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Old 10-22-2012, 11:41 AM
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Re: Chevy SS/Commodore VF Renderings

I don't see that at all looking at the race car and camo shots. I see a smaller jelly bean opening up top and on the bottom, a large trapezoidal opening with the long end at the top.



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Old 10-22-2012, 12:00 PM
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Yea the camo'd mule and the Sprint car test car look very much alike. Both have that large trapezoid opening under the grill. I don't see that in the artist renditions.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:06 PM
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Well, no matter. The car will be unveiled within 4 months, and we'll no doubt be seeing pics on the internet before that so we won't have to wait very much longer.
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Better front view of what appears to be a big lower opening and a smaller upper grill with no break for the Bowtie spear/bar thingy.

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Old 10-26-2012, 02:14 AM
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At the Chevrolet Teat Drive during the State Fair of Texas, the line for the convertible Camaro SS's was longest, followed by the Volt & then the Spark. I wish I would have driven a Spark

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Old 11-13-2012, 10:11 PM
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More pics here......this time a wagon!! I wonder if we are going to get a wagon version of the SS in North America?

I do love my current G8 and can easily see myself getting one of these when the G8 gets long in the tooth......

My only regret with my G8 is that I didn't get the V8. If this new VF/SS gets a variant of the Gen5 LT1 (which is most likely)......I'll most definitely trade in my V6 G8 for one of these!!

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Old 11-14-2012, 07:27 AM
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The Ute would have a better chance. Not sure about the LT1. Rumors are for the LS3 and possibly the LSA.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:02 PM
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Plus one other thing...

The Chevy Spark wasn't predicted to sell anywhere near the numbers they're selling, and GM is scrambling to get more to dealers. This has some people at GM rethinking some of the other vehicles they don't think would sell here, and the Ute is one vehicle on the list

What else is on that list? Small, RWD Coupe as an entry level car slotted below Camaro would be killer. Give that car a wagon version and then you'd have a new Chevy Nomad which had a lot of support for production in the past. imho, I think they would both be hits.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:09 PM
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Re: Chevy SS/Commodore VF Renderings

The SS will have a version of Chevy's new grille like the Imala, ZL1, and Traverse. They call it tribar, but I don't see much consistancy.







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That's just the angle of the picture. It's a picture that was leaked a month or so after Ed Welburn was down there to approve it. There's probably been some minor changes since then (ie: grill texture, etc) but that's the nose.

Here's an artist's version, and outside of the headlights it's also close.





The US has a heavy duty on imported trucks, which is why all foreign car makers assemble their pickup trucks here.

However, about 6 years ago, the US signed a Free Trade Agreement that lifted it for all vehicles shipped between Australia and the US.... which is why we had the G8 ST less than 6 months from showrooms until GM killed Pontiac and filed for bankruptcy.

There's currently nothing keeping the Holden Ute from the US.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:03 AM
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The grill will end up looking more like the Impala than the Malibu.
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The grill will end up looking more like the Impala than the Malibu.
That is what the car and driver rendering have.



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Re: Chevy SS/Commodore VF Renderings

Still not quite right. The lower grill opening will be much larger than the upper opening.

Commodore spy shots - Should be similar to the SS:



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From Team Chevy's FB post today:

It's the time you've been waiting for! We will be unveiling the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chevrolet SS, and you could watch it in person! Itís taking place at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Casino Las Vegas on November 29 at 9:00-10:00 a.m. PST. The first 400 people to register at www.gmprogramhq.com/chevyssdebut will be able to attend. Must be 18 years of age or older and present valid photo ID at the venue. Transportation, parking and other expenses not included. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Offer available while supplies last or through November 28, 2012.
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We still have to wait until the Daytona 500 next February to see the actual car.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:54 PM
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Considering changing from buying Commodores. Test drove the Toyota 86 GTS. Such a fun little RWD car and cheap.
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