2012 Chevrolet Impala Revealed
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 It must be one of the mod outdated designs (both inside and outside) that I have ever seen.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.
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
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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.
The front look is not so much attractive it looks simple and old style.
True, but overall it does look sporty. The rear is definitely better than the front and the best part is its high speed handling.
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.