Here at GM Authority, we know a thing or two about the next generation Chevrolet Impala. For one, the replacement to the 7-year-old mobile sofa is expected to sport nearly identical dimensions as the current Buick LaCrosse. With that size will come a massive trunk, very ample rear leg room, and the GM Epsilon II platform. Pictured testing in the Great White North, the new Impala’s cowl gives very little away to prowling photographers, but we do see hints of LED lighting from the fog lamps. Will the Impala end up being a more imposing design of the new Chevy Malibu? Most likely, and that’s not exactly a bad thing.
Underneath the hood will be powertrains that will cover both performance and efficiency. On one end will be an eAssist configuration, possibly with a 2.5L Ecotec instead of the old 2.4L by the time this cruiser rolls out. There will also be a powerful 3.6L V6 for sure, and if we’re lucky, a 2.0L Ecotec Turbo. GM has already pooled the money into its Oshawa, Ontario and Hamtramck, Michigan facilities for its assembly.
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