Initially, General Motors Korea forecasted it would sell 4,000 to 5,000 units from its launch in September, to the end of this year. As of now, orders have surpassed 3,000 units. On average, 200 deals are signed each day.
And Koreans aren’t opting for the base trim, either. 50 percent of orders placed are for the 2.5-liter four-cylinder LTZ trim, while the LT trim equipped with either the V6 or inline-four encompasses 35 percent.
“Since the number of pre-orders for the Impala is about two to three times higher than earlier expectations, it is seriously insufficient in supply. We have recently made a request to the GM headquarters for additional supply, and are discussing it,” said a GM Korea spokesperson.
According to analysts in the country, officials are doubtful they will be able to meet the demand since the vehicle is not produced locally, and supplier constraint is making increased production unlikely.