It’s the saddening end to a great era, and we don’t know how to feel about it.
Chevrolet has always been one of the most prevalent manufacturers in the car business. And that has carried into NASCAR, of course.
Chevrolet has a few different types of cars that usually sell pretty well. Those would be the Impala, the Malibu and another two family-sized sedans.
Another model they’ve had is the SS Sedan. That model has been raced in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series since 2013. However, the Sedan has not sold well for Chevrolet.
In 2016, GM sold just 3,013 SS sedans. Which was three times less models sold than the Impala and Malibu.
Because of that, Chevy has officially announced at Monday’s press day for the opening of the North American International Automobile Show that after the 2017 model of the Sedan SS, they will not be continuing with that model.
Jim Campbell, Chevrolet’s racing boss, said in a statement Monday that although they’ve made this huge announcement, they are not ready to introduce the successor to the SS.
“It was already known that the Chevrolet SS was going to be discontinued in 2017. That information was originally announced last summer. As you know, we don’t talk about future projects. We’ll make any announcement regarding our next Cup entry at the appropriate time.”
Now we are left to wonder what car the manufacturer will submit for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series come 2018. Since Chevy only has two other large sedans, the Impala and the Malibu, it would only make sense if one of those models became the replacement for the SS.
However, we never really know for sure!