And along the way, we have to set the record straight on a few minor things Mr. DeMuro points out. Foremost, DeMuro points to the car’s exterior vents.
“They’re all fake,” he proclaims in the video review.
For the record, that’s incorrect. Owners likely know, but just to go back to the source:
A revised front fascia features new, vertical ducts at the outer edges to direct airflow over the front wheel openings to improve aerodynamic efficiency. The fascia also incorporates new LED signature lighting, while new, functional hood vents and new-design 19-inch cast-aluminum wheels contribute to a stronger appearance for the rear-drive sports sedan.
That’s directly sourced from the official Chevrolet press release issued on September 9, 2015, as the refreshed SS prepared for launch in the United States. The key word there is “functional.”
Secondly, DeMuro nit-picks at the embroidered “SS” logo on the car’s dashboard. “One of the first things I noticed is that ‘SS’ is embroidered on the passenger side of the dash,” he begins.
“As I thought about it, I realized, if you take off that embroidery, I bet there’s a Holden logo under there.” To DeMuro’s defense, he names this qualm as a “guess,” but a quick Google search will show that the embroidery is, indeed, exclusive to the Chevrolet SS sedan. The Holden VF Commodore SS-V not only features a different panel—the steering wheel is on the opposite, after all—but it also received “SS-V” embroidery to denote the top-performing car.
Towards the end of the review, DeMuro dishes out his final thoughts over why the SS ultimately failed in the U.S., but all of that remains up for debate. We all know General Motors had no intention of making the SS a high-volume seller on this side of the globe. Check out the video for yourself up above.