We all have extreme doubts that the Chevrolet SS will actually be priced under $30,000, let alone $40,000. But Americans can still take comfort in that it will cost far less than what Australians will be asked to be pay for the Holden Commodore SS V — the most comparable model to the Chevy.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald’s Drive section, Australian are poised to pay $10,000 more for a VF Commodore SS V than what Americans will pay for a Chevrolet SS. Currently, the outgoing VE Commodore SS V sells for $55,290 AUD, with expectations of the prices to change with the new model to be marginal. Meanwhile, the Chevy SS is estimated to cost $45,000 USD — a price Chevrolet chief engineer David Leone subtly hinted at to the paper — when it launches in the final quarter of this year.
Those with good memories may recall that the Pontiac G8 was about $10,000 cheaper than an equivalent Commodore as well. Too bad we never got our G8 ST.