New 2021 Chevy Cruze SS Rumors, Specs
New 2021 Chevy Cruze SS Rumors, Specs – Over the years, we expect Chevy to return its sporty SS model. Cars like the Cobalt SS, the TrailBlazer SS, and even the HHR SS were very cool at the time, but Chevy hasn’t replaced any of those with the new SS models in 2021. At least, that’s what we thought.
After the cobalt SS came out of production at 2010, Chevy never decided to build his successor SS version, CRUZE. At the 2018 São Paulo Motor Show, however, Chevy finally exhibited a sporty hatchback model based on CRUZE. That’s right, after almost a decade-long hiatus, the SS name is back with CRUZE SS Concept.
New 2021 Chevy Cruze SS Rumors, Specs
2021 Chevy Cruze SS Concept
Let’s start with what’s awesome here. The CRUZE SS concept is powered by a small 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, which has been tuned to produce a horsepower of 295. For reference, the stock 1.4-liter Ecotec engine only develops 153 HP. Unfortunately, all that Grunt is still sent to the front wheels alone, although Chevy says it makes significant modifications to the suspension. In the other disappointing news, this concept is supported by the automatic transmission, not a manual.
Chevy doesn’t let go of any performance specs, so it is the one who guesses how fast it really is. Visually, The CRUZE SS has been given a black gloss accent including black 20-inch wheels with a red brake caliper.
Inside, the front seat has been replaced with a racing bucket along with harness, though the rest of the interior looks disappointing like the CRUZE stock.
We have reached out to Chevy for more details on the car, although it seems like the company goes out of the way to not publicize it. It’s a sporty hatchback that we’ve been clamoring for, but Chevy decides to reveal it at a smaller show in South America than a big car show like Detroit or LA. If we have to guess, this concept has almost zero chance for production in South America or USA.
Maybe if enough people email Chevy ask one, the company could put it into production. Too bad most people will never see it because Chevy doesn’t even announce the car on any of the major social media accounts.
Ever since the Chevy hatchback CRUZE out, we have felt that it has the potential to be a solid competitor in the affordable hot hatching market. And it’s not like the Chevy has no experience with fast front-drive cars, just saw Cobalt SS. Well, it turns out at least one part of the Chevrolet has the same idea, specifically the Brazilian branch of the American brand. The company builds the concept of CRUZE SS for the car show Sao Paolo.
Chevrolet does not release official images, but you can see them in the video above by the Falando de Carro YouTube channel and was discovered by the GM Authority. It doesn’t look like much, because it only uses American CRUZE RS factory body kits and a set of 20-inch wheels.
2021 Chevy Cruze SS Interior
2021 Chevy Cruze SS Engine
But under the hood, a small 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder has met up to 296 horsepower! Chevy does not provide specifics, but looking at the Bay engine, it has a variety of upgrades including high flow intake, upgraded turbochargers, and intercooler pipes, and, most importantly, what the larger turbocharger looks like. There are almost certain upgrades to the machine computer and possibly the fuel injection system as well, to handle the extra boost. If anyone speaks Portuguese, feel free to let us know what the person in the video is saying about the machine.
In addition to upgrading power, interiors and brakes have been given attention. It has a pair of sporty bucket chairs with racing Sparco utilizing in front, and behind, there is a custom sound system. Our video guide also shows us the Slotted brake rotor.
This SS CRUZE sure seems like a sweet package. Unfortunately, don’t expect one production in America in the near term. Chevy seems to have no interest in making CRUZE more enthusiastic friendly, as it has dropped the manual transmission from its lineup to 2019. The company has also made it clear that it plans to combat the currently affordable heat-hatched plant with Camaro, in particular, the Model 4-cylinder 1LE.
That’s certainly a more affordable strategy from the company’s perspective, as no machine should be tweaked, and the suspension has already been developed. That being said, there may be buyers who want performance with practical body styles.