Future Chevrolet Impala
We expect the next, 11th generation Chevrolet Impala to reach the market around the 2020-2021 model years if the model is approved for production and not cancelled. Until then, we expect the current, tenth-generation Impala to receive minor changes, updates, and improvements.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the next Chevrolet Impala. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and Chevrolet.
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- What: an all-new Chevrolet Impala full-size sedan that will represent the 11th generation of the nameplate
- When: we expect the next Impala to launch in the 2020 calendar year as a 2020-2021 model year vehicle; however, it is also possible that the model will be delayed past that time frame or even canceled entirely
- Why: an all-new Impala will ensure Chevy’s leading position in the full-size mainstream sedan space, while providing economies of scale with the third-generation Buick LaCrosse
- Where: sold in all current markets where the Impala is currently sold, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, South Korea and the Middle East
Before getting into what the next Impala could be, it’s important to note that there might not be a next-generation Impala for two primary reasons:
- The rising popularity of crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) at the expense of sedans like the Impala
- The growth of Chevy’s midsize sedan offering, the Malibu, to proportions close to those in the Impala
Certain comments by GM executives have even recently put the Impala’s future into question. However, we do not expect that the Impala will be discontinued, as it would make fiscal sense for GM from an economies of scale standpoint to have a platform mate for the third-generation Buick LaCrosse.
Following are our expectations about the future Chevrolet Impala:
- Based on the new GM E2 platform, delivering all-new underpinnings and engineering
- Significantly lighter than the tenth-generation model, by as much 300 pounds (136 kilograms)
- All-new exterior and interior designs
- Improved packaging, resulting in increases in usable interior space
- Inclusion of next-generation MyLink infotainment system
- Increased amounts of luxury, comfort and convenience
- Potential addition of all-wheel-drive as an option
We expect the upcoming future Chevy Impala to continue being available as a full-size sedan.
We expect that the starting price of the next Impala will grow from the $27,000 of the current, tenth-generation model to $30,000 or higher.
It is currently unknown which platform will underpin the next-gen Impala if the vehicle continues into the 11th generation, but the two most obvious choices are:
- The GM E2 platform shared with the third-gen Buick LaCrosse, ninth-generation Chevrolet Malibu and sixth-generation Buick Regal
- The GM VSS-F platform (vehicle set) shared with all other front-drive GM vehicles
Whatever platform the next Impala ends up riding on, the vehicle will feature a front, transversely-mounted engine driving the front wheels. All-wheel-drive could be an option.
We expect the next Chevy Impala to feature the following engine choices:
We expect that the next Impala will only be offered with the new GM 9-speed automatic transmission.
It is currently unclear where the next Chevy Impala will be assembled due to financial, political, and business factors. The current, tenth-generation model is produced across two factories:
- GM Detroit-Hamtramck factory in Detroit, Michigan USA (GM USA)
- GM Oshawa factory in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada (GM Canada)
The future Chevrolet Impala will have the following competitors in the mainstream full-size segment:
- Ford Taurus
- Toyota Avalon
- Nissan Maxima
- Hyundai Azera
- Kia Cadenza
Before The All-New Model
Before the all-new future Chevy Impala reaches the market, we expect the current tenth-generation Impala to receive minor changes, updates, and improvements. See information about the current-generation Impala by using the following links:
- 2014 Chevrolet Impala
- 2015 Chevrolet Impala
- 2016 Chevrolet Impala
- 2017 Chevrolet Impala
- 2018 Chevrolet Impala
- 2019 Chevrolet Impala
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