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.

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“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

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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.

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Sonic Accessories concept

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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.

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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

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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.

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

Cruze RS Plus concept

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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.

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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.

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