This article is part of the GM Authority Mailbag series, where the GM Authority Crew features and replies to your questions, comments, and observations.
The following comes to us from a reader in China; original text translated.
I recently visited the U.S. and had a 2014 Chevrolet Impala as my rental car. I didn’t even know that Chevrolet made a car like this.
The fact that the highly-respected General Motors doesn’t sell the Impala car in China is a problem. It is perfect for China — full of style, big and luxurious, fuel efficient and with more space behind the rear doors than a palace.
GM should to sell the Impala in China to sell more cars and change the public image of Chevrolet. I will be the first in line to buy it.
Hear, hear. The fact that GM doesn’t offer the Impala in China is somewhat of a mystery. In fact, the biggest Chevrolet sedan sold in China today is the midsize Malibu, which is surprising given how much the Chinese love big, luxurious cars.
The only nuance would be that, due to tariffs imposed on imported vehicles, Chevy would have to build the full-size Impala in China to make it attainable for local buyers. But since it already manufactures the Impala’s two platform mates — the Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac XTS — in China, that shouldn’t be a problem.