Chevrolet Shows Off its Wares for SEMA

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Chevrolet SS Sport Concept

Chevrolet showed off previews of five performance-oriented concepts its hauling out to SEMA November 4 through 7 in Las Vegas, including the SS Sport, Sonic, Impala and Cruze.


“Chevrolet’s 2015 passenger car lineup is one of the strongest and most competitive in the industry, offering customers a wide range of great-looking, great-driving and well-connected choices,” said Paul Edwards, vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “They’re personal cars, too, and these concepts suggest possibilities of how to amplify Chevrolet’s heritage of performance and fun-to-drive spirit to make them even more personal.”

SS Sport concept

Chevrolet SS Sport Concept

The SS is a pretty hot car on its own, but the SS Sport dials it up with a number of unique treatments including:

  • Enhanced Some Like It Red Hot exterior with body-color door handles and mirrors
  • Chevrolet Accessories grille kit, fog lamp bezels, side fender vents and rear spoiler
  • Chevrolet Accessories stripes for the hood and deck lid
  • Chevrolet Accessories high-gloss black 20-inch wheels – 20 x 8.5-inch in front and 20 x 9-inch in the rear
  • Chevrolet Accessories wheel caps with the Holden logo
  • Chevrolet Accessories sport pedal kit and cargo net
  • Chevrolet Accessories floor mats and cargo tray with the Holden logo.

Power for the Chevrolet SS is still the LS3 V-8, with 415hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. A new six-speed manual transmission comes on line this year, as well as the six-speed, paddle-shift automatic.

2015 also ushers in Magnetic Ride Control from the Corvette, and new Brembo rear brakes.

Sonic Performance concept


The Sonic isn’t exactly what you think of when you think “Chevy Performance,” but the Performance concept has a lot going for it including:

  • A Chevrolet Performance Stage Kit, cold-air induction and a high-flow exhaust system allowing the 1.4L turbo engine to produce more power for a more exciting driving experience
  • A track-tuned suspension system developed by Chevrolet Performance. The suspension kit lowers the ride height for a sportier stance
  • Synergy Green exterior color accented with white, offset stripe package
  • Chevrolet Accessories white headlamp rings, tail lamp rings, grille surround, mirror covers and rear spoiler
  • Concept ground effects package
  • Chevrolet Accessories 17-inch aluminum wheels in white
  • Chevrolet Accessories carpeted floor mats, door sills and sport pedals.


Sonic Accessories concept


The Accessories concept for the Sonic includes a lot of trim, but none of the go-fast goodies from the Performance concept:

  • Summit White exterior color with an offset matte black stripe
  • Chevrolet Accessories white headlamp rings and tail lamp rings
  • Chevrolet Accessories black grille surround, mirror covers and rear spoiler
  • Chevrolet Accessories black 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Chevrolet Performance suspension kit with lowered ride height
  • Chevrolet Accessories carpeted floor mats, door sills and sport pedals.


The Sonic features the Ecotec 1.4L turbo rated at 138hp and 148 lb-ft of torque in a wide 1,850 to 4,900 rpm range.

Impala Blackout concept


The Impala Blackout concept features a Chevrolet Accessories black grille surround, rear spoiler, painted mirror caps and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

The all-black, leather-trimmed interior features custom trim plates with a wire mesh pattern, along with Chevrolet Accessories stainless steel sills  and a sport pedal kit.


All of the accents in the Impala Blackout concept are available throughout he Chevrolet Accessories catalog.

Cruze RS Plus concept


The Cruze RS Plus concept is sprayed in custom Wildfire Metallic paint, along with unique lower body moldings and a custom rear spoiler. A twin-stripe package in matte black is available from Chevrolet Accessories.

Inside, the Jet Black interior shines brighter with a Chevrolet Accessories ambient lighting kit and illuminated door sills. It also features a sport pedal kit and a Kicker®  subwoofer and amplifier kit.


Under the hood, the concept’s aggressive styling is matched with a performance-enhancing stage kit from Chevrolet Performance, as well as a concept fresh-air intake system for the 1.4L turbo engine.

Craig Fitzgerald

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