Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Kenneth asks: I have not seen any articles of the Australian manufactured Chevrolet SS of any year. I have bought one, one of the last, and it is a 2017 year of manufacture. Have you done any articles on this vehicle and if so can you send me links?
My reply: The SS is a full-size/RWD high-performance sedan powered by essentially the same 6.2 V8 used in the same-year Corvette. It is based on the Australian Holden Commodore – and was sold here, briefly, from 2014-2017. But almost no one outside of the gearhead club even knew it existed because Chevy made almost no effort to market it.
Probably because GM was trying to divest itself of its Holden subsidiary and also because GM is headed by a virtue-signaling social justice warrior in a pants suit who thinks automated electric cars are “the future” and high-performance RWD IC cars are not.
It’s a got-damned shame.
I can tell you that GM didn’t even put one in the press fleet – at least for the East Coast region – so journalists who write reviews of new cars never got to drive one and so never wrote about the SS, me among them.
GM didn’t even put much info about the car’s existing on their public web page. The car was not PC, you see.
So, instead of a car like the SS GM is concentrating on SJW-friendly stuff like the new electric Hummer.
Send Mary Barra a thank-you card.
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