It seems fairly clear that these aren’t photographs of actual cars. I say that because cars that are in similar postilions, from image to image, are posed identically. Perfectly, identically. Right down to the light bursts everything about the cars stay the same, only the surroundings change. It really doesn’t make a difference to me. If true, the quality is phenomenal and their capabilities are to be commended. Five years ago, digital renderings were obvious.

Here’s another shot of the rear end.

2014 Chevrolet SS rear

At this angle the side vent, located in the front fender, looks absolutely essential to the profile. In the front three-quarter angle, the vent doesn’t appear to harmonize with its surroundings as well. My guess is that seeing it in person, in three dimensions, will make all the difference.

Chevy’s new trunk lid and tail light designs on their three largest sedans (SS, Impala and Malibu) have a family resemblance that is present but not obvious. They’d have to be in proximity to each other for most to notice. The lenses on the two newest designs, SS and Impala, seem simple with Malibu’s getting the prize for most busy; something I hope gets changed in its upcoming refresh.

Let’s move inside. Below, is the interior of the SS.

2014 Chevrolet SS interior front

Nice. Very nice. I’m not going to spend time going over specific features (I’ve attached the press release at the end of this post) but here are a few:

  • Color, in-dashboard touch screen that supports Chevrolet MyLink and the next-generation navigation system
  • Bose Nine-speaker premium sound system
  • Color heads-up display
  • Push-button start
  • StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear-vision camera Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Automatic Parking Assist (provides hands-free parking help)

Here are some close-ups of the center stack and the gauges.

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2014 Chevrolet SS interior

Sophisticated yet clean. Surface shapes and materials look fantastic. The press release describes satin and bright metalwork for interior trim.

The instruments are straight-forward (almost simplistic) but the heads-up display and full-color screen nestled amongst gauge cylinders no doubt offer myriad data to the driver.


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