2017 Chevrolet SS Could Get a New Engine
Easily mistaken for the Chevrolet Malibu due to its similar styling, the Chevrolet SS is likely leaving the production line following the 2017 model year. With the Australian Commodore SS V leaving the market, it’s time to say goodbye to the beloved, albeit slow-selling, sports car. However, like any good automaker, Chevrolet might be planning to send the 2017 Chevrolet SS off into the sunset with roaring thunder.
If rumors are true, the final SS could see the 6.2-liter supercharged LSA V8 engine under the hood. That engine powered the previous Camaro ZL1 and produces upwards of 580 hp—that’s quite the jump from the current SS’s 415 hp.
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While there’s no confirmation just yet, the Commodore, the SS’s Australian cousin, currently offers the previous Corvette ZR1’s 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that puts out a blazing 638 hp. There’s no word whether that option will be available in the United States though.
The Chevrolet SS is far from a top-selling model, moving just a few thousand units per year. Featuring a V8 engine, available manual transmission, a magnetic suspension, and other features rarely found on Chevrolet models, it truly is a one of a kind.
Here at Carter Chevrolet, we’ll be sad to see the 2017 Chevrolet SS go.