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Chevrolet SS Production Threatened by Subsidy Spat


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Production of the Holden Commodore-based Chevrolet SS began last month, but the production run could be interrupted soon.

GMs Holden division has threatened to halt vehicle production in Australia if the government doesnt commit to fresh subsidies within two months. While it might seem easy to ignore an issue on the other side of the world, there are implications for the U.S. car market.

Chevrolet spokesperson Afaf Farah confirmed that the SS entered production in August, but declined to comment on how long the limited volume vehicle will be in production. Even in the unlikely event that production of the SS starts and ends before the two-month deadline, the Caprice PPV would be affected. General Motors currently has three operational factories in Australia.

The first shipment of SS sedans is expected to arrive later this year, likely with fewer than 1,000 cars according to past reports. Chevrolet has roughly 3,000 stores in the U.S., so even if production isnt impeded, you dont stand very good chance of seeing the 415-hp sedan at a stoplight.

Farah refused to comment on production volumes or when the current SS manufacturing run might end.

Crazy! Sad that a great car may be tarnished by so many setbacks :(

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