The Chevy Impala went out of production nearly two years ago, with the final example rolling off the assembly line at GM’s old Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Michigan on February 27th, 2020. Despite a new example not being produced for nearly two years, General Motors actually sold a handful of new Chevy Impala models last quarter.
With three units sold for each month in October, November and December, the automaker managed to sell a total of nine new Chevy Impalas in Q4 2021. Curiously, the automaker also sold 154 units for each month in Q1, 84 units for each month in Q2 and nine units for each month in Q3. Based on these figures, Chevy Impala sales for 2021 totalled exactly 750 units.
When it was still being built, the Chevy Impala was produced at both the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly (now Factory Zero) and the GM Oshawa Assembly plant in southern Ontario. Sales numbers for the tenth-generation Chevy Impala started out strong, selling 140,280 units in its introductory year in 2014, but declined each subsequent year. In 2019, when the vehicle’s demise was confirmed, GM sold just 44,978 examples of the long-running nameplate.
The last Chevrolet Impala produced was a Cajun Red example in the range-topping Premier trim level, which came equipped with the 3.6L LFX V6 gasoline engine and front-wheel-drive. The car was purchased by 93-year-old Chevrolet enthusiast Pinky Randall, a resident of Houghton Lake, Michigan who has maintained a collection of Bow Tie-badged vehicles throughout his lifetime. To be clear, this vehicle was the last Chevy Impala produced and not the last Chevy Impala sold. The nine examples that were sold in Q4 2021 were produced before the last Impala was built and were likely still left sitting on dealership lots awaiting a buyer.
With GM abandoning many of its traditional vehicle lines to fund its ongoing $35 billion EV transition, it’s unlikely the Chevy Impala nameplate will be revived for a future model. The Impala name has come and gone from GM’s product portfolio in the past, though, so there’s still a small inkling of hope for the dedicated Impala fans out there.