Posts Tagged ‘Chevy Impala’

The Chevy Impala Is Finally Laid To Rest…For The Third Time

Friday, March 27th, 2020

In the past few decades, wakes and funerals have been held for the dearly departed Chevrolet Impala not once but twice, only for the model to resurrect itself once again. However, it seems as though this Chevy sedan is finally ready to be put to rest and permanently.

Arriving right on time, the last model for the Impala came down the assembly line at General Motors in the Detroit, Hamtramck assembly plant on the 27th of last month. On Instagram, WXYZ, local ABC News subsidiary posted a photo of the final model, showing a model with a “Cajun red” color. Judging from the chrome accents on the exterior it looks very capable and well equipped.

Photo Source/Copyright: CNET

A representative from Chevy recently spoke to Roadshow, a news section of an American media website called CNET, and said in a statement that “as the market has shifted from sedans we’ve had to respond to customer demand.” This car, in particular, will not continue to linger with General Motors (GM), but rather has been sold to a private owner.

Previously, GM said that the production of the Impala and Cadillac CT6 would come to end this past January, however, the Impala received an extended but short stay past its expiration date. As far as we know, the CT6, the only model to tag onto GM’s previously-acclaimed Omega platform, will not receive a new heir.

The same is true for the Impala. Therefore, this will leave the Chevy Malibu as the only family sedan left in the brand’s lineup. Furthermore, recent information has suggested that the car still has some lasting power with minimal changes coming. Alternatively, we still may see a permanent departure with the Malibu during this decade.

GM has largely moved its materials away from passenger cars to crossovers and SUVs that receive more of a profit and are high in popularity. In the meantime, the automaker continues to invest millions of dollars into its electric vehicles and self-driving car programs. Although its Cruise Automation affiliate takes care of the autonomous technology, GM continues to strive for an all-electric future.

This concept will begin to take place with the electric version of the GMC Hummer, the automaker plans to build this invigorated model at its Detriot plant. The Cadillac Escalade EV could also join the Hummer in due time at the same plant. GM is hoping to make the production facility its home ground for autonomous production in North America and enticed the United Auto Workers about the future of EV’s at union labor negotiations the year before. However, this seems quite ironic seeing how GM originally made plans for closing the facility.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

At the current moment, Miami Lakes Auto Mall is still selling 2020 Chevy Impala models for roughly $30,000, so if I were you, I wouldn’t wait too long! Those who are interested in either this model or any other Chevrolet vehicles can visit our website and take a look through our inventory. Once you find something that suits your fancy, chat with an online representative for more assistance.

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The End Of An Era: Chevrolet Discontinues The Impala

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
Impala Miami Lakes Automall

Impala Miami Lakes Automall

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Chevrolet is attempting to change its line-up with addition by subtraction. The Chevrolet Impala has seen its last model roll out of the factory, officially ending in February 2020 at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Michigan. The very plant its self will be transformed as the saying goes, “out with the old and in with the new.” That quote can be used for more than the plant’s forthcoming upgrades that will see a significant shift from machines that build parts for the outdated internal combustion engine vehicles and replaced by machines capable of building modern electronic vehicles. Along with the machines that are being replaced, as many as 130 workers will retire when the plant undergoes renovation.

Out With the Old and In With the Electric

General Motors is investing over $2.2 billion in this retooling of the plant. By the end, General Motors (GM) looks to have 2,200 people at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant. Around 70 skilled-workers are going to remain working throughout the retooling practice, but as many as 600 general assembly workers are going to transfer to other GM plants as the process gets underway. The end of the Impala badge is the end to a massive era for GM. Dating back to 1963, Chevrolet sold its 50 millionth car, which just so happened to a Chevy Impala. The Impala was fourth in terms of sales among the Chevy cars produced between 1965 and 1970 with nearly 13 million vehicles sold after the Beetle, Ford Model T and Lada Riva. After 10 generations of the Impala, the large car has seen its run end. 

Why Did General Motors End the Impala?

The Impala saw a significant drop off in sales from 2018 to 2019. The total in 2018 was 56,556 vehicles sold compared to 44,978 vehicles moved last year. That was a 25.5% drop off and Chevrolet has made up their mind to focus on new plans and take Chevy to new heights with upcoming EV vehicles and a different outlook for the brand. From 1958 through 195 and since its return in 1994 through 2020, the Impala was a massively successful vehicle for General Motors. 

 “Just as the Impala evolved over the years, the market has shifted dramatically and demand for sedans has declined and we adjusted to meet customer needs,” said Steve Majoros, vice president of Chevrolet marketing.

