Confirmed: 2015 Chevy SS to get stick shift, Magnetic Ride Control [Update]by Nat Shirley
A stick shift option and standard adaptive suspension will give the SS a boost for 2015.
A dealer order guide has confirmed earlier rumors that the Chevrolet SS will soon benefit from two enthusiast-friendly updates.
Currently available only with a conventional suspension and six-speed automatic, Chevrolet's rear-wheel-drive performance sedan will return for the 2015 model year with a newly standard Magnetic Ride Control system and an optional six-speed manual.
Magnetic Ride Control, found in other sporting GM models like the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Cadillac CTS Vsport, is capable of adjusting the dampers in the blink of an eye to ensure flatter cornering as well as a smoother ride.
Expected to be an extra-cost item, the stick shift will feature a 3.70 rear-axle ratio in place of the automatic's 3.27. It will also do without the slushbox's remote start system.
Other model year change include the addition of five new colors - Regal Peacock Green, Some Like It Hot Red, Jungle Green Metallic, Perfect Blue and Alchemy Purple - as well as the inclusion of OnStar with 4G LTE WiFi hotspot capability.
The SS' 415-horsepower, 415 lb-ft of torque 6.2-liter V8 will carry over into 2015.
Pricing for the 2015 Chevrolet SS has not yet been announced.
*Update - Car and Driver reports that the six-speed manual will be a no-cost option.
Photos by Andrew Ganz.