While everyone’s celebrating the debut of exciting new vehicles in Detroit, GM quietly revealed the SS Sedan will no longer be made after 2017. It’s happening at the same time the automaker is shutting down all Australian manufacturing.
It’s too bad the SS Sedan production isn’t being moved to North America. Having been behind the wheel of the car, it’s a solid option for enthusiasts. You can blame GM for basically not marketing the thing at all, or different forces not wanting to distract from the Camaro and Corvette. In the end, the result is the same: yet another four-door enthusiast car is dying.
Of course, pretty much nobody bought the SS Sedan in the United States. It would’ve helped if workers at Chevrolet dealerships knew what it was, as I have firsthand experience with that dismaying fact. The SS Sedan never stood a chance, and it’s really a shame.
On the flip side, everyone’s buying lots of crossovers brimming with a tepid amount of utility. Sure, they corner like crap and have mediocre cargo capacity if there’s a third row crammed in the back, but that’s a good thing.
On a side note, this means Chevrolet will need a new NASCAR vehicle.