Next-generation Chevy Impala not due until 2014, upgrades coming 2012

2011 Chevrolet Impala
2011 Chevrolet Impala

Following the debut of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, we are salivating for a next-generation Impala. The current Chevrolet Impala is built on a platform that dates back nearly 20 years and its V6 engine has less power than many modern 4-cylinder engines.

Even then, GM has no concrete plans to update the Impala. The next-generation, totally redesigned and revamped Impala won’t show up until 2014 – 8 years since it was last restyled and re-engineered and 14 years removed from a full redesign.

As Automotive News puts it, the aging Chevrolet Impala shows the results of GM’s bankruptcy hangover. A rear-wheel-driver version had been in the works for the 2011 model year but was killed to cut costs.

Nonetheless,  a Chevrolet spokesman has confirmed the 2012 Chevrolet Impala will get a new 3.6L engine to replace the current 3.5 or 3.9L. It will also get a new 6-speed automatic transmission and some minor style changes including a new grille and dual exhaust.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News