The Chevrolet Impala was first introduced in 1958 as a sport trim package for the 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air coupe and convertible, both of which were considered full size passenger cars. The 1958 Bel Air Impala was tremendously popular and the most expensive in Chevrolet's line of vehicles at the time. Despite poor economic circumstances, Americans flocked towards the visually stunning Bel Air Impala, designed with new curves, six taillights and the infamously large tail fin the largest wing or fin in production with the exception of the Cadillac.
In 1959 the Impala was offered on its own merit, no longer being associated with the Bel Air name and included all the options, features and fun of a sporty muscle car. The earliest versions of the Chevrolet Impala provided a stylishly high performance vehicle, not quite equaled by any other car at the time. The Chevrolet Impala continued to be Chevrolets most wanted and most sold vehicle until the early '70s, when a larger chassis was introduced a new type of Chevrolet Impala was born.
The energy crisis of the early 1970's quickly shifted the focus of automotive consumers from power, performance and flash to the undeniable need for fuel economy, reliability and safety in a full sized automobile. The redesigned Impala was lighter, more fuel efficient and provided ample cargo space and was once again an American favorite as both a family car and a fleet vehicle.
The new Chevrolet Impala is available in four trim levels, including an SS version designed for sport car enthusiasts that comes standard with a 303 horse power motor and a technologically advanced sound and navigation system. The Impala truly changed with the consumer needs of the times and has remained a top selling automobile in the Chevrolet lineup. Now more of a full size luxury sedan than a sport coupe, the Impala has more than enough power to accommodate the size of the vehicle and is well equipped with luxurious features that encourage the driver to enjoy the incredibly smooth and stable ride.
2012 Chevrolet Impala
Starting at just $25,760 MSRP, the 2012 Chevy Impala is affordable, sleek, luxurious and functional. This year’s model is available in 9 different color schemes, able to appeal to the different preferences of potential car buyers. The sleek, aerodynamic exterior design of the new Impala not only gives it spectacular visual appeal, but it helps to achieve the 30 MPG on the highway. It also has dual rear exhaust pipes, adding to the sleek and even sporty look of this sedan. The 2012 Impala didn’t sacrifice trunk space in the newly redesigned model, as it is able to provide owners with an impressive 18.6 cubic feet.
As for the interior of this year’s Impala, it offers a very impressive amount of interior space that most sedans in the same class made by the likes of Mercedes-Benz and BMW cannot compete with. It also keeps up with those manufacturers in terms of luxury on the inside, with decadently designed faux wood interior panels, leather seats and the ability to carry up to 6 adult passengers in the LS and LT models. more
2011 Chevrolet Impala
What's the best advice we can give you about the 2011 Chevrolet Impala? Don't go there. The cabin is roomy as affordable large cars go, and the gas mileage is acceptable at 19 city and 29 highway average, but those things don't outweigh the poor quality of the interior materials, the mechanics that are just plain out of date, and the performance that under whelms.
2010 Chevrolet Impala
Now well into its ninth generation, and with a history that began in 1957, the 2010 Chevrolet Impala continues to represent excellent quality in a full-sized sedan from the Heartbeat of America.
2009 Chevrolet Impala
Fifty years ago, the Impala debuted for Chevrolet as the flagship of their car line. After being pushed to second banana, then turned into a midsize, in 2006 it returned to its original position of honor as the largest sedan in Chevy's inventory.
2008 Chevrolet Impala
2008 Chevrolet Impala.
The Chevrolet Impala was originally introduced as a premium trim level with a sporty, upscale attitude in 1958. Since then, it has gone through a series of extinctions and reincarnations.
2007 Chevrolet Impala
The 2007 Chevrolet Impala, a full-size sedan, starts at $21,630 and progresses to $28,655 through the LT, LTZ, and SS models. The LS and 1LT and 2LT are powered by a 3.5 liter V6 with variable valve timing (gasoline and E85 compatible.) The 3LT and LTZ jump to a 3.9 liter V6 while the SS has a 5.3 liter V8.