A few months, rumors suggested General Motors was developing a new rear-wheel drive sports sedan to replace the Chevrolet SS. However, a "well placed" GM executive has dismissed that idea.

A few months ago, rumors suggested General Motors was developing a new rear-wheel drive sports sedan to replace the Chevrolet SS. However, a "well placed" GM executive has dismissed that idea.

Speaking to Motoring, the unnamed executive said there are no plans to replace the Chevrolet SS when production ends in Australia in late 2017. This is surprising news as multiple reports indicated the car would replaced by an Alpha-based model that would be built in the United States.

In related news, the executive said the company has frozen plans to offer a right-hand drive version of the 2016 Camaro. The program hasn't officially been cancelled but the insider says a RHD Camaro is now "highly unlikely."

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