Jerry recently reviewed the 2015 Chevrolet SS after taking it for a test drive, and now Chevy is out with its official updates for the 2016 Chevrolet SS model year, including new hood vents, new wheels and a new dual-exhaust.
We’ll start with the exterior. The 2016 model looks more aggressive than the outgoing model with gets some tweaks to the front end. It gets new, vertical ducts at the outer edges to direct airflow over the front wheel openings to improve aerodynamic efficiency. It also comes with new LED signature lighting, while new, functional hood vents and new-design 19-inch cast-aluminum wheels contribute to a stronger appearance for the rear-drive sports sedan.
“The 2016 SS design changes more fully express the true driving character of the sedan while further enhancing the car’s overall performance,” said Todd Christensen, Chevrolet Performance Car marketing manager.
A new, dual-mode exhaust system is also new for the 2016 SS mode. It gives a quieter performance at low engine speeds and a more muscular engine note at wide-open throttle. It keeps the same 6.2L V-8 engine under the hood that delivers 415 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque and offers a six-speed manual transmission or a paddle-shift six-speed automatic transmission.
Check out Jerry’s 2015 Chevy SS review here.