According to a recent report, General Motors is considering a new rear-wheel drive sports sedan to replace the Chevrolet SS.

According to a recent report, General Motors is considering a new rear-wheel drive sports sedan to replace the Chevrolet SS.

Details are limited but Autocar says the model would be built in the United States and could eventually be offered in Australia by Holden and Holden Special Vehicles (HSV). The report goes on to cite General Motor's Dave Leone who said “If you are a performance enthusiast, then rear-wheel drive is the way to go and that’s the part of the rear-drive Alpha platform will play."

As we have previously reported, General Motor's decision to end Holden production in Australia has left the future of the Chevrolet SS in doubt. However, rumors have indicated the company could begin building the model in the United States by 2015 but nothing is offical as of yet.

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Next-generation Chevrolet SS could be based on the Alpha platform, built in the U.S. - report