Yes, this means a six-speed manual is supposedly on its way.
We were all thrilled when Chevrolet announced over a year ago that it would import the Holden Commodore SS and rebadge it with the famous bowtie. The Chevy SS is, for all intents and purposes, a somewhat restyled and improved Pontiac G8. However – and this was a big deal for many – Chevy didn’t offer the 2014 SS with a manual transmission. Buyers had to settle for a six-speed automatic. No choice whatsoever.
Because of that, Chevy took a fair amount of justified criticism. Fortunately, Chevy is making things right again for model year 2015. Motor Trend is claiming that not only will a six-speed manual be offered beginning this summer, but the big rear-wheel-drive sedan will also receive GM’s magnetic ride control – very same high-tech suspension system found on the new Corvette Stingray and various new Cadillacs. Chevy has so far not confirmed any of this, but rumor has it the updated SS will debut at the Woodward Dream Cruise in August.