2016 Chevrolet SS: Hot Or Not?18
Chevrolet ever so quietly revealed the 2016 SS performance sedan in the wake of news the Holden V8 sedan would be a thing of the past after 2017. And what you see here will most likely be the last Chevrolet sedan to be offered with rear-wheel drive, a V8 engine and a manual gearbox.
The 2016 Chevrolet SS follows suit with the 2016 VF Holden Commodore Series II, and receives nearly all of the updates from Oz. Those updates include a slightly revised front fascia with sculpted bumper inlets to send air over the wheel wells. The new bumper also ditches the foglights for LED lighting.
Since the Chevrolet SS has always been powered by the 6.2-liter LS3 V8, Chevy decided to add a new Super Sport badge to the lower-front clip, where the 2016 VF Series II receives an Oz-specific LS3 badge to signify the new power down under.
Out back, it’s much the same, with the 2016 Chevrolet SS even foregoing the new-clear lenses the 2016 Commodore Series II received. Though, the quad-exhaust tips spruce things up with the car’s new bi-modal exhaust, controllable from an interior dial.
Well, this is it. We’ve been graced with a bit of Australian motoring history here in the U.S., so how are you liking it? Is the 2016 SS hot? Or, not? Voice yourself in our poll, and let us know in the comments below.
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Already a good looking car that is now better.
Better yes, but far from great
I like most of the updates. Wish they had been a bit more imaginative with the wheels though, I prefer the ’14/’15 MY wheels to these. I personally feel like they should have gone with something like the HSV Rapiers.
This was their last chance to give it more aggressive modern looks. Let down.
Indeed. Totally agree.
I agree also. Really hoped they’d update the front fascia in general. Plus it would’ve been nice for the 2016 SS to get those clear lensed taillights the updated Commodore has. I think they look awesome! But I can dig these slight revisions to the car. I guess there’s not much they can do with an already stellar sedan: that’s on a dying chassis with a soon to be obsolete in LS-based engine.
Really sucks there won’t be replacement. The tech is certain available for such, with the Alpha/Omega platform and a new set of LT-based engines. Nevertheless, I suppose with RWD performance cars creeping up to a premium status, it won’t be so easy for GM to produce an affordable, RWD performance sedan for the Chevy brand. But I still refuse to accept some FWD-based econobox with some supped up turbo! Sure it’ll have some advantages, but nowhere near enough to properly satisfy the RWD performance enthusiasts! Which is why I MUST soon get my hands on one the last of these Chevy SS’s as they began to solidify their position as future classic!
Jamel I do think the slight revisions to the car help it and it definitely is a good looking car.
GM’s Commodore is probably one of the best examples in GM’S rebadging history that Pontiac’s style trumps Chevrolet’s. When this car was rebadged as the G8 it’s front fascia was great looking.
And before most of you send out the hounds on me I am going to say this- Chevy’s design is a bit milquetoast. I have only owned GM’s but I had in the past usually gravitated my purchase towards it’s other divisions.
I currently own a Camaro and I am getting another, but Chevy’s front fascia’s are very weak compared to GM’s other divisions.
It’s a nice looking car, though it’s a little bland. I prefer the looks of the G8.
No doubt GrandamGT, please see my response to Jamel.
toyota is an UGLY piece of TRASH
Toyota’s Lexus division is not too far behind, TH.
Any chance the 8 spd automatic will make into the car before it becomes history?…or current generation magnetic ride?
Don’t get why you’d want an 8 speed auto behind a 6.2 litre V8 with 500+ Nm of torque? A 2 speed Powerglide would do just as well
you think GM will Continue to make the chevy ss after 2016?
No the ss ends production in Australia in 2017
Which means, if GM continues to build them up until closing, there could, conceivably, be a MY2018 or MY2017.
Do you have any SPECIFIC info proving there will be no SS after MY2016?
Bring the SS home to the USA and market it properly. (The sleeper that it is). To #ell with everyone else! You have done the “homework” to produce it here. Make it in America and your followers will buy it.
Live a little.