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2012 Chevrolet Impala Revealed

2012 Chevrolet Impala

One of the most popular cars among rental fleets is without any doubt the Chevrolet Impala. Back for a new generation, it looks like a car from the 90s. It must be one of the mod outdated designs (both inside and outside) that I have ever seen. The new additions to this “fresh” model revolve around the engine area where Chevrolet has installed a new V6 3.5-liter engine that produces only 230 hp.

They also upgraded the gearbox of the car, putting to sleep the archaic 4-speed slushbox and installing a more modern 6-speed automatic unit. These new additions will probably improve the fuel efficiency numbers but we won’t know for sure until the EPA rating is out.

2012 Chevrolet Impala

Design-wise, one of the somewhat noticeable differences in comparison to the current model is the chrome mesh that adorns the grille and the fog-light housings, similar to the one on the Malibu. The entry-level model rides on 16-inch aluminum rims. Inside the cabin, nothing new on the horizon, although you do get Bluetooth on all models and for those destined for fleets is optional.

Source: Car And Driver

4 Responses to 2012 Chevrolet Impala Revealed

  1. Daniel says:

    I bet the new Caprice (maybe even in a shorter wheelbase version based in the Commodore, badged as Lumina in Middle East and Africa) will take over the flagship status in the Chevy lineup. Rear-wheel drive is still seen as a “prestige” feature.

  2. Cheap cars says:

    The front look is not so much attractive it looks simple and old style.

  3. Impala driver says:

    True, but overall it does look sporty. The rear is definitely better than the front and the best part is its high speed handling.

  4. Pooja says:

    Adoption of GM’s latest V6 engine with direct-injection technology with flex-fuel capability is definitely better than its predecessors.. I’m sure it’ll be one of most effective-economical cars to buy.

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