The new Chevrolet from American automaker General Motors will not be imported to Israel because of the name SS (Super Sport).
Israel authorities have refused to import new Chevrolet SS, explaining this fact with abbreviation association in title (military units of Nazi Germany, whose members are accused of crimes against humanity).
According to Times of Israel, Chevrolet SS, two letters of the name of which are stand for Super Sport, was first presented last weekend at Florida Daytona Speedway race track. For 17 years of existing of Company, new Chevrolet car has become its first rear-drive sedan.
Earlier, in Jerusalem, the leader of Yad Vashem memorial Baruh Shuv talked about confused abbreviation of SS Chevrolet, noticing, that this was not a name, that could brought pride and success.
Recall SS model will be released in a limited edition in 2014 model year and will appear in showrooms in late 2013. Chevrolet SS is created, based on rear-wheel drive platform, used in Chevrolet Camaro and VF Commodore of Holden Company.
Chevrolet SS sedan features 6.2-liter gasoline engine from the Corvette supercar past generation. Engine model develops 420 horsepower and 562 Nm of torque. This allows the sedan, which has become the first “four-door” rear drive vehicle of automaker with V8 engine from 1996, to accelerate 100 km / h in about five seconds.
Since a long time, Chevrolet Company uses abbreviation SS (Super Sport), in order to denote speed versions of models. First time the name was used at the prototype of the race car Corvette, manufactured by Zora Arkus-Duntov for participation in 24-hour race at Le Mans in 1957.
By the way, the first production car of SS model was Impala-453 of 1961 year. The latest version of SS Chevrolet line has become Camaro of the fifth generation (2010).