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Chevrolet Impala Production Extended

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
2019 Chevrolet Impala Miami Lakes

2019 Chevrolet Impala Miami Lakes

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General Motors will continue to produce the Impala despite making plans to end its run; at least for a little while. The 2019 Chevrolet Impala large sedan was expected to see its production run through June 2019, but plans have been pushed back to January 2020. With seven additional months of making this vehicle, GM is hoping to finish off the demand this vehicle carries. The 2019 Chevy Impala carries upgraded and advanced technology features in safety technology like Forward Collision Alert. Let’s explore why GM will keep this vehicle running a little longer.

New Technology Sticking Around For A While Longer

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala provides a 2.5-Liter ECOTEC direct injected 4-cylinder engine that has stop/start technology and carries a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Part of the reason for that high rating is due to having 10 standard airbags for every trim. Aside from safe, the 2019 Chevrolet Impala is fast and sleek. Owners can opt for the 3.6-Liter direction injection V6 engine that offers 305 horsepower. The 2019 Impala represents a refined interior with owners gaining an 8-inch touchscreen, a nice size for drivers when using the Rear Vision Camera. The Premier trim offers Rear Cross Traffic Alert standard and Forward Collision Alert is available. Impala owners gain Apple Carplay and Android Auto with every trim. The technology offered in the Chevy Impala is a large reason General Motors will look to continue the large sedan’s production into next year.

GM Production Continues

As far as the production goes, there are plans to close the Detroit-Hamtramck plant in 2020. GM has said they notified all employees, dealers, and suppliers of the changes. This is one of potentially four factories in the United States that could close. The extension of the Chevrolet Impala makes sense as it still provides customers with quality. As pickup trucks and SUVs continue to grow in popularity, this is one vehicle that will remain on the market. General Motor expects to save about $6 billion in cash flow by the end of next year. Those generous savings will help to allow them to invest in future technologies like automation and electrification. To test-drive the latest Chevy vehicles, come to Miami Lakes Automall today and see for yourself why owning the 2019 Chevrolet Impala is a great choice.

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2018 is the 60th Anniversary of the Chevy Impala

Friday, April 20th, 2018


1958 was the first model year of the Chevrolet Impala, and after 60 years of production, the Chevy Impala is still as impressive as it was in its first year of production.

Introduction of the Impala

The first generation of the Impala was actually called the Chevy Bel Air Impala and it was a limited edition model of the Chevy Bel Air that was created to celebrate General Motors’ (GM) 50th anniversary.

The Bel Air Impala had top-of-the-line features and an iconic exterior look. The 1958 Chevy Bel Air Impala was available with as a hardtop coupe or as a convertible coupe, and like all 1958 Chevy models, the vehicle had a wider, lower and longer exterior design. The 1958 Chevy Bel Air Impala didn’t have the tailfins of the 1957 Chevy Bel Air, instead it had sculpted rear fenders with dummy rear fender scoops. Other notable exterior features include three taillamps and dual headlamps, which was the first time that was seen on the Bel Air.

The standard engine on the 1958 Chevy Bel Air Impala was equipped with a 283-cubic-inch V8 engine, but there was also an available 348-cubic-inch V8 engine.

Impala Makes a Name for Itself

Production of the Chevy Bel Air Impala was extremely fruitful for Chevrolet and in 1959, Chevrolet actually turned the Impala into a new model, and the 1959 and 1960 model year Impala models are second-generation models. The 1959 Chevy Impala was available in four body styles, a convertible coupe, hardtop coupe, four-door hardtop or four-door sedan. The second generation design had pronounced tail fins and dual headlamps. 1959 Chevy Impala models had a unique teardrop taillight design, but 1960 Impala models had three round tail lamps. Engines included a 235-cubic-inch, 283-cubic-inch or 348-cubic-inch engine.

In 1961, Chevy introduced the third-generation Chevy Impala and it was fairly different from the second-generation design because it was based off GM’s B Platform, as opposed to GM’s A Platform, which was used for the Bel Air Impala and 1959-1960 Impala. The new B Platform was boxier and had a more streamlined exterior design. 1961 was the first year the iconic “Super Sport” option, a performance option, was available on the Impala lineup.

The third-generation Impala was produced from 1961-1964 and it included six body styles, a two-door coupe, two-door convertible, two-door hardtop, four-door hardtop, four-door sedan and four-door station wagon. Engine options included a 230-cubic-inch, 283-cubic-inch, 327-cubic-inch, 348-cubic-inch, 409 cubic-inch engines, and 1963 Impala models were available with a 427 cubic-inch engine. The 427-cubic-inch engine was specially designed for drag racers and NASCAR.

