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.
Integrating excellent performance, good looks and high-end premium details, the Chevrolet SS is sure to deliver what the brand enthusiasts—or even first timers—expect from their vehicle.
Attractive, powerful exterior
Up front, the Chevy SS’ aluminum hood features a subtle but still noticeable "power bulge", hinting at the size and capability of the engine underneath.
Along the vehicle's sides, a character line extends from the hood to the trunk lid, creating a classy wedge shape by accentuating the planted appearance and muscular sheet metal. The SS then tapers at the rear, with the C-pillar flowing into the deck lid—a design cue shared with other Chevrolet sedans.
Thick and durable front and rear wheels, which are pushed out to the corners, give emphasis to the muscular stance of the SS, and thus enhance its overall sporty appearance.
At the rear, the SS’ narrowed, tear-drop-shaped body frame contributes to improved aerodynamic performance, for a faster and lighter drive. Other premium exterior details include jewel-like chrome accents, standard high-intensity discharge headlamps and light-emitting diode daytime running lights. Clear dual-exhaust tips put the final exclamation mark on the rear design, while delivering that deep and smooth purr that is a sweet tone to car enthusiasts.
Premium, spacious interior
The spacious interior of the SS will comfortably accommodate five adults, with 42.3 inches of front legroom (1,074 mm) and 39.7 inches (1,008 mm) of rear legroom. The SS also boasts of premium leather seating, as well as eight-way power adjustable front bucket seats with additional side bolstering that hug the driver and front passenger in tight situations.
Remarkably beautiful on the outside and comfortably secure within, the Chevrolet SS overall ensures a safe and efficient ride that’s pleasing to the eyes. The Chevrolet SS is offered in five exterior colors: Silver Ice Metallic, Red Hot 2, Phantom Black, Heron White and Mystic Green Metallic.