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    Rumorpile: Chevrolet SS Could Come with New Handling Package


    • A new handling package for the Chevrolet SS?

    Chevrolet engineers want to do more to the SS sedan. Motor Trend reports that engineers want to do new a handling package for the SS like the 1LE for the Camaro. The package would include a retuned suspension setup, new dampers, and tires. The report says work on this package would take around three to six months to complete. However, trying to convince the higher-ups to go forward on this project - though no reason as to why they might not approve it wasn't given.

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    I would rather see LT1 and Tremec TR-6070. Give the zeta the last hurrah it deserves.

     

    This car is seriously on my short list of next vehicle purchase and those two would make it a no brainer.

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    There needs to be a next  Chevrolet SS. 

     

    Knightfan brought up a good question when I met him for dinner last week:  What happens to the Cop car once Holden becomes a marketing company rather than a manufacturing company.

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    There needs to be a next  Chevrolet SS. 

     

    Knightfan brought up a good question when I met him for dinner last week:  What happens to the Cop car once Holden becomes a marketing company rather than a manufacturing company.

     

    That's the question I have as well. We know there is a Holden sportscar in the works; whether that is a rebadged Camaro or something else - the answer might lay in there.

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    Take it for what it's worth, but last spring I spoke to a GM Fleet & Commercial manager at a fire trade show about the Caprice and he told me that GM rather push the Tahoe Special Services fleet vehicle than Caprices. Now I'm seeing more Caprices in municipal & state fleet service today that I am 2015 Tahoes but GM needs something more in line with the Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility than another sedan as the Explorer is the #1 police vehicle right now.

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    Take it for what it's worth, but last spring I spoke to a GM Fleet & Commercial manager at a fire trade show about the Caprice and he told me that GM rather push the Tahoe Special Services fleet vehicle than Caprices. Now I'm seeing more Caprices in municipal & state fleet service today that I am 2015 Tahoes but GM needs something more in line with the Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility than another sedan as the Explorer is the #1 police vehicle right now.

     

    I don't think GM has a single vehicle in their entire lineup that could even begin to take on the Explorer Interceptor Utility.... and that's kinda sad.

     

    At least Chrysler could do a Durango Pursuit.

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    Perhaps it is meant to be a GM performance parts package to encourage the purchase of the SS vehicles that remain un-sold.

     

    GM never has intended to sell the car in quantities, all the magazines have confirmed it. It wants to give the perception that "we tried" but customers ran away from it.

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    Perhaps it is meant to be a GM performance parts package to encourage the purchase of the SS vehicles that remain un-sold.

     

    GM never has intended to sell the car in quantities, all the magazines have confirmed it. It wants to give the perception that "we tried" but customers ran away from it.

     

     

    Therein lies the problem: GM has never marketed the SS at all.  Few people know about it, so the SS does not sell at all.  This is quite sad, especially given that gas is south of $2.50/gallon these days.  If GM would market the SS at least as hard as the new Colorado, they might actually sell some SS models.

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    This would be a NO BRAINER!

     

    Build a GMC Terrain Police Typhoon with TT-V6

     

    or

     

    Chevy Equinox Police SS model with TT- V6

     

    It would have to be a Lambda, not a Theta.  A Chevy Traverse Police SS with a TTV6 would do the job nicely.

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    It would be nice to think that GM is not only throwing a frickin' bone to the SS but also to Holden.

     

    Hopefully both the SS (in some form) and Holden will survive in the near future.

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    Perhaps it is meant to be a GM performance parts package to encourage the purchase of the SS vehicles that remain un-sold.

     

    GM never has intended to sell the car in quantities, all the magazines have confirmed it. It wants to give the perception that "we tried" but customers ran away from it.

     

     

    Therein lies the problem: GM has never marketed the SS at all.  Few people know about it, so the SS does not sell at all.  This is quite sad, especially given that gas is south of $2.50/gallon these days.  If GM would market the SS at least as hard as the new Colorado, they might actually sell some SS models.

