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Chevy Caprice SS Coming In 2013

Posted in auto industry, Car Buying, Chevrolet, News by Kurt Ernst | March 29th, 2011 | 3 Responses |

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.

Source: AutoGuide

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3 Responses

  1. Don says:

    Chevy needs an Impala SS. I have owned a 65 and a 96 Impala SS. I think chevy should build a 2013 Chevelle SS like the 70 Chevelle SS with a 396 or 454 optional engine. They would not be able to build them fast enough.

    • Herb says:

      I feel GM needs to make the monte carlo with a v/8 rear wheel drive and put seats that are big enough to set on.

  2. tt says:

    Wat about an 2014 caprice classic wit a 5.4 litter 6speed rear end wit positive contraction convertible top fully loaded in d inside 20′ rims