2014 Chevrolet SS Reviews
As Chevy's first v8, rear-wheel-drive operation sedan since 1996, the brand new Chevrolet SS was created to deliver functionality on the road and in the track. It joins the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray and revamped 2014 Camaro to expand Us's favored performance brand.
The fresh SS benefits in the proven, race-tested, global rear-wheel drive architecture this is the basis for the Camaro, Caprice Cops Patrol Car and Holden's VF Commodore.
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MacPherson strut front and multi-link independent rear suspension geometry
Electronic power-steering system, optimized for sport driving
Shaped aluminum wheels, wrapped in ultra-high-performance Bridgestone tires: 1-9 x 8.5-inch wheels with 245/40ZR19 tires in front; 1-9 x 9-inch wheels with 275/35ZR19 tires in the rear.
Management is also optimized with a virtually 50/50 weight distribution and a reduced center of gravity - traits made possible in part by the aluminum hood and rear deck-lid that are 30% lighter than conventional steel panels.
The SS's handsomeness combine performance clues and premium details. Staggered front and back wheels, which are pushed out to the corners, accentuate the athletic, muscular stance of the SS. Up front, the aluminum hood includes a refined "power-bulge" hinting at the ability of the engine underneath.
In the back, the tapered, tear-drop shape lends to enhanced aerodynamic performance. Premium cues contain jewel-like chrome accents, regular high-intensity discharge headlamps and light-emitting diode day-time running lights.
Along the car's sides, a character line goes from your hood to the trunk lid, helping form a traditional wedge shape by additionally accentuating the deep-rooted look and muscular sheet metal. The vehicle tapers at the rear, with the C-column flowing into the deck-lid - a style cue shared with several other Chevrolet sedans.
Bright double-exhaust tips set an exclamation mark on the layout, while delivering the throaty note performance enthusiasts anticipate from their car.
The Chevrolet SS is supplied in five outdoor colors: Silver Ice Metallic, Red Hot 2, Heron White, Phantom Black and Mystic Green Metallic.
Superior, spacious interior
The ample interior of the SS will easily accommodate five grownups, with 42.3 inches of front leg-room (1,074 millimeters) and 39.7 inches (1,008 mm) of rear leg room. Leather seating surfaces are normal, as are 8-way power-adjustable front bucket seats with added side reinforcing that hug the driver and front-passenger in tight-handling scenarios.
The SS emblem is conspicuously stitched onto the soft-touch control panel which features two forms of chrome finishes - a satin polish and bright chrome. During the night, the inside is illuminated by ice-blue ambient lighting.
Climate and other vehicle controls are included infotainment, by an integrated center stack, while the center cabinet of the Wairuna houses extra large double cup holders that can fit a vast range of container The cup-holders are not divided, therefore the space can be useful for small-scale item storage. Fold-out back cup holders are also situated at the base of the center rear seating position. In addition, all four doors contain cup holders. An electric park brake frees up additional space in the centre console.
Two auxiliary power outlets allow concurrent charging of things such as mobile phones, tablet computers and transportable satellite navigation apparatuses. One is located inside the coated central storage games console; the other wall socket is conveniently accessible in the forward compartment at the foot of the instrument panel, which can be illuminated through the night by surrounding Ice Blue lighting.
The SS interior is offered alone in black, plus a power sunroof can be found.
Chevrolet's next-era MyLink infotainment program is normal in the SS and is reached via an eight-inch color touch screen.
Besides icons covering every thing from navigation to mobile to music apps such as Pandora.com, Chevy's following-gen MyLink is built to adapt new aspects and enhancements and be highly customizable. It also signifies Chevy's first use of natural language voice recognition that enables customers to safely put calls, enter locations, search media, play music and manage other capabilities simply by telling the vehicle what to do.
The system can save as many as 60 favorites, including radio stations (AM/FM/XM), contacts, destinations, songs along with other media. This attribute is convenient for those who travel to an identical destination frequently and desire to save locations including restaurants and hotels.
On its eight-inch display, users can fling through swipe, lists and drag just as they might on a tablet. Users with appropriate smartphones can match them with MyLink utilizing Bluetooth or an USB link. This allows the ability to play travellers' music or other media through the vehicle.
The 6.2L LS3 small-block V8 is the power behind the Empire Simba's driving experience. The motor's torque is channeled to the back axle, which has a 3.27 ratio for an excellent feeling of operation.
A sport-tuned suspension complements the powertrain with driving refinement and managing art. The leading suspension is a MacPherson-strut-based multi-hyperlink system having a direct-acting stabilizer bar. It includes a forward-mounted steering rack and dual lower links with individual ball joints in the outside ends. A hydraulically damped bushing is used in the forward end of the stress link for improved ride isolation.
It has large lateral rigidity for handling through three lateral ball joints per side with enhanced longitudinal conformity. A caoutchouc isolated suspension frame isolates the body from route imperfections and drivetrain vibrations. The inclusion of more light-weight aluminum parts, such as the front steering knuckle and tension arms, produces tremendous ride and handling characteristics.
Four-wheel disc brakes are standard and have track-able Brembo front brakes, with four-piston, twopiece aluminum front calipers and substantial, 1-4-inch (355 mm) two piece front rotors. The aluminum front calipers provide increased rigidity to lessen fluid displacement and caliper deformation without including weight. The result is an augmentation to braking sense and entire vehicle dynamics.
The Chevrolet SS's steering mechanism uses a variable-assist electric power steering system (EPS) that saves fuel by drawing electricity only when the wheels are turned. The variable-effort layout provides greater attempt at higher speeds and ignitor parking endeavors at low speed, for a more direct steering feel. The system is also calibrated to detect steady driver steering wheel load as a result of factors like road camber and crosswind. The system will compensate to cut back steering effort into a more neutral degree and decrease possible driver fatigue.
Chevrolet SS safety details
The all-new 2014 SS offers an extensive assortment of normal safety features. It uses advanced technologies - including radiolocation - to help avoid crashes. Visual and audible alerts, depending on the attribute, help motorists identify possible crash situations. They're made to identify potential dangers with adequate warning to supply the driver time to respond and create changes.
2014 Chevrolet SS
SS can also be the first Chevrolet to provide Automatic Parking Assist, which offers handsfree parking aid. This normal attributes uses an ultrasonic sensing system to find the breadth and depth of either parallel or inverse right angle parking While the driver controls the throttle, transmission and brake, Automatic Parking Aid controls the steering input signals necessary to park the car.
OnStar's RemoteLink Mobile App enables smartphone users to command vehicle functions, access vehicle information and send directions directly to the vehicle. A decide-in-service called FamilyLink permits subscribers to stay connected to loved ones by inspecting the place of their vehicle on the internet or by registering for vehicle location alarms.
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