Models come and go as brands make room for fresh ideas. It can be bittersweet to see an enjoyable car move on while making way for exciting new vehicles to enter the scene.
Such is the case with Chevy’s SS. It looks as though Chevrolet dealerships may no longer offer the model after 2017. The Australian production facility that makes it is slated to close that year.
Though initial rumors indicated that production of the SS would move to America, it seems the model may instead be left off the lineup.
This could be because the SS is a bit of an enigma to buyers and has not seen as many sales as its muscle car brethren or second cousin sedans.
It’s a high performance 4-door that holds a secret. Under the hood, it’s rocking a V8 that’s drawn from the Corvette. Numbers like 415 horsepower and 0-60 in 4.7 seconds might make you think this is an oddly guised racer.
However, the SS has a precise balance that not many other cars on the market have. While it does offer gobs of power, it is also engineered extremely well to give a refined experience.
Drivers note its traction control, excellent braking, and steady handling…not exactly the reviews you’d expect to get from a car whose figures sound so menacing.
Most people who have had the opportunity to get behind the wheel describe it as a comfortable, relaxing sedan that offers a thoroughly entertaining ride.
That’s why owners will be sad to hear the news. There are few cars available that offer such an unusually satisfying experience in a segment that often suffers the doldrums.
So if the SS has always intrigued you, but you’ve never given it a shot, now’s the time. Sadly, it won’t be around forever, and you may be missing out on one of the best sedans ever produced.