The rear-wheel drive Holden Commodore is inching closer to the abyss and many assumed that also sealed the fate for the Chevrolet SS. However, Chevrolet Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser suggested that might not be the case.
Speaking with CarAdvice, Oppenheiser said the company hasn't confirmed plans to phase out the Chevy SS and "maybe" the model could be replaced. The engineer went on to say the SS hasn't been an overwhelming success but it "sells what it’s supposed to" and noted the 2017 model is going to be "great."
When pushed for details about a potential successor, Oppenheiser refused to say whether or not the car could be equipped with a V8 engine or a right-hand drive configuration. He went on to say "I support whatever the leadership looks at, and if there’s opportunity, we will take it. If there’s not, we would communicate that."
That's not much to go on but previous reports have suggested General Motors was considering building a rear-wheel drive sports sedan on the Alpha platform that underpins the Chevrolet Camaro and Cadillac ATS / CTS. The car was rumored to be built in the United States and could eventually be offered in Australia.