With the 2014 Chevrolet SS expected to go on sale by the end of this year, production for the high-performance sedan has reportedly kicked off at its Australian assembly plant. According to Motoring.com.au, the SS began rolling off the Holden assembly line this week, but there's no word as to whether the cars are being shipped to the US just yet.

One thing that hasn't been talked about much is production capacity; the article says that General Motors is initially planning to build around 10,000 to 15,000 of the sedans per year. Holden managing director Mike Devereux is quoted as saying, "We will build as many as they want and I think Americans are going to love that car." Time will tell.


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      domingorobusto
      • 1 Year Ago
      This really NEEDS a manual option. The way they've optioned this, it's obviously a replacement for the G8 GXP. Manual take rate with the GXP was actually very good, and i thinkit would be with the SS as well.
      superchan7
      • 1 Year Ago
      This looks like a sleeper from 2003. Not impressed with the body design.
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      They should give it a proper name like Belair SS or Chevelle SS.
        bwc1976
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Avinash Machado
        They should have used this as the next Impala. And its big brother Caprice should have also been available for civilians.
      jtav2002
      • 1 Year Ago
      I know a lot want to hate on this car, but I actually like it. Give it a dark gray or black wheel option, and a manual and those are the only things I'd change about it. Hell giving it a manual might even steal a couple Charger SRT8 buyers since that's otherwise a pretty sweet car.
      bootsnchaps60
      • 1 Year Ago
      I look at this and see a cross between a Captiva and a Malibu. It's not very distinctive, and also resembles the old Impala and the Caprice PPV. It's somewhat like the last Mercury Marauder effort-nice but not heart pounding. Another poster referenced the Holden wagon. I could go for one of those. It would have made more sense to move the old G8 to Buick .
        wilkegm
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bootsnchaps60
        Well, at its core, it really is the same as the Caprice PPV. IIRC, this uses the standard wheelbase, rather than the LWB on the PPV, but other than that, its a Chevy nose VF Commodore.
      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      2014 Chevy SS Forum http://www.chevyssforums.com/forum.php
      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      http://www.chevyssforums.com/forum.php
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        inuvik
        • 1 Year Ago
        If it's so stupid why do European manufacturers make cars with 400-600 hp and fuel is $7-10 a gallon? Quit being a troll. The Pontiac G8 was a great car. My father owns one and the interior and fit and finish are great. Ridiculous amount of power and is a hoot to drive. I say hurray for GM, bring it!
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        Daniel D
        • 1 Year Ago
        Speaking of learning from mistakes - you need to get over the whole government motors garbage.
      lrx301
      • 1 Year Ago
      When is GM going to abandon the addiction to the cheap chrome decorated wheels and fake side vents?
      sherlockfreakinholmes
      Bob Lutz says this'll make a great Pontiac GTO. Bob Lutz says they'll sell millions of them in the US. Well, Bob Lutz was wrong. Shocking, but true. Guess what? History is about to repeat itself.
        paulinator66
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sherlockfreakinholmes
        Bob Lutz never said THIS car would make a great GTO. And Bob Lutz also never said they'll sell millions of them. Sherlock, guess what, you are wrong. Twice in one comment. Shocking? No.
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          sherlockfreakinholmes
          As someone else recently said in the comments of another topic (I think it was you)... that's you. You're not a classic GTO owner, are you. Yes, yes... the "new" GTO is very easy to spot, but that wasn't the point (and not necessarily a good thing, anyway, when the person who very easily spotted the "new" GTO immediately thinks how ugly it is). The point I was making (and that you ignored) was that classic GTO owners have universally bemoaned the "new" GTO, not because of stickers or trim levels, but because they existed at all, and diluted the GTO name.
          sherlockfreakinholmes
          Was it? Perhaps objectively the Monaro was a very good car, but subjectively I have yet to read one item where a classic GTO owner did not bemoan the use of "GTO" on that car. Aside from that, however, the Monaro-based GTO sold very badly and can now be had for chump change.
      Chumley
      • 1 Year Ago
      I agree that this looks dated out of the box. Whether it was a good car or not, the G8 was stylistically better 5 years ago. I predict buyers of this car will be among the most obnoxious drivers because they'll feel they have to prove it's fast despite it looking like a family rental car.
        frostillicus80
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Chumley
        Generalize, much? Seriously, do you read what you type before submitting it?
      AudiA4
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car looks 10 years old. What were they thinking?
        Daniel D
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AudiA4
        They wanted a timeless design. Something familiar that never changes - like an Audi.
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