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Chevrolet SS Production Starting Soon

GMA reported VF Commodore production has just started while VE Commodore production came to an end
Following the start of VF Commodore production will be the north american Chevrolet SS, read on:



Just days after the last Holden VE Commodore rolled off the assembly line at the Elizabeth plant in South Australia, production for the new VF Commodore commenced, marking the launch of the “most advanced car ever created in Australia.” The first VF model to roll off was a Calais V V8 sedan, which has a recommended retail price of $52,990, plus $550 for the Prussian Steel prestige paint.

According to Holden, the VF Commodore manufacturing process uses an aluminium bonnet (the hood) and boot (the trunk) lid for the first time on an Australian car, and highlights the skills and capabilities of Australian manufacturing. Key supplier to Holden, Hirotec, stamps these aluminium panels in Adelaide before delivering them to Holden. Combined, these two aluminium components save 10.4kg (22.9 lbs) compared to conventional steel pressings. These new panels are equally as strong as the outgoing steel units but are 30 percent lighter – offering significant weight and fuel economy savings.

The new VF Commodore arrives in showrooms in June 2013, recommended retail prices start at $34,990 RRP for the automatic Evoke sedan.

Chevrolet SS production will soon follow.

Holden VF Commodore Begins Production, Chevy SS To Follow | GM Authority
 

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aussies are lucky, next month they'll be getting their VF's, our wait will be longer but do u know when?

july?
august?
sept?
heard august at the earliest, might be best to start asking dealerships when they are scheduled to be getting their own SS if they were brave enough to make that move.
 

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that car is the Calais V version, the aus SS is the same as the US version, the Calais V & SSV redline are almost the same car with a different style, their was a push for Buick to sell the Calais but GM said no, Holden/chev ok Holden/Buick no.
It looks like just the front clip & grill are different
 

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SS front would look best if it had a gloss black front, gloss black bowtie, and no inner amber turn signal lens. if i get the SS these are things I would do

 

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I'm hoping they'll get here by summers end! I also hope theres enough room under the bonnet to clear a supercharger too.
 

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Supercharger kits will be on some Aussie SS's within hours of leaving the showroom, of that I garantee fitment to be a piece of cake.
 

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one thing i spotted in the two SS pics from TT C6 is the Holden has a flat front plate recess where the Chev has a flat bumper and a vertical centre line crease.
not a good clean fit for a US state with front plate laws, will the aus front plate bumper be available for the US or will a mounting bracket need to be screwed in to mount a plate
 

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If you want a blown V8 sedan, why not just buy the Cadillac CTS-V ???

The selling point of the SS Sedan is as an entry level V8 sedan.
When the price rises, the SS Sedan stops making sense.
Especially after spending the additional $6-$10k for forced induction. (blower, dyno tune, headers, possible fuel system modifications, etc)
Very true, it might be one of the reasons why selling a U.S. market GTS HSV would be complex. Obviously it will be priced higher than the SS and as the SS gets higher in price.... it's time to start considering a CTS-V.

article on a possible U.S.-bound GTS HSV: http://www.ssforums.com/forum/chevy-ss-lounge/1274-gts-head-hsv-export-push.html
 
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