Chevrolet SS Pricing Will Start at $44,470

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Chevrolet’s upcoming SS sports sedan will begin at $44,470 when it goes on sale later this year; the SS is Chevy’s first performance sedan since the Corvette-powered Impala went off the market in 1996. The SS is a rebadged Holden Commodore SS V from General Motors’ Australian brand that enthusiasts have been clamoring for since the Pontiac G8 GXP, also derived from the Commodore, was killed along with its parent brand. The V8 under the hood is the 6.2L LS3 from the current Corvette, although it is detuned slightly from 430 to 415hp.

Chevy will surprisingly only offer one trim level for the SS, with a sunroof and full size spare tire being the only options available. The paint options are similarly slim, as only standard colors are offered: Heron White, Red Hot 2, Phantom Black Metallic, Mystic Green, and Silver Ice Metallic. The SS has only been shown in silver so far, which admittedly makes the car look unexceptional.

At nearly $45,000, the SS slots just below the 470hp Dodge Charger SRT8 and Chrysler 300C SRT8, the only American, fullsize V8-powered sedans on the market. At that price, it severely undercuts the Mercedes E550 and BMW 550i, and comes surprisingly well equipped: color heads-up display, rear view camera, and a Bose audio system all come standard.

Read my initial thoughts of the Chevrolet SS here.

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About Cameron Rogers

Cameron Rogers is the founder and lead writer at Downshift Autos, the only automotive blog on the Internet*. Born in the back of an AMC Gremlin, Cameron vowed to never let this extraordinarily embarrassing detail define him, so help him God. He drives a GTI but absolutely will not shut up about it if somebody asks. He will not hesitate to let people know that no, they shouldn't get a Porsche 911 when a Morgan 3 Wheeler is so obviously the superior choice. He is obsessed with the seats of a Carrera GT and the steering wheel of a Fisker Karma. He once sat in the driver's seat of a Tesla Model S, his greatest accomplishment to date. He is just now realizing that writing an autobiography, however miniscule, in the third person is odd and unnerving. *As of this writing, Cameron has been informed that there are, in fact, many websites and blogs centered around cars and car culture. He regrets his grievous error.

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