Chevrolet Impala History

Chevrolet Impala History

Chevrolet Impala History


The Chevy Impala is among America’s most iconic nameplates. What began in 1956 recently entered its tenth generation of production, and has become the sedan of choice for countless families throughout its over five decade-long run.

Early History

Although production of the Chevy Impala began in 1956, it was first introduced as a 1958 model and became Chevrolet’s best-selling vehicle by 1965. Initially, the Impala’s fiercest competitors were the Ford Galaxie 500 and the Plymouth Fury, but Chevy’s flagship sedan easily outlasted the two rival nameplates and continued to be Chevy’s most popular full-size vehicle well into the 1980s.

After a short hiatus after 1996, the Impala was reintroduced as a 2000 model and has been consistently in production ever since.

Recent History

The Chevy Impala underwent a complete redesign for the 2014 model year, marking the antelope-inspired sedan’s tenth generation. The Impala is leading the way in terms of technology and environmental awareness with the advent of a new infotainment system with smartphone integration and the introduction of fuel-conscious hybrid technology.

Chevrolet Impala Awards

  • Motor Trend’s 1977 Car of the Year
  • Automotive and Business Fleet magazine’s Fleet Car of the Year in 2006, 2007, and 2008
  • Canadian Automobile Association’s Pyramid Award for Environmental Initiatives in 2006

2014 Chevrolet Impala Overview
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