of the finest sport sedans we’ve encountered in a very long time.