During the 2017 North American International Auto Show, General Motors finally confirmed the news we knew was all but true: the 2017 Chevrolet SS would exit production alongside the 2017 Holden VF Commodore Series II.
Even worse, the automaker has zero plans to replace the rear-wheel drive sport sedan. So, we hoped for a little bit of love for the 2017 Chevrolet SS before it heads to the automotive graveyard. Unfortunately, that is not going to happen, either.
We reached out to Chevrolet for comment on the matter, and the brand told us there are no changes or special plans in the pipeline for the SS’ final model year. Previously, sources inside the Elizabeth plant brought about chatter of a 6.2-liter supercharged LSA V8 engine finding its way under the hood of a few SS sedans. Engineers had also been itching to apply a Camaro 1LE-inspired treatment to the SS sedan.
It’s unfortunate, but incredibly understandable. The SS has been anything but a sales success, and that’s likely a move made on purpose. Chevrolet also told us American buyers have until mid-February to place an order for the 2017 SS. After that, the books will be closed for good.
Holden will reveal three commemorative, limited edition VF Commodores this month as it announced the final day for Commodore production will fall on October 20, 2017, at the Elizabeth assembly plant in South Australia.