     

     

    There is an esteemed member here who claims that GM build it but people aren't buying it. May be the GM middle manager whose d(b)ong he was smoking got him high on that thought.

     

    Well such was the case and GM was really trying the car with 6-speed would have been on NAIAS floor. But there were 2 Cruzes and Impalas but no SS. NONE! That doesn't give perception of giving people what they want, does it?

     

    The car is reincarnation of E39 M5 and a step forward of the G8. It deserves a good send off and letting people know its talents. It is a rare gem in GM's vanilla.

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    Perhaps it is meant to be a GM performance parts package to encourage the purchase of the SS vehicles that remain un-sold.

     

    GM never has intended to sell the car in quantities, all the magazines have confirmed it. It wants to give the perception that "we tried" but customers ran away from it.

     

     

    Therein lies the problem: GM has never marketed the SS at all.  Few people know about it, so the SS does not sell at all.  This is quite sad, especially given that gas is south of $2.50/gallon these days.  If GM would market the SS at least as hard as the new Colorado, they might actually sell some SS models.

     

     

    There is an esteemed member here who claims that GM build it but people aren't buying it. May be the GM middle manager whose d(b)ong he was smoking got him high on that thought.

     

    Well such was the case and GM was really trying the car with 6-speed would have been on NAIAS floor. But there were 2 Cruzes and Impalas but no SS. NONE! That doesn't give perception of giving people what they want, does it?

     

    The car is reincarnation of E39 M5 and a step forward of the G8. It deserves a good send off and letting people know its talents. It is a rare gem in GM's vanilla.

     

     

     

    +1 !!

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    Perhaps it is meant to be a GM performance parts package to encourage the purchase of the SS vehicles that remain un-sold.

     

    GM never has intended to sell the car in quantities, all the magazines have confirmed it. It wants to give the perception that "we tried" but customers ran away from it.

     

     

    Therein lies the problem: GM has never marketed the SS at all.  Few people know about it, so the SS does not sell at all.  This is quite sad, especially given that gas is south of $2.50/gallon these days.  If GM would market the SS at least as hard as the new Colorado, they might actually sell some SS models.

     

     

    There is an esteemed member here who claims that GM build it but people aren't buying it. May be the GM middle manager whose d(b)ong he was smoking got him high on that thought.

     

    Well such was the case and GM was really trying the car with 6-speed would have been on NAIAS floor. But there were 2 Cruzes and Impalas but no SS. NONE! That doesn't give perception of giving people what they want, does it?

     

    The car is reincarnation of E39 M5 and a step forward of the G8. It deserves a good send off and letting people know its talents. It is a rare gem in GM's vanilla.

     

     

     

    +1 !!

     

     

    If I had the means, I would buy this car in a heartbeat (pun intended).  As awesome as the Charger Hellcat and new CTS-V are, neither come with a manual transmission.

     

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      Source: The Globe and Mail, The Detroit News

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    • By William Maley
      The tentative agreement between General Motors and Canadian union Unifor has a $400 million investment going to Oshawa for a new product. Unifor President Jerry Dias said at a press briefing yesterday morning that Oshawa would be the only GM plant that will build cars and trucks. Neither side is saying what that product might be.
      But Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail has learned from sources that Oshawa will be handling the final assembly of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Truck bodies from GM's Fort Wayne Assembly in Indiana will travel to Oshawa to have interiors installed and final assembly. The Detroit News reports something similar, although their source says it will only be the Silverado.
      Oshawa has a history of building pickups. For four decades, Oshawa was one of the places where GM built the Silverado and Sierra. But in 2009, GM closed the truck plant due to the recession. 
      The Globe and Mail also reports that production of the XTS has been extended at Oshawa. Analysts believed previously that XTS production would end in 2019.
      Source: The Globe and Mail, The Detroit News
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