It looks like we could see some very interesting novelties from GM in the near future. According to some reports, the company plans to bring back the legendary nameplate, which has been out of use for more than four decades. It looks we are about to see the 2021 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. The legendary muscle car has been replaced with Chevy Malibu way back in the ’70s, but the company allegedly wants to make the offer more interesting, so a model like this would definitely have a positive impact on the overall demand. At this point, it’s just a rumor, so take this article with a big reserve.
- Return of the legendary nameplate
- Powerful engine
- Spacious cabin
- Still just a rumor
- Probably won’t come
At this point, it is hard to talk about details but we may presume that the new model would use the same platform as Camaro. This means a good old Alpha platform, with RWD layout and lots of power under the hood.
In terms of the styling, it’s hard to tell whether the new 2021 Chevrolet Chevelle SS would resemble the legendary pony, or we are about to see a little bit more conventional approach. Some sources suggest we are about to see a 4-door sedan layout, so there could be a lot of similarities with the recently-refreshed Malibu as well.
On the inside, we count on the typical Chevy layout. This would mean not a particularly high level of quality, which is one of the main reasons why this manufacturer offers some of the most affordable models in most segments. In this case, an attractive price would be needed as well.
On the other side, we count on a spacious and comfortable cabin, with plenty of legroom in both rows. A large cargo area is another thing we expect to see in 2021 Chevrolet Chevelle SS.
2021 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Engine
When it comes to powertrain, we have no doubt that the company would rely on a proven 6.2-liter V8 unit. Considering that we are talking about the “SS” badged model, that probably won’t be the base version of this engine, which delivers around 420 horsepower.
We would rather see a 455-hp version from the Camaro, though some additional power boost is possible as well. We count on an 8-speed automatic transmission, though a manual gearbox should be offered as well.
2021 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Release Date and Price
The 2021 Chevrolet Chevelle SS is just a rumor at the moment, but there are some reports that we could see it already in the next year. When it comes to the price, we presume that base versions would roughly go around $40,000.