Did you miss your chance to snap up a Pontiac G8 GXP before the brand went under? Have you always wanted a big GM sedan with a serious V8 under the hood? Are you jealous that police departments can buy the Chevy Caprice PPV, but you can’t? I’ve got good news for you, then: Autoguide is reporting that a Chevy “SS Sedan”, based on the Holden Commodore, has been given the green light by GM management. The plan is to launch the car in the U.S. simultaneously with the new Holden Commodore, due in late 2013 as a 2014 model. Details are lacking, but we can probably expect it to have at least the same specs as the current Caprice PPV, which comes equipped with a 6.0 liter V8 good for 355 horsepower, a six speed performance calibrated transmission, four wheel independent suspension and a limited slip rear differential. It is, of course, front engine and rear wheel drive.
Also on the list of possibilities for the future are a new El Camino, based on the Holden Ute, and a Chevy SS SportWagon, based on the Holden Commodore SportWagon. Neither of these projects has been approved, but neither has been officially terminated. A green light won’t be given until after the launch of the SS sedan, and much depends on GM’s success in achieving CAFE targets across their product line. Gas prices will have an impact on the projects, too, so if you want a new El Camino in 2016, you’d best hope that oil prices stabilize soon.