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.
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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.