While mum is the word on when the stop sale (we’ve reached out for comment with no response thus far) will end for the 2016 Chevrolet SS, due to a seatbelt tensioner recall, it seems demand for the V8-powered sedan has prompted additional exports from Australia.
The Advertiser reports General Motors has ordered an additional 1,000 units for export of the Chevrolet SS from the Elizabeth factory. In the process, Holden would not comment on immediate layoffs as manufacturing winds down through 2017.
Redundancies were expected to occur in one swift action, but due to this increase in production, they will be staggered over several weeks in October and November, a Holden spokesperson commented. Plant staff will fall from 320 to just 280.
It’s unclear if the 1,000 vehicles will be manufactured as 2017 Chevrolet SS models, or if they will be exported as 2016 models. Rumor has it the 2017 model year for the Chevrolet SS sedan will be an abbreviated one, which could cap total production under 10,000 units since being introduced for the 2014 model year.