The 2016 Chevrolet SS Sedan gets a facelift and some tweaks
Chevrolet announced to be implementing some new changes to the 2016 Chevrolet SS sedan, that is until it sadly meets its demise in 2017.
So what’s new for the best sports sedan to ever come from Chevrolet that nobody’s buying? Well, for starters, it gets a traditional facelift, meaning a slightly revised front bumper that’s not only about looks, but function as well since it’s designed with larger lower ducts to channel more air to the front wheels to aid the cooling of the brakes.
Some new LED day-time runners are also equipped, though for the most part, you’d have to put the original SS sedan and the new SS next to each other to tell the difference.
The 6.2L LT3 V8 gets carried over, pretty much unchanged to still churn out 415hp and 415 lb-ft of twist to the rear wheels, via a six-speed automatic or manual, though it’s been given a new active exhaust system. It functions with two modes, allowing it to be quieter at lower speeds and louder at heavier throttle inputs.
For the pres release, check it out below.
2016 Chevrolet SS Designed for Performance
DETROIT – Building on the performance-oriented updates made to the Chevrolet SS last year, the 2016 model features several exterior enhancements that reinforce its presence on the road.
A revised front fascia features new, vertical ducts at the outer edges to direct airflow over the front wheel openings to improve aerodynamic efficiency. The fascia also incorporates new LED signature lighting, while new, functional hood vents and new-design 19-inch cast-aluminum wheels contribute to a stronger appearance for the rear-drive sports sedan.
“The 2016 SS design changes more fully express the true driving character of the sedan while further enhancing the car’s overall performance,” said Todd Christensen, Chevrolet Performance Car marketing manager.
What hasn’t changed is the SS’s unique blend of performance, comfort and spaciousness. It features a 6.2L V-8 engine under the hood and turns out an SAE-certified 415 horsepower (310 kW) and 415 lb-ft of torque (563 Nm), and offers a six-speed manual transmission or a paddle-shift six-speed automatic transmission.
A new, dual-mode exhaust system for 2016 complements the V-8 engine with quieter performance at low engine speeds and a more muscular engine note at wide-open throttle.
– By: Chris Chin