February 28 Marks Production End of Chevy Impala
The Chevy Impala will mark its final day of production on Feb. 28. Currently produced at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, the Impala has been in existence since 1957. The moniker debuted as a 1958 model, making the Impala an integral part of the history of Chevy.
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“The last Impala to leave Detroit-Hamtramck very well may be the last Impala ever built. Experts believe the shift in consumer preferences from sedans to crossovers is permanent, so GM may be ready to leave the Impala name, which has only ever been attached to a coupe or sedan, in the past,” reports GM Authority writer Sam McEachern.
Although production of the latest Chevy Impala will cease on Feb. 28, until inventory runs out at Chevy dealerships, interested buyers can get behind the wheel of the well-equipped, sophisticated sedan.
2020 Chevy Impala
The large sedan comfortably accommodates five and offers a maximum cargo space of 18.8 cubic feet. It is powered by a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine rated at 305 horsepower and earns an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Built-in available 4G LTE Wi-Fi helps protect data while the user-friendly Chevrolet Infotainment System delivers smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Advanced driver-assist technologies include lane departure warning, forward collision alert, and automatic emergency braking.
Future of Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant
With the Impala leaving the production line for good, GM is retooling the facilities at the Detroit-Hamtramck to serve the production of electric SUVs and trucks. The all-electric future of the plant cost GM $2.2 billion.
“Through this investment, GM is taking a big step forward in making our vision of an all-electric future a reality,” said Mark Reuss, GM president, during a press event at the plant with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other local and state officials. “Our electric pickup will be the first of multiple electric truck variants we will build at Detroit-Hamtramck over the next few years.”
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DeAnn Owens is a Dayton transplant by way of the Windy City, yet considers herself to be a California girl at heart even though she’s only visited there once. To get through the dreaded allergy season unique to the Miami Valley, she reads, writes, complains about the weather, and enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and their newest addition, a Boston terrier puppy that is now in charge of all their lives. In the future, she hopes to write a novel and travel through time. See more articles by DeAnn.