2019 Chevy Impala Gets These Three Changes52
The Chevy Impala is getting a grand total of three updates for the 2019 model year. Don’t get too excited – the changes are nothing special… but here they are anyway.
On the outside, the 2019 Impala loses the Graphite Metallic exterior color, bringing the total exterior count to nine. And there’s the expanded availability of accessory-level (LPO-level) wheel locks, which are now available on all models. That’s it for the exterior.
The interior, meanwhile, gets the expanded availability of Jet Black Premium Cloth/Leatherette interior color combination, which is now available with LT Convenience Package. And that’s it, folks.
If this isn’t an indication that GM/Chevrolet have given up on the Impala, then we don’t know what is. Wait a minute. Yes we do: GM’s cross-town rival, Ford, has just announced that it will no longer offer passenger cars and sedans in North America, meaning that the Impala-competing Taurus will soon be discontinued.
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Will Chevy be next to eliminate some/all sedans from it’s lineup??? Stay tuned kiddies…
Yes! the Impala is a the chopping block probably after 2019 or 2020
I am disgusted by GM’s short sightedness and jumping in on all trucks and SUVs. It is trendy for now, but peoples’ mainstay longer term is still sedans. The Impala is one of the kings of sedans not to mention the Buick Lacrosse and others. The Impala never got any promotion from GM. I, for one, do not want to drive a truck everywhere I go. And then their is the younger set and people who just want a smaller car like the Cruze. GM will get caught with their pants down having nothing in these segments when the big truck trend turns – and it will! I don’t see Toyota dropping the Avalon, or Honda dropping the Accord. Stupid, stupid, stupid!
Lame but expected. Another great vehicle that will be left rotting on the vine. With the Taurus now gone that only leaves the 300/Charger, the Maxima, though calling that a full size is a joke, the Kia Cadenza and of course the new Avalon which will surely take over as the best selling full size because the others have given up on them! And what exactly are they talking about with expanded availability of jet black fake cloth. That boring non color is in 99% of the cars I look at and the only other one offered is the rare titanium or grey combo. If you want something different you must order leather and then you have the choice of the ceramic color.
I’m currently in the market for an Impala but trying to find one optioned the way I want is proving near impossible. 90% of the used 2017 and 2018 models on the dealers lots are black, white or silver, have jet black interiors and are 2.5 4 cylinders complete with annoying stop/start. And with the 2017 models you had to option up to the convenience package to get remote start which is a must for me. The hunt goes on.
The Credenza is a dead man walking (albeit it still be sold overseas), FCAs fullsizers go on the AR platform in a few years. GM can defiantly take advantage of Ford’s shortsightedness by offering an V8/awd Impala SS and a PPV model, also replacing it with an Omega based car after that.
300 is being discontinued as you’ll see in June when FCA reveals their new 5-year plan and announces Sergio’s successor. Charger will be the last American full size sedan.
Chevy and Buick have a great opportunity here to gain some of the buyers who left other brands due to a lack of options.
Not quite, the 300 will continue with Charger and a midsize Dodge sedan, maybe they will drop the 300 but the point is FCA isn’t killing it’s cars like Ford’s doing.
That’s not true anymore. 300 was set to continue on the Alfa Romeo architecture along with Charger, Challenger, a midsize Dodge sedan, and a new Dodge CUV. However, Chrysler is now only getting two new CUVs- one midsize and one large, both based on stretched versions of the Cherokee architecture. The 300 has been tossed back and forth between discontinuation, moving to the Alfa platform, or going FWD, but as of right now the plan is to discontinue it to make room for new Dodges.
The 300’s plant capacity in Brampton will be filled eventually with the Dodge midsize sedan and midsize CUV along with the Charger and Challenger – all RWD and all Dodge. Chrysler does not have any RWD upcoming vehicles.
But you don’t have to take my word for it. Check back in June when the new plan comes out.
The latest word is the G. Cherokee/ Durango will be on the AR platform and the 300 will be made there in Detroit rather then Brampton. As said we’ll wait till June to see if it makes the official cut.
Durango is going in a different direction now and will not be on the AR platform, though it will remain RWD.
I’ll let you figure out which platform it will be on, because there aren’t many other options for RWD platforms.
FCA most certainly IS killing Chrysler. After 2019, the ONLY vehicle with the Chrysler badge will be the Pacificia. The 200, and 300 will be gone.
The Dodge Charger and Challenger will linger awhile hoping that fleet sales will keep the Charger afloat. Don’t look for a major redo. Challenger sales are good, but so are Mustang and Camaro.
I have been told that Chrysler is thinking of bringing back the Viper, looking for ways to justify the development cost.
