2016 Chevrolet SS Gets Minor Updates Before it Bows Out

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The 2016 Chevrolet SS has received minor updates ahead of GM killing production in Australia by the end of 2017.

Up front, the American automaker has given the sporty sedan a revised fascia featuring new vertical ducts at the outer edges that help direct airflow over the front wheel openings for improved aerodynamic efficiency. In addition, the front end incorporates new LED lighting while new, functional hood vents along with 19-inch cast-aluminum wheels give the SS a stronger appearance for the 2016 model year. Finishing off the changes for 2016 is a dual-mode exhaust that offers quieter performance at low engine speeds and a more muscular engine note at wide-open throttle.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Chevrolet SS Review

Performance remains unchanged for the Chevrolet SS, with the 6.2-liter V8 still providing 415 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque while mated to a six-speed manual transmission or a paddle-shift six-speed automatic.

GM has confirmed that it will be exiting the Australian market in 2017, likely meaning that the SS will no longer be produced. The American automaker joins Ford, Toyota and others that will soon cease manufacturing in the country.

“The 2016 SS design changes more fully express the true driving character of the sedan while further enhancing the car’s overall performance,” said Todd Christensen, Chevrolet Performance Car marketing manager.

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  • Mark S

    Less chrome, thank you! Hopefully GM opts to make an SS in the US on the Alpha Platform and use the LT1 motor in the future. I know, slim chance, but that would really only leave us with the Charger as a US derived normal V8 four door (CTS-V is a different ball game).

  • johnls39 .

    I would like to see the next generation model on the Alpha platform also with several engine choices. I seen couple of the current models in person and this thing looks very sharp. I parked my car behind it and somewhat looked inside while I walked past it at somewhat a slower pace and this car looks great inside.

    Not sure why GM is not marketing them. Is it because few people want a V8 or is there a cap on production for import here to keep numbers down? For whatever may be the reason, this car deserves more sales.

  • Mark S

    Would be nice to have more engine choices like the Charger has. That said, at some point you are trying to sell to the “appliance” buyers who do not care above whether FWD or RWD, which means they are knocking on the door of the Impala sales.

  • BM1

    When an already ugly car, gets uglier! What a mess!

  • Dan

    I had a chat with one of my Holden buddies and he advised that there is some ridiculous cap (around 1000 units or so) on how many can be imported into the states which means that even if customer’s were screaming for them Chevy still wouldn’t be able to get enough into the country. Meanwhile it’s been selling really well here in Oz but you can still walk into a dealership and pick one up so it’s not like they are on constraint or anything.