After a lot of speculation and rumors, GM has officially announced that the Australian Holden Commodore is going to be offered in the U.S. as the 2014 Chevy SS.
After a lot of speculation and rumors, GM has officially announced that the Australian Holden Commodore is going to be offered in the U.S. as the 2014 Chevy SS. This marks the return of a V8 rear-wheel-drive sedan Chevy’s U.S. lineup, after 17 years. The 2014 Chevy SS will hit showrooms in late 2013.
The 2013 Chevy SS will be a derivative of the global rear-wheel-drive architecture that is the basis for performance vehicles like Chevy Camaro and Holden’s upcoming VF Commodore. The Chevy SS will be built in Australia and “will benefit from significant technology advances which enhance overall performance.” GM hasn’t announced any official specs.
The SS will also be Chevrolet’s next NASCAR Sprint Cup racecar and will debut in its race configuration at the 2013 Daytona 500. “As a passionate race fan and performance enthusiast, I am thrilled that Chevy will deliver a true rear-wheel-drive NASCAR racecar in the SS that is closely linked to the performance sedan that will be available for sale,” said Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. “The Chevy SS is a great example of how GM is able to leverage its global product portfolio to deliver a unique performance experience that extends beyond the track. I am personally looking forward to driving it.”