2012 Chevrolet Impala To See Slight Exterior Refresh7
Chevrolet’s Impala will see a few welcome updates for the 2012 model year, but all of the emphasis has been on the car’s new (and standard) 3.6-liter V6 engine that pushes north of 300 horsepower. We should also point out that other changes are in store as well, just not nearly as major as the new LFX V6.
Aside from the new engine, minor (and we mean minor) changes are in store for the exterior. What we will see going forward is a new mesh grille design that replaces the horizontal slat grill (photoed above), while 16-inch aluminum wheels will become standard equipment. Inside, the cabin stays the same but Bluetooth becomes standard on retail models (fleet models have the option of Bluetooth).
Here are some photos for your perusal. We know, we know — she’s a looker!
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I stopped understanding how Chevy continues to sell this car in such strong numbers, even with fleet sales. I guess as much as we’re kinda ashamed to still have this old guard still in our ranks, it’s a classic case of “if it ain’t broken…don’t fix it.”
It’s soft and plushy and just an overall “good” car. It fills that quiet niche that wants soft and quiet, not a sporting driving experience.
With the demise of the DTS, Lucerne, and soon — this Impala — GM will have nothing in its stable to offer to that market. Leave it to Lexus, I guess (even though that should be Buick territory).
The Impala is obviously big in the fleet game but with over 87,000 sales in 5 months of 2011, it simply dominates Taurus (27K) , Charger (31K) and others in the segment?The 3.6L is an improvement but the “New” mesh grille(s) are a step backward? Looks like leftover stuff from the SS got hit with chrome paint???
Hey, don’t pick on the poor-ol’ Impala. It’s got feelings, you know? 🙂
For one, I like the mesh to the horizontal slats. But hey, in two years (when the new ‘Pala comes out) no one will even remember this…
I guess it makes me the odd ball that likes my 2008 Impala. I got the car with 34,979 miles on December 2009 and with 68K still going and enjoying it.
Just pickup my new ’12 Impala. As a GM Retiree I was eligible for $6500 in discount/rebate on the LTZ trim. This car, now with the 3.6L rated at 300 HP, 6-speed Auto, Performance Tires and 30 mpg, is strong. Mine is Black Granite Metallic with Ebony leather. I added Stainless Steel Tips on the dual exhaust. Chevy improved the 4-wheel disks, suspension, added StabiliTrak traction control and handling. So far, I gotta say, I love this car….it is very quick, has a nice engine sound and has a great solid feel to it. Sounds like an adv for Chevy, but it is a nice set up.
I JUST GOT OFF THE CHEVY .COM SITE,I WAS PITTING TOGETHER A NEW 2012 IMPALA TO ORDER.I CLICK ON BUILD YOUR OWN,I PUT TOGETHER A IMPALA LTZ,AT THE END THE SUMMARY CAME UP AND SAID THERE ARE 9 LTZ IN YOUR ZIP.I CLICK ON IT THEN I CLICK ON START NEW SEARCH, AND EXPAND TO 150 MILES FROM HOME.WHEN I CLICK ON NEW SEARCH A NEW SCREEN CAME UP AND I CLICK ON 2012 IMPALA,ANEW SCREEN CAME UP WHAT MODEL LS 1LT 2LT LTZ AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST SS 1SS THIS WAS JUST PUT THERE BECAUSE I WAS HERE YESTERDAY AND IT WAS NOT THERE.MAYBE JUST MAYBE WE WILL GET A SS,I HOPE.WHAT A X-MAS PRESENT.