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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.

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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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