With the first examples of the 2014 Chevrolet SS already in production in Australia, Edmunds says that dealer allocation of these high-performance sedans will be severely limited when the cars hit the US in December. Only around 900 of the sedans are coming in the first shipment, and there are roughly 3,000 Chevrolet dealers in the US, so the math doesn't quite work out. Thus, Edmunds says that General Motors is allocating the SS units to dealers based on their sales of the Corvette and Camaro.

This is similar to an action that GM planned for early units of the 2014 Corvette Stingray, but at least initially, the limited SS allocation might have more to do with production rather than supply and demand. This report seems to imply that General Motors is only planning to produce around 2,000 SS sedans per year, which is far less than the 10,000 to 15,000 units that we previously heard were being planned.


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      mikemaj82
      • 1 Year Ago
      Should have never traded my G8. I'd go out and find a used G8 before I buy one of these.
        Slizzo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mikemaj82
        Check the forums, there's quite a few great GXPs for sale.
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wish it looked more exciting.
      Doug Nash
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm all for understated, but this really is still far too soft looking. It's just too similar to the rest of the FWD GM fleet. Additionally, several other key points: While it's certainly going to be less than, for instance, a 550, E500, S6, or even the loaded CTS - it's not going to be all that cheap. Compound that with way too small an allotment, and GM risks having dealerships push the price a bit more, thus reducing demand all the while. Additionally, it's just lacking any extra "it" factor. Whether people (here) wish to admit it or not, the fancy stuff sells cars. LED lighting, more engaging body-work, etc. This lacks all of that.
        John Galloway
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Doug Nash
        will run over most BMWs and watch GM add the twin-turbo to the option list...600HP
        johnhkart
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Doug Nash
        I agree. Saw it at Laguna Seca's Historics and it just looks bland, Every time I see a G8 I still get excited and can't keep my eyes off it. This just looks like a rental car . It's a shame.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Doug Nash
        Fancy stuff? If you want to use lighting as an example it has LED running lights like everything else on the road seems to these days along with HID headlights. Besides a little bit different body work I'm not sure what other "fancy" exterior bits you could change.
      Daniel D
      • 1 Year Ago
      The initial production numbers for the US would be more to do with the fact that the Commodore is selling very well in Australia on its launch and with Holden having recently sacked staff and scaled back its production line, there is only so many they can make in a day. In addition Police PPV models would be most likely be given priority over the SS too.
        Badco
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Daniel D
        They have the Caprice for the police. Side note: I prefer my G8 looks over this. It's bland and understated. A V8 Camry if you will.
      Mick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Doesn't take much to look better either: http://www.hsv.com.au/Gen-F/images/see/gts/hsv-gen-f-gts-exterior-1-lg.jpg (the 576hp version) or even: http://www.hsv.com.au/Gen-F/images/see/senator-signature/HSV-Gen-F-Senator-Signature-lg.jpg This colour suits it: http://www.holden.com.au/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1237084943657&ssbinary=true&
      Robert Moore
      • 1 Year Ago
      The good news is they're still coming to the US. The bad news is where they're allocating the vehicles to. I know that we have 3 Chevy dealerships in Honolulu, so I can expect JN Chevrolet will be the first one to get them since they're the only one in Honolulu that sells Corvettes.
      wickedsc300
      • 1 Year Ago
      Snooze! Is Chevy the new Toyota or what? This does not have the looks to compete with other performance sedans.
      Rico Suave
      • 1 Year Ago
      Overpriced and the styling does not even match the price point. Performance is also lacking at this price. Sell well this will not.
        the.fog
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rico Suave
        Really... 'cause you've seen so many performance tests for this car?
      whofan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a late 90`s Malibu. This car will suffer the same fate as the last Pontiac GTO which also looked like a Grand Am. I guess you could call it a sleeper.
        John Galloway
        • 1 Year Ago
        @whofan
        most all of the 2000 are already sold, Chevy has another winner on their hands...BMW is so jealous
          Technoir
          • 1 Year Ago
          @John Galloway
          What's your beef with bmw? Did your wife cheat on you with a guy in a bmw? I ll have an Audi over any of this sad looking pep boys ride.
          jtav2002
          • 1 Year Ago
          @John Galloway
          I doubt they're jealous at all. I really doubt many people are going to be shopping 5 series then deciding on an SS. The same way i doubt the Charger is capturing many BMW drivers.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @whofan
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        Daniel D
        • 1 Year Ago
        @whofan
        GM must thing otherwise, as the guy who styled it just got promoted and move to the US. Guess the internal feedback is much more positive then all us armchair critics.
          chirowolf
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Daniel D
          Look how that has worked out over the last to decades. Bankrupt
        the.fog
        • 1 Year Ago
        @whofan
        So it'll be a success, make Holden A LOT of money and then become a collector's item? Nice! Good job Chevy!
          the.fog
          • 1 Year Ago
          @the.fog
          @chirowolf... Yes, because the bankruptcy had EVERYTHING to do with how the cars looked. *rollseyes*
      chirowolf
      • 1 Year Ago
      yes, because there is going to be soooo much demand. LOL Sooooo dated Sooooo sad
        John Galloway
        • 1 Year Ago
        @chirowolf
        so great will beat most junk BMWs
          Rr778
          • 1 Year Ago
          @John Galloway
          Chirowolf the m3 can't out handle a mustang on a track anymore. Watch the m6 in drivers car from motortrend. BMWs no longer have better handling than anyone
          clquake
          • 1 Year Ago
          @John Galloway
          M3 vs Mustang, in an article about the SS. Seems relevant. The Mustang can outhandle the M3, but requires a very skilled driver. The M3 is much easier to drive at the edge. I doubt most Autobloggers have the skill to drive a Mustang well enough to beat an M3. Throw in $5K of upgrades onto the Mustang, and you'll be able to beat the M3 easily without crashing. But you'd still be driving an unrefined Mustang, while the M3 is in a completely different class.
          the.fog
          • 1 Year Ago
          @John Galloway
          @clquake So basically, what you're saying is BMWs are cars for non-driving p***ys? I couldn't agree more!
      S40Powered
      • 1 Year Ago
      That looks so 2002 is not even funny.
      Technoir
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looking extremely dated.
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