What you must understand is that Marchionne’s REAL focus was/ is to build the FIAT/Alpha Romeo brands and to make them marketable in the US. He used Chrysler profits to rebuild these brands, letting Chrysler founder…i.e no new models, body redesign, chassis development, new technologies, stale interiors…etc…
And how do you know this?, I’m going by facts not feelings and since no-one really buy Alpha Romero and Fiats, killing Dodge and Chrysler shoots themselves in the foot, we’ll see in June..
The 200 already is gone.
After 2019, there will be a new Chrysler CUV to replace the Dodge Journey, though it’s under the Chrysler brand this time. Have you seen the Jeep Grand Commander for China? We’re getting that in the United States, but it will be redesigned as a Chrysler. After that, we’ll get a larger one that should be built alongside the Pacifica after the Grand Caravan goes out of production.
Chrysler isn’t dying, but they don’t have much in the pipeline either – two new CUVs and a new MPV several years out to slot below the Pacifica (similar to Portal concept).
We special ordered our 3.6 LTZ. Blue Velvet with tan interior; killer combo. Good price and two months wait.
Build a good looking and by most accounts a good all around vehicles. Don’t advertise it don’t make any changes and it still sell near the top of it class. Then you use the lame excuse that it is not selling in enough volume so you kill it. Shame on GM.
shame on GM? shame on the consumers…
The consumer may be part of the problem buy GM should share the blame fo poor promotion practices an failure to provide upgrades and offer proper equipment. Things like 4 wheel drive option and a mild performance version. Not a full SS version but a TT V6 with proper suspension upgrades.
The Impala is pretty slick.
but I really don’t see Toyota promoting their full size Avalon.
I don’t see much Ford Taurus promotion. same with the Nissan Maxima.
do any of the automakers really do much promotion for the full size sedans?
promoting the Impala would be a nice plus, but GM figures it would not be worth the minimal sales it would pull in.
Everyone wants GM to make the performance trims and upgrades…but the consumer barely purchases them. (see Cobalt SS, real affordable for the performance that you got…yet sold in small numbers)
My wife gets frequent compliments on her LTZ and probably spends more (time) on promoting the car than GM.
Just let Ford and Fiat fold its entire sedan lineup. GM should take advantage of it. There are millions still buying cars, Sure the pendulum has swung towards CUVs but there are still ways to attract buyers to cars. A sedan will always have one advantage over his CUV counterpart and that is weight. And weight is number one cause of worse mpgs.
ford sucks first and foremost. the mustang is a complete flop and failure and ford’s ecoboost program is by far the worst idea they’ve ever had! now what GM needs to do to be intelligent is to make an alpha platform sedan and an omega platform sedan and get the Malibu and impala off their front wheel drive frames before they go extinct. the people have already shown that we don’t want FWD cars anymore. We want rear wheel drive chassis with AWD options. We also want v8 options in our cars as well. They don’t have to be big hulking v8 engines. A decent 420hp 5.3L v8 in a rear wheel drive Malibu SS “327” would be more than sufficient to compete with a 390hp 5.7L Charger R/T. Even if by chance you wanted to put an updated 475hp LT 1 V8 6.2L V8 under the hood of a hotter Malibu SS package that would work as well and have a Malibu RS with a 375hp 3.6L V6 and a base Malibu with the 275hp 2.0T. The Impala needs to go to the Omega platform with a base 375hp 3.6L v6 and a LT 1 SS 475hp v8 sedan. the thing is that people would buy it because most people really want a good v8 and a 5.3L with about 420hp with a 10-speed automatic and cylinder deactivation will make nearly 90% of the people alot happier than some turbo-4 engine.
Lil too extreme, GM largest fwd should be Malibu/Regal with Impala on Alpha the size of the Charger engines from a 2.5 N/A 4 banger for Fleets/value all the way to a Hellcat fighting 6.2 LT5 Impala SS, the Lacrosse should be on Alpha also with all turbo 4-6 cly with an wagon option.
How many Impalas were sold in March? You had an article about the February sales at 3700 being way low. Did the Impala rebound in March?
GM has now abandoned reported monthly sales in favor of quarterly reporting…
Stupid Chevrolet…..Well the whole GM Needs A New Gameplan From The Ground Up toyota is GARBAGE
Looks like the Avalon, Cadenza, 300C, and Charger will remain the go-to large affordable sedans! But how long before we soon hear news of their demise?…GM finally builds a worthy family sedan only to see it languish in the face of this fickle market of ours!
The Imapala’s right way ahead is transform itself to EV /Plug-in full size car ( grow in width to Model S dimensions, Use Bolt battery and make RWD and AWD versions. As a start of it, GM should have introduced hybrid / Plug-in hybrid now.
