The current generation Chevrolet Impala is a vehicle that has been hated on for years. Despite it not being what anybody would call modern, it sells. It sells a lot. But haters gon’ keep hatin’. Even so, the next generation model is right around the corner, and Chevy looks to flush the perceptions of the vehicle we see today while hoping to maintain the car’s sales success. And it plans to start at the upcoming 2012 New York International Auto Show.
The skin of the new Impala remains hidden for now, minus the teaser shot above, showing a well-sculpted C-pillar and the familiar Impala logo, which has managed to survive all these years. Other than that, we’re expecting a skeletal structure similar to that of the Buick LaCrosse and Chevy Malibu in the Epsilon II platform, only bigger. An eAssist powertrain has been rumored, along with a 3.6-liter V6 engine. Beyond that, we’re just going to have to wait and see.