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The Last Impala Will Roll Off The Line This Week

This is a sad time for Impala fans, and we hope it comes back later in the decade, but Chevy has almost given up on passenger cars. The Volt, Cruze, and Sonic are already gone, and the final Cadillac CT6 and Buick LaCrosse rolled off the line earlier in the year. But the Impala is a classic. Why didn't Chevy redesign the Impala, give it more performance, or turn it into an EV? It is because GM does not think we want sedans anymore. That is why Cadillac's ATS, CT6, CTS, and XTS, Buick's Cascada, LaCrosse, and Regal, and Chevy's Cruze, Sonic, and Volt are all discontinued. GM is not wrong by this, though, since the Impala did not sell great in the past few years. One thing is its boring, outdated styling and tech. The Impala was a reasonably large family sedan with easy-to-use controls.

The interior, with its chrome trim, is pretty nice. It is definitely old compared to new car interiors, but it still looks good by itself. It is also very spacious.

The Detroit-Hamtramck plant, where the Impala was built, will shut down for 12 to 18 months, undergoing big improvements to make it the coolest factory in North America. It will be the home of the upcoming Hummer EV, and several other future GM EV's, which makes the last Impala the last car with an internal-combustion engine to ever be built in this factory. This is a true sign of automakers letting go of gas vehicles. The final Impala is expected to be finished this Friday. This is very sad, but look at the bright side... it will probably come back in 2030, because the Impala has been discontinued before, and it always came back.

We hate to say goodbye to the Impala, but we hope to see it again in a few years.


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