This is great news, if it turns out to be true.
The 2016 Chevy SS is the muscle sedan that enthusiasts were begging for. So far, the car has only been around for two model years, and previous rumors suggested it wasn't going to live on much longer. If you're a fan of the big, RWD sedan, we may have some good news. In an interview with Car Advice, Chevrolet Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser said that there is a strong chance that the SS will get a replacement. When the SS was mentioned, Oppenheiser said that the SS “sells what it’s supposed to,” when referring to the less than stellar sales.
For the 2017 model year, GM will have some important decisions to make with the SS's Zeta platform. With Australian production set to end in 2017, everyone has speculated that the SS will go out with one last LS3-powered swan song. However, when talking about the model's obvious discontinuation, Oppenheiser claimed that "I didn’t say we were going out. I didn’t say it, he said it (pointing at the interviewer)." When prodded a little further about the replacement, Oppenheiser stated that he wasn't at liberty to say more. Perhaps the SS will live on! It may lose a few cylinders and gain a few turbochargers, but rest assured GM's badass RWD sedan may not be dead after all.