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Old 08-29-2012, 03:53 PM   #26
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Name recognition is too important to marketing these days, more people recognize the SS nameplate than LS/LT.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:57 PM   #27
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Name recognition is too important to marketing these days, more people recognize the SS nameplate than LS/LT.
LS and LT have been around for a long time too. Not nearly as long as SS but for over 30 years.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:58 PM   #28
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Or they could just remove all confusion completely and name the car what it really is.

Chevrolet Commodore.
if they are going to name it what it really is then why not Chevy G8?

i hate the Commodore name. (i know that's the australian platform of it)
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:08 PM   #29
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Because G8 was a VE Commodore. This is a VF Commodore.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:10 PM   #30
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Because G8 was a VE Commodore. This is a VF Commodore.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:12 PM   #31
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LS and LT have been around for a long time too. Not nearly as long as SS but for over 30 years.
True true. From a marketing stand point I'm still not sure why the ZL1 wasn't called a Z28 but obviously they know something I don't because its selling well regardless.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:26 PM   #32
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True true. From a marketing stand point I'm still not sure why the ZL1 wasn't called a Z28 but obviously they know something I don't because its selling well regardless.
Like I said, they are saving it for the 6th gen to replace the ZL1
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:36 PM   #33
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I predicted the Z28 will replace the ZL1 for the 6th Gen. The other models will remain.
I Whole Heartly Agree With You On This - 6th Gen's Will Be Z/28
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:40 PM   #34
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That does bring up the issue of what will happen if a V6 model ever materializes.
V8 = SS
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:50 PM   #35
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I thought that the SS name was just a temporary nameplate holder for the new 2014 SS? I figure they'd give it a proper name once they unveil it.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:58 PM   #36
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I think if they named the car "SS" it would get pretty confusing. The "SS" should be a package that the Camaro comes in. Are they thinking of doing away with the "LS" and "LT" packages even if they still have a V6 option? At first I liked the idea of just calling it a Camaro and it either having a V6 or a V8 in it (meaning no "Z28" name), but now if they bring back the Z28 name it should go like this:

Z28 = V8
Camaro = V6

Isn't that how it was for the 3rd and 4th Generations?
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:08 PM   #37
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If they DO decide to name that car the SS, which I really hope they don't... I wonder if you can get an SS SS?
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:11 PM   #38
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Remember, this is GM, where marketing is not job #1......(ford pun)................

however, remember when they had both the Chevy and GMC "Suburbans" for years.......so GMC marketing became "We are professional grade", since about 1998 or so, it is like Progessive Insurance's "Flo" spokeswoman, just can't shake it.

Anyways, in GMC's and GM's infinite wisdom, hiring a marketing consultant, paying them more than 1,000 genuine warranty claims............they rename the GMC Suburban..............YUKON XL..............as the GMC version of the Tahoe is Yukon..............and by the way, it took years and $$$$, many $$$$ to change the name of Chevy Blazer to Tahoe and Jimmy to Yukon...................and you wonder why they are broke.

Now go home and bow to your Camaro, and your Vette, as those are the last two gasps out of Chevy GM in years.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:06 PM   #39
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Remember, this is GM, where marketing is not job #1......(ford pun)................

however, remember when they had both the Chevy and GMC "Suburbans" for years.......so GMC marketing became "We are professional grade", since about 1998 or so, it is like Progessive Insurance's "Flo" spokeswoman, just can't shake it.

Anyways, in GMC's and GM's infinite wisdom, hiring a marketing consultant, paying them more than 1,000 genuine warranty claims............they rename the GMC Suburban..............YUKON XL..............as the GMC version of the Tahoe is Yukon..............and by the way, it took years and $$$$, many $$$$ to change the name of Chevy Blazer to Tahoe and Jimmy to Yukon...................and you wonder why they are broke.

Now go home and bow to your Camaro, and your Vette, as those are the last two gasps out of Chevy GM in years.
I'm not sensing much optimism... Lol

The SS (commodore) is probably gonna be the next big flop from GM honestly only because of the sorry naming of the car. SS is a great moniker, but they should have called it something else, like caprice, impala, chevelle, etc. I'm sure any of those name plates would have made for well known and sought after replacements for simply "SS".
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:12 PM   #40
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:30 PM   #41
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I don't think SS as a trim is going anywhere.

With that said I think SS for the name of the new sedan is stupid but I want one regardless. I like the name Chevy Commodore! They brought over to Aussie land the Volt and just called it the Holden Volt, why not do the same bringing the Commodore over?
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I'm googling it. Why can't I find a pic of the SS?
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I'm googling it. Why can't I find a pic of the SS?
Because they haven't released a actual picture yet.
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I'm googling it. Why can't I find a pic of the SS?
Because there aren't really any The final appearance for Chevy hasn't been released.

Here's an article with it in G8 clothing lol... http://foreverpontiac.com/topic/3813...ac-g8-clothes/
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:52 PM   #46
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Some renderings and more spy photos http://www.caranddriver.com/news/201...enderings-news
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:56 PM   #47
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I would be very shocked if they kept the name "SS".
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:03 PM   #48
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Ok let's be real, we know that the official name is the "SS". But us that know better know it's really a "Caprice aka G8". And it looks sexy regardless from what I have seen so far!
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Ok let's be real, we know that the official name is the "SS". But us that know better know it's really a "Caprice aka G8". And it looks sexy regardless from what I have seen so far!
Does that make the SS the civilian form of the Caprice PPV?
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People it's not the same car as the Caprice or G8 this is based on the car that replaces that model. They were the VE Commodore, the SS is the VF Commodore.
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