2016 Chevy SS Gets a Facelift to Boost Sales

With the new look; the 2016 Chevy SS has the name “collectors’ car” written all over it. While the muscle car hasn’t met the standard sales that many were expecting, the new front face and exterior look of the 2016 SS might finally get people’s juices flowing.

Or at least, those who want to collect cars will get it because it as beautiful as it gets.

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For the 2016 model year, Chevrolet is again tweaking the muscle, a four door sedan. The changes are minor and subtle, but they are enough to attract your attention.

Most of the changes for the 2016 Chevy SS are in the exterior area, where the muscle sedan gets a look very similar to the 2016 Holden VF Commodore Series II, which is the Australian twin sister of the SS. In order to improve aerodynamics, the new front fascia sends air over the front wheels. The move allows Chevy to change the fog lights that were awful and replace them with great looking LED lights. New badge on the front grille, hood vents, 19 inch aluminum wheels round up the change in the interior. And to top the design changes, Chevy also ads the signature and new color, the Slipstream Blue for the exterior.

With all the changes, especially the functional and new hood vents, the 2016 Chevy SS looks more aggressive, despite the same engine under the hood.

As mentioned, General Motors is keeping the current motor in the 2016 model and that is a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 415 ponies under the hood. What is different is the exhaust system, that Chevy promises it will be quieter during lower speeds. However, the exhaust system will go into overdrive and release angrier sounds at higher speeds. For transmission, the prospective buyers can choose between 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox. With the news that the production of the Chevy SS might end after 2017, manual gearbox should be a more popular choice.

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The big question for the Chevy SS is whether the muscle sedan will survive in the next few years. In 2017 Holden is set to end production and retire the platform on which the 2016 Chevy SS and previous versions of the SS are based. The Zeta platform will retire in 2017 and the question is whether the Chevrolet SS will go down with it. With the sales of the SS not on the level General Motors want, the scenario is highly plausible.