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Old 04-01-2013, 11:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2014 Chevrolet SS: Up Close



One of the unfortunate effects of Pontiac getting the boot back in 2009 was the G8's premature departure. We don't miss much else of Pontiac, just the V-8-powered, rear-wheel-drive G8 GT. With the 2014 Chevrolet SS, we kind of get the G8 back in the form of a full-size sedan with a V-8 and rear-wheel drive but with a Chevrolet badge instead of a Pontiac one.

The Chevrolet SS takes a huge leap forward in offering a more upscale interior experience compared to the now 5-year-old G8. While both the G8 and SS share development with the Australian Holden Commodore, the SS is based on a next-generation successor of the car the G8 was based on.



Soft-touch materials, red stitching and suede-like highlights on the doors look much more upscale than the somewhat barren G8. Limited use of hard plastic is done well with textures that look like soft-touch materials on the upper dashboard. That area doesn't often come into contact with the driver, so the hard-plastic materials work well in this case.



One area where the G8 still holds up well is the exterior. The SS doesn't look quite as aggressive as the G8's low-slung raked profile. The SS has a little too much Malibu midsize sedan in its rear styling and more of a family-car exterior look instead of a dedicated performance sedan.



It sure is a practical full-size sedan, however, with backseat and cargo room in spades. The rear seat is slightly reclined for a lounging angle, and the trunk's wide, flat floor is gigantic. Three people may be able to fit in the back, though the person in the middle seat might not be too happy with the tall floor hump they'll have to straddle.

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This is one of the few times I can say i'm happy with what Chevrolet has done to the interior. American car makers in general have been horrible at designing interiors, FINALLY Chevrolet is starting to improve.
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Couldn't agree more on both the interior and exterior opinions. I don't think it will take long though for people to start doing their own exterior "modding" and I do believe that the new SS is a great starting platform. JMO
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This is one of the few times I can say i'm happy with what Chevrolet has done to the interior. American car makers in general have been horrible at designing interiors, FINALLY Chevrolet is starting to improve.
It doesn't look like any prior Chevy interior because it's a Holden interior, flipped for left hand drive. But GM is improving. The CTS was a break through interior for them. The Acadia/Outlook/Enclave Ute was also a step forward. Holden has always been ahead of them. They put a lot more care and detail into the design and execution of their interiors, especially on the high end cars.
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