2014 Chevrolet SS will not be available in Canada

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 26, 2013

Fans of the 2014 Chevrolet SS in Canada will be dismayed to know that this model would be offered only in the U.S. The 2014 Chevrolet SS had been released to appease fans who were saddened with the discontinuation of the Pontiac G8. According to Toronto’s The Globe and Mail, GM has decided not to sell the SS sedan in Canada.

A company representative said that it’s because the large, rear-wheel drive sedan market is too small and that Chevrolet’s Malibu and Impala are already making waves in the mid-to-large sedan segment. When we look at Canadian sales figures from 2012, the Chrysler 300 (a big rear-wheel drive sedan) sold 5,760 units, which outperformed the Chevrolet Malibu’s sales of 5,697 units.

The Dodge Charger fell behind the Malibu by 1639 sales. Meanwhile, the outgoing Impala sold 7733 units in Canada last year. Meanwhile, only 2,979 units of the rear-wheel drive Hyundai Genesis were sold. This makes it probable that Chevrolet’s product planners had the right strategy. Surely, Canadian fans are disappointed that they will be missing out on the four-door sedan’s 6.2-liter LS3 V-8 with an output of 415-hp and 415-lb-ft.

Chevrolet estimates that it can accelerate from zero to 60-mph (the same as 0-to-97-kph) in only five seconds, with the power being sent through a six-speed automatic to the rear wheels. Canada would also not be getting another Australian import, the Pontiac GTO revival, from 2004 to 2006. Canadians would have to be contented with getting the Orlando people-mover and the Trax subcompact crossover that won’t make it to the U.S. market.

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