The new 2018 Chevrolet SS comes with a remarkable capable handling, thrilling V8 performance, an available manual transmission system, a well-equipped interior with passenger space, and powerful brakes. Its release date is speculated to occur in the middle of 2018.
For 2018, the SS appeals with its upscale technologies and performance and not to mention the available six-speed manual transmission system and adaptive suspension dampers. It comes based on the existing Commodore VF platform and shares some features with its warmed-over G8 GXP brethren.
As such, the SS sedan comes with a smoother ride, revamped interior and exterior surfaces, and offers precision dynamics. However, things remain as before under its hood with the vehicle coming equipped with 6.2L V8 powerplant, which isn’t a bad thing considering the same engine was equipped in the previous-generation Corvette.
As much as the SS may appear to impress, and don’t get me wrong it does, the segment offers a couple of matching or even better alternatives worth considering before finally bowling to the SS. They include 2018 Dodge Charger, 2018 Chevrolet’s own Corvette, and 2018 Taurus SHO.
Chevrolet SS – Available Trims
The redesigned 2018 Chevrolet SS, just as before, is available in a single well-equipped trim.
Exterior Changes & Interior Spy Review – 2018 Chevrolet SS
Standard accessories and technologies available on the new 2018 Chevrolet SS sedan include keyless ignition and entry, perforated and heated eight-way power front seats, xenon headlights, summer performance tires, 19” forged aluminum wheels, an adaptive suspension system, driver memory settings, automatic climate control (dual-zone), automatic wipers, Brembo brakes, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, leather upholstery, remote start, auto-dimming heated power mirrors, and remote start.
Technology features available include rear cross traffic alert, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, forward collision alert, nine-speaker Bose audio system, blind-spot monitoring, an automated parallel parking system, a rearview camera, a navigation system, voice controls, lane departure warning system, iPod/USB connectivity, satellite radio, CD player, an 8” infotainment system, and Siri Eyes Free.
Some of the safety features include passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation, stability control, 4-wheel ABS, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, dual front side-mounted airbags, dusk sensing headlamps, front fog/driving lights, remote anti-theft alarm system, daytime running lights, 2 front headrests, emergency service, stolen vehicle tracking assistance, front and rear head airbags, engine immobilizer, xenon high intensity discharge headlamp, 2 rear headrests, rear door child safety locks, child seat anchors, auto-delay off headlamps, and traction control.
Convenient features include cruise control, front and rear door pockets, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, hands-free calling, concierge service, destination download, roadside assistance, destination guidance, cruise, audio and transmission controls mounted steering wheel, front setback storage, and front and rear cupholders.
Exterior measurements: width – 74.7”, height – 57.9”, length – 195.5”, and wheelbase – 114.8”. its curb weight stands at 3975 pounds.
Interior wise, the interior design is subdued, however, the leather upholstered cabin is further complemented by the simulated suede inserts and contrast stitching on the dashboard and doors. Additionally, the instrument panel comes sporting two sporty analogue gauges and a color trip computer.
Engine Specs – 2018 Chevrolet SS
Just as before, we should expect the new 2018 Chevrolet SS to come equipped with a high-performance version of the 6.2L V8 engine which is rated at 420 hp and 420 pounds of torque. The standard transmission system is either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.
During our test-driving, an auto-equipped 2020 SS was able to dash to 60mph from standstill in just 4.9 seconds.
The fuel economy ratings for the automatic as per EPA stands at 14/21/17 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 15/21/17 mpg for the manual. Although unexpected in this segment, the ratings point to a rather thirsty SS.
Release Date & Price – 2018 Chevrolet SS Order Guide
Although the details available are scanty, the 2018 Chevrolet SS’s release date should be expected mid-next year, according to reliable sources.
As for its price, we should expect the changes and updates to increase it slightly. Therefore, look forward to anything above $48,955.