Chevy released the fourth-generation Impala in 1965, and production continued until 1970. In 1965 the Impala set an all-time industry annual sales record of 1,000,000 units in the U.S. In 1965 the Chevy Impala had a new frame that was smaller, and Chevy also introduced the Chevy Impala Caprice, and it had upgraded features as well as features seen on the SS models. The fourth-generation Impala models were available in the same six body styles, and there were 10 engine options. In 1970, Chevy ended production of the Impala SS.

From 1971-1976 Chevy produced the fifth-generation Chevy Impala. Fifth-generation models were available in six body styles, but the number of engine options decreased from 10 to five. In 1977, Chevy redesigned the Chevy Impala, and this became the sixth-generation Impala. Sixth-generation Impala models were smaller, and hardly recognizable in comparison to the original 1958 Bel Air Impala. Sixth-generation models were produced from 1977-1985, and after 1985, production of the Impala was put on pause.

The Impala went back into production in 1994 as the Chevy Impala SS. 1994 was the start of the seventh-generation models, and the Impala had a significantly different look, which is no surprise since it was almost a decade since the last Impala was produced. The seventh-generation Impala was equipped with a 5.7-liter engine and available in two body styles, a four-door sedan and four-door station wagon. In 1996, Chevy ended production of the seventh-generation Impala SS.

The eighth-generation Impala was produced from 2000-2005 and it looked significantly more modern than the previous generation design. Eighth generation models were only available with a sedan body, and there were two engine options, a 3.8-liter engine and a 3.4-liter engine. The eighth-generation Impala had a sleek front end design and a unique rear design that featured two seats of dual round tail lights.

2006 marked the beginning of the ninth-generation Impala design. Available from 2006-2016, ninth-generation Impala models were only available with a sedan body, however, Chevy increased the number of engine types to eight engines. The ninth-generation Impala had a completely redesigned front and rear.

Chevy Impala Today

Chevy introduced the tenth-generation Chevy Impala in 2014, and that is the same generation of the Impala models on the streets today (2018). The 2018 Chevy Impala is only available with one body style, which is a full-size sedan. The 2018 is available with two engines, a 3.6-liter engine and the 2.5-liter EcoTec3 engine. Tenth-generation Impala models have earned a number of awards including “2017 Best Large Car for the Money” from the U.S. News and World Report and “Best Full-Size Car” by Kelly Blue Book in 2017.

The Chevy Impala has gone through a number of changes, and today the Impala is a modern sedan that’s perfect for families and professionals.  You can search Chevy Impala inventory online at Miami Lakes Chevrolet. We have plenty of Chevy Impala models to choose from.

A Banner Year for Chevy Vehicles

Thursday, December 29th, 2016
2016 Chevy Awards

2016 Chevy Awards

2016 has been an all around great and well-rounded year for Chevy. They won tons of awards, they had the MOTOR TREND 2016 Car and Truck of the Year, and they released the brand’s first all-electric vehicle, and it is pretty impressive. Check it out.

J.D. Power Awards

JD Power Awards are a big deal and in 2016, seven Chevy models earned awards and Chevy took home more J.D. Power Initial Quality and Dependability awards than any other brand. The Chevy Malibu, Chevy Silverado HD, Chevy Camaro and Chevy Equinox all earned the title as “Most Dependable” in their class and the Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Spark, Chevy Silverado HD, Chevy Silverado LD and Chevy Equinox were all named “Highest Ranked in Initial Quality” in their class. (more…)

Chevy’s New ‘Cooling Pocket’ Improves Phone Battery Life

Friday, July 24th, 2015


I’m sure you’re familiar with the issue. You’re using your phone too much, and it begins to overheat. Maybe you left your phone in the sun too long, causing it to get hot. Maybe you’ve done absolutely nothing to your phone, but it still decides to warm up. Many smartphones now have a built-in thermal sensor that will shut down your device when it gets too hot. This is especially frustrating in cars, as drivers often rely on their phones for navigation, music, or calling others.

You’re not alone, as phone overheating is a common occurrence. Luckily, Chevy has developed a ‘cooling pocket,’ assuring that your phone will never get hot again… at least while it’s in a car. For those living in Florida, this could be a particularly important feature. When you’re finished reading this post, you’ll be convinced that you need to visit your local Chevrolet dealers in Miami as soon as possible!