The second way is transform to Impala Cross ( like Mitsubishi ones ) and live the second life as a Mid/Full size crossover ( the upcoming midsize crossover ) and life goes from there. Lets see how it will happen.
Blazer name can go with Colorado Twin …
I’m glad they didn’t change the front end like they did on the Cruze, Spark and Malibu. The Impala has the best face of Chevrolet. It’s a shame it doesn’t sell better.
What do the customers buy the next time they are in the market? Will it be a GM product? Many will not. They will be gone forever.
The Impala is now six model years old and is still easily GM’s best looking car. The interior quality is also GM’s best among mainstream models. Too bad the Malibu and Cruze didn’t follow suit. It’s also too bad GM hasn’t bothered updating the Impala. Now with the death of the Taurus and probably the Charger and 300, the Toyota Avalon will own this segment.
with the auto market leaning SUV and Ford and Chrysler discontinuing sedans GM should hang on to theirs . There are still some buyer that don’t want a suv so GM can increase some sales that are being discontinued buy the others . So< GM don't kill sedans the sales numbers may just need a correction .. another thought try a different marketing technic , a lot of sedans are used for livery taxi – limos -police , and again people who don't want SUV
Another GM collapse is on the horizon. Mary B better start packing and ride off in to the sunset like most executives do after becoming a shining star and eventually failing, being exposed for poor performance over the long haul. There was only one direction to go when she was hired. She deserves some credit for getting it back on track, but no credit for moving it forward.
Damm, I wish they would bring back the El Camino on the Impala platform. I would buy one !!
It continues to be a sad day in America for the American brands many of us grew up with. Many of the last variants of the names we came to love and buy. The Fairlane, and Galaxie are long gone at Ford and we are left with Taurus and Fusion. What is their heritage? Bel Air, and Chevelle are long gone, even though we still have Impala and Malibu. along with things like Spark, and Sonic. What is their heritage?
I am a firm believer in the fact that,…. when you abandon your brand(s), your heritage, what made you great,……..then, the people who followed you, and bought what they loved for years, the brand(s) they came to know and love,…..will abandon you.
I blame three groups….
the manufacturers for abandoning their heritage
the dealers for abandoning their brand loyalty for greed
the American people who now have no loyalty to anything, especially their jobs, and will buy anything cheap. Just wait until the $1995 Chinese cars land by the millions…..
I think there is room for the family sedan at GM. I believe although the “market” is leaning toward SUV’s, someone, somewhere has to question the product offerings and pricing. The Cruze is having production cut because of lack of demand, perhaps because the latest version chased a 4 year old Elantra design, and was designed as a “me too” vehicle from inception. I personally thought the previous generation was a nice car. The Impala was saddled with a pricing structure that priced out families when checking off modest options or being forced to accept $3000 in additional option packages to get what you wanted. I love the Impala, I think its a very handsome car, but it has had zero significant upgrades since the 2014 introduction, plus i cannot option it for affordability. The Malibu is affordable and is within inches of Impala’s interior space, but once again it chased the Sonata design philosophy. Still 100% better than my 2015 Malibu style wise. There is no innovation, we just copy, and chase dollars instead creating a beautifully styled car and being chased by the competition. We blame the demand, when demand is not being created.
We had a previous Impala and it was a nice car. Maybe that’s why they were still made in 2016 and many are still on the road around here in municipal service.
Mary Barra already confirmed that Chevy would keep selling passenger cars, although it seems that she was referring to the more crucial segments (i.e. compact and midsize). It will be ashamed if the Impala does go, but at least it went out with a bang, as this generations by far the best sedan that Chevrolet has produced in its history.
What comes around go around. I’ve learned in 47 years life is cyclical. Ford is making a mistake, at some point in the near future, people will want cars again. Buyers will become tired of look alike crossovers pretending to be big utility vehicles and will want some style and the “old” feeling of going for a drive. The Impala is a GREAT car! I own a ’14 and I don’t think Chevy has to do anything to the car exterior or interior. It’s dang near perfect! I am considering getting another one to add to our “fleet” so I can have one to drive as my wife took my Impala from me to use as her primary. She used to drive our Tahoe. I still own pickups and I would never sell my Tahoe but this Impala has been a dream to own! It’s fast, it drives good, it looks good! it’s solid and after 80,000 miles it shows no sign of aging or wear! GM wants the profits of trucks, I get that, but I have always said style sells cars, quality sells the next one. If GM would get behind this Impala they would sell a lot of cars and win back a ton of customers lost to competitors.