In these days when reviving old nameplates is a pretty common thing, a comeback of the legendary mid-size car doesn’t sound unlikely at all. If we can rely on numerous unofficial reports that circulate on the network, there is a big chance to see 2022 Chevrolet Chevelle SS already in the next year. According to them, Chevy secretly works on an all-new model that will be a nice addition to the company’s already wider palette of models. Still, exact details about the potentially upcoming model are still unknown.
- Stong V8 engine
- RWD layout
- Attractive, Camaro-inspired styling
- Probably won’t come
- Thirsty engines
There are several reports about the new 2022 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, but the interesting thing about them is that they aren’t coordinated at all. On one side, many experts believe that the new 2022 Chevrolet Chevelle SS will be closely related to the new 2022 Malibu. The Malibu is very popular these days, and its mid-size proportions seem perfect for this occasion. However, the problem is in the platform, which comes in an FF layout, while the original Chevelle features RWD. So, there is a big chance to see the new model in a close relation with Camaro. This means riding on the Alpha platform and rear-wheel drive. Also, this would definitely mean a large V8 engine in the offer, at least as an optional feature.
Considering that Alpha platform seems more likely, the 2022 Chevrolet Chevelle SS probably won’t come in coupe layout. The original Chevelle was available in all kinds of body styles, but this one will most likely come exclusively as a 4-door sedan. This means much more space compared to Camaro. In this case, the key rival should be Dodge Charge. The current generation of this muscle sedan is pretty old and rides on an outdated platform. However, latest reports suggest soon redesign, so two models will probably be on par when it comes to things like materials quality, infotainment technology, list of standard equipment etc.
Considering the “SS” designation, it seems pretty much for sure that the new model will come with a V8 engine. Two engines are potential candidates. The first one is a 5.3-liter unit, which currently delivers around 355 horsepower, though we could see a nice power boost for this occasion. On the other side, there is a larger 6.2-liter V8, which in the Camaro LT1 delivers around 455 horsepower. Besides 2022 Chevrolet Chevelle SS version, the new mid-size car should also come with some smaller engine, reserved for base versions. Most likely it will be a 3.6-liter V6, though a new 2.7-liter unit with 310 horsepower also seems quite possible. Expect both manual and automatic transmissions in the offer.
2020 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Release Date and Price
At the moment, the 2022 Chevrolet Chevelle SS is still just a rumor. We didn’t hear anything about the new model from the company. Still, many reports suggest its arrival in the next year. When it comes to the price, some reports suggest it could start at $40,000.