2015 Chevrolet SS Order Guide Confirms Manual Transmission, Magnetic Ride

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
2015 chevrolet ss order guide confirms manual transmission magnetic ride

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.

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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.

  • Kcflyer on one hand it at least wont have dirty intake valves like Honda's entire lineup of direct injection ice vehicles. on the other hand a CRV offers more room, more range, faster fueling and lower price, hmm
  • Tassos BTW I thought this silly thing was always called the "Wienermobile".
  • Tassos I have a first cousin with same first and last name as my own, 17 years my junior even tho he is the son of my father's older brother, who has a summer home in the same country I do, and has bought a local A3 5-door hatch kinds thing, quite old by now.Last year he told me the thing broke down and he had to do major major repairs, replace the whole engine and other stuff, and had to rent a car for two weeks in a touristy location, and amazingly he paid more for the rental ( Euro1,500, or $1,650-$1,700) than for all the repairs, which of course were not done at the dealer (I doubt there was a dealer there anyway)
  • Tassos VW's EV program losses have already been horrific, and with (guess, Caveman!) the Berlin-Brandenburg Gigafactory growing by leaps and bounds, the future was already quite grim for VW and the VW Group.THis shutdown will not be so temporary.The German Government may have to reach in its deep pockets, no matter how much it hates to spend $, and bail it out."too big to fail"?
  • Billccm I had a 1980 TC3 Horizon and that car was as reliable as the sun. Underappreciated for sure.