DETROIT -- The Chevrolet SS sports sedan will have a sticker price of $44,470, making it Chevy's priciest sedan when it goes on sale in the fourth quarter.
Still, the price is below that of the two main competitors in the small market for nonluxury, rear-wheel-drive performance sedans: the Chrysler 300 SRT ($47,240) and Dodge Charger SRT ($45,270 for the Super Bee trim level). All prices include shipping.
General Motors wants to lure customers of those models while burnishing Chevrolet's performance reputation by adding the SS to a lineup that also includes the Corvette and Camaro.
GM has downplayed sales expectations for the SS. In January, GM North America President Mark Reuss told an Australian Web site, carsales.com, that he would be happy with U.S. sales of 3,000 to 5,000 units a year.
The SS, Chevy's first rwd performance sedan since it stopped selling the Impala SS in 1996, will be imported from GM Holden in Australia and built on the same platform as the Camaro and Holden's VF Commodore.