The Chevy SS might be getting even better for 2015.
If you recently purchased a 2014 Chevrolet SS, you might want to hang on to that receipt - the bowtie brand will reportedly update its performance sedan with a manual transmission and a Magnetic Ride Control suspension for the 2015 model year.
Citing inside sources, Motor Trend claims that Chevrolet will update the SS with a third pedal and high-tech suspension as early as this summer. The 2014 version of the SS is available exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission and a conventional suspension setup.
The addition of the manual transmission shouldn't require much effort from General Motors as the Holden Commodore on which the SS is based is already offered with a six-speed stick in Australia. GM uses its Magnetic Ride Control on performance vehicles like the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Cadillac CTS Vsport and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
No tweaks are planned for the SS' 415 horsepower 6.2L V8, but the manual transmission should clip a few tenths off of the sedan's 5.0 second 0-60 time.
At this time it remains unclear if the Magnetic Ride Control suspension will be standard equipment or an optional extra. Judging by pricing for other Chevy models, than manual transmission should shave at least a grand from the SS' $43,475 asking price.
Photos by Andrew Ganz.