2015 Chevrolet SS Order Guide Confirms Manual Transmission, Magnetic Ride

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Those who were waiting for the Chevrolet SS to have a manual transmission to go with its Australian power, they can now breathe: The order guide confirms the 2015 model will that, as well as the Magnetic Ride suspension.

Jalopnik reports one of their commentariat had looked through General Motors’ online Fleet Order guide when they came upon the revelations. In addition, more of the commentariat pointed out a number of new colors 2015 SS owners could drool over, including Regal Peacock Green and Alchemy Purple; Dodge and SRT may have to dust off a few oldies to keep up.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Moparmann Moparmann on Jul 22, 2014

    Too bad this drivetrain is not in the new Impala...IMHO THAT would hearken back to the "SS was not so different" days. Oh yes, and in a perfect world, I could have this set up in a TWO DOOR body style!! :-)

  • Pacificpom2 Pacificpom2 on Jul 23, 2014

    It is a shame that the Commodore got a pumped up & out Malibu styling makeover. That would be a result of head office dictating that (1) the car has to appeal to a different (universal, non offensive) set of tastes to suit it's new market, (2) not a great deal of money to redesign anyway, (3) why spend money on a dead end product anyway. Unfortunately even in its home market it looks like a big Malibu, not a home grown car. So when they made the decision to sell the Malibu along side the Commodore and make the Commodore look like a Malibu. Well the sales of each vehicle make the point. The Australian sense of what is stylish and tasteful is definitely differently to American taste and sense of style. Australians prefer the sleeper look rather than the "look at me" brigade.

    • Thelaine Thelaine on Jul 23, 2014

      I must have an Australian sense of style - to the extent Australians have a sense of style - which, from my observation, consists of conspicuously pretending they don't. Anyway, give me a roomy plain-wrap sedan that has guts and handles predictably and I am happy. I used to have a 1996 Buick Regal with a sweet V-6. Sure, it was a sled. Not bragging about it. But it was cheap and it was pretty fast and the handling was not floaty. The engine was smooth and powerful and reliable as hell. I had a blast with it and drove it hard every day for 165k until my @#$%! niece totaled it. Pretty much invisible to cops. Don't want attention from anyone. Big trunk. 3 adult passengers no problem. Decent mileage. Cheap to run. Yeah, I wish there was a bigger market for hot plain wrap "domestic" sedans. I don't care for the Euro mobiles. The SS is at the top of the auto lust list for me, and I would love the Aussie one and not whatever they come up with after they shut that plant down.

  • GregLocock Not interested at all. Apparently I've got Apple car play but I've never used it in 3 years. The built in nav is ok.
  • Corey Lewis Probably worth about what they're asking, given its condition. The color combo isn't a desirable one, they look sharper in non-beige shades. Like two-tone green, maroon, navy, or gray. The end of the time when MB built its cars properly. No shame in turning up in a clean W126, they'll always command respect.
  • Lou_BC Another way to look at this is the upgrading of hardware and software. ...............The average length of car ownership is 10 - 12 years ....................The average lifetime ownership of a cell phone is 2.5 years. ................................................................... My phone will remain up to date, my vehicle won't. Especially if you buy a new "end of run" model.
  • TheEndlessEnigma "...we could be seeing a foundational shift in how Americans and car buyers see Stellantis products." yeah, I view Stellantis products as being off the cross-shop list. Stellantis is doing an excellent job of killing the Chrysler and Dodge brands and turning Jeep into something it isn't.
  • 2manyvettes 495 hp in a base C8 is more than enough. 800+ hp in a ZR1 is not worth the extra $60k (plus dealer markups). Unless the buyer is going for bragging rights. I remember when the C7 Grand Sport came out, and a reviewer got his hands on one and put it on the track at Lime Rock. His conclusion? Save yourself $15k and skip the Z06 and get a Grand Sport.