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2021 Chevrolet Impala – RIP

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Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala

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Make the sedan great again! or just kill it.

The 2021 Chevrolet Impala would have been 6th model year of the 10th generation Impala’s. The Impala is an all American classic that has evolved much since its inception in 1958.

The sedan has now long lost its popularity and the Impala sales figures illustrate this: sale numbers went from 140K in 2014 to barely more than 50k units in 2019. Will the Impala reinvent itself and make the sedan great again?

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We doubt it. Impala’s have been on hold in the past, they were only built from 1958 to 1985, 1994 to 1996 and from 2000 onwards. It might be good to have a little break and time to reinvent this American classic car.

Chevrolet announced it would stop producing the Impala in the fourth quarter of 2019. Chevy already stopped the production of the: Chevrolet Volt hybrid and Buick LaCrosse. It stated it would be focussing on SUV’s and all electric vehicles instead. The original announcement has now been slightly changed, the production has been extended to january 2020.

This is some good news for the last Chevy factory in Detroit. Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly will keep the lights on for some more time.

Chevrolet is also stopping the classic Camaro and the Cadillac CT6. We can only hope for a comeback and will update if there is more news of an eventual relaunch.

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