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Encyclopedia > Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Impala
Manufacturer General Motors
Production 1958–1985
1994–1996
2000–present
Assembly Arlington, Texas (1957-96); Oshawa, Ontario (2000-present)
Predecessor Chevrolet Lumina (For post-2000 models)
Class Full-size (1958-1996)
Mid-size (2000-present)
1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible
1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible

The Chevrolet Impala is an automobile built for the Chevrolet division by General Motors. Ed Cole, Chevrolet's chief engineer in the late 1950s, defined the Impala as a "prestige car within the reach of the average American citizen." For many years, the Impala was the best-selling automobile in the United States, and its 1965 sales of over one million units still stands as a record. The current version, with a year-over-year U.S. sales increase in the 25% range, is the 8th best-selling vehicle and 4th top-selling car, and has the distinction of being the top-selling American-nameplate sedan. (First-half 2007 sales total 180,390 versus 144,730 in the same period of 2006, according to Reuters Top 20 Selling Vehicles Scorecard.} Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 447 pixelsFull resolution (2120 × 1184 pixel, file size: 234 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM or The General, an American multinational conglomerate corporation, is the worlds largest auto company by annual production volume for 2006, and the second largest by sales volume as of the first half of 2007, behind Toyota Motor Corporation. ... Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas (USA) within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. ... Oshawa (estimated 2004 population 150 000; metropolitan population 296 298) is a city on Lake Ontario located approximately 60 km east of downtown Toronto in Ontario, Canada. ... See Chevrolet Lumina (Australia) for the Australian built vehicle of the same name. ... Car classification is subjective since many vehicles fall into multiple categories. ... A full-size car is term used in North America for an automobile larger than a mid-size car, usually having a wheelbase greater than 2. ... A mid-size car, frequently referred to as an intermediate, is an automobile with a size between that of a compact and a full-size or standard-size car. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin), (colloquially Chevy) , is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM or The General, an American multinational conglomerate corporation, is the worlds largest auto company by annual production volume for 2006, and the second largest by sales volume as of the first half of 2007, behind Toyota Motor Corporation. ... Edward Nicholas Cole Born September 17, 1909 in Marne, Michigan. ... Reuters Group plc (LSE: RTR and NASDAQ: RTRSY); pronounced is known as a financial market data provider and a news service that provides reports from around the world to newspapers and broadcasters. ...

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Impala showcar

The Impala name was first used for the Corvette-based show car for the 1956 General Motors Motorama. Painted emerald green metalic, with a white interior, the Impala featured hardtop styling. The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car that has been manufactured by Chevrolet since 1953. ...


1958–1961

First generation
Production 1958-1961
Body style(s) 2-door convertible
2-door coupe
2-door hardtop
4-door hardtop
4-door sedan
Layout FR layout
Engine(s) *235cid Blue Flame I6
283cid 195bhp-220bhp Turbo Fire V8
348 W-series Turbo Thrust V8

The Impala was introduced in 1958 as a new, upmarket, sporty trim package created for Bel Air coupes and convertibles. Unique to the model were its six taillights, which set it apart from lower trim levels with only two lights on a side. This classic styling cue would become its trademark. Named after a southern African antelope, the Impala became a separate model in 1959 in both two- and four-door versions and became the best-selling car in the Chevrolet lineup. For 1960, it became the best-selling automobile in the United States and held that position for the next decade. From 1958 until 1966, Impala sales were in excess of 13 million units, more than any other full-size car in the history of the automobile. [citation needed] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 524 KB) Summary 1958 Chevrolet Impala, 6 cylinder, color Honey Beige with Anniversary Gold. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... Saab 900 Convertible 1962 Rambler American 1981 AMC Eagle 4-WD convertible Convertible can also refer to a convertible security A convertible (sometimes called cabriolet in British English) is a car body style with a folding or retracting roof (aka soft top or top in USA, hood in UK). ... 1995 Buick Riviera coupe A coupé (from the French for cut) or coupe is a two or four-seater car with a fixed roof and two doors. ... A hardtop is a term for a rigid, rather than canvas, automobile roof. ... A hardtop is a term for a rigid, rather than canvas, automobile roof. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... In automobile design, an FR, or front-engine, rear wheel drive means a layout where the engine is in the front of the vehicle and drive wheels at the rear. ... The straight-6 (also inline 6, I-6, or I6) is an internal combustion engine with six cylinders aligned in a single row. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Interior 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door sedan 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan The Chevrolet Bel Air was an automobile series produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors from... Binomial name Aepyceros melampus (Lichtenstein, 1812) An impala (Aepyceros melampus Greek aipos high ceros horn + melas black pous foot) is a medium-sized African antelope. ...

1962-1964

Second generation
Production 1962-1964
Assembly Arlington, Texas
Body style(s) 2-door convertible
2-door coupe
2-door hardtop
4-door hardtop
4-door sedan
4-door station wagon
Layout FR layout
Platform B-body
Engine(s) 230cid 140bhp Turbo Thrift I6
283cid 195bhp-220bhp Turbo Fire V8
327cid 250-375bhp Turbo Fire V8
409 W-series Turbo Thrust V8, 340bhp-425bhp
427 W-series big block V8
Related Chevrolet Bel Air
Buick LeSabre
Pontiac Parisienne
Pontiac Catalina/Laurentian
Pontiac Bonneville

The Impala was redesigned on the new GM B platform for 1962. It also had a redesign body styling. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 247 pixelsFull resolution (1188 × 367 pixel, file size: 65 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas (USA) within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... Saab 900 Convertible 1962 Rambler American 1981 AMC Eagle 4-WD convertible Convertible can also refer to a convertible security A convertible (sometimes called cabriolet in British English) is a car body style with a folding or retracting roof (aka soft top or top in USA, hood in UK). ... 1995 Buick Riviera coupe A coupé (from the French for cut) or coupe is a two or four-seater car with a fixed roof and two doors. ... A hardtop is a term for a rigid, rather than canvas, automobile roof. ... A hardtop is a term for a rigid, rather than canvas, automobile roof. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... In automobile design, an FR, or front-engine, rear wheel drive means a layout where the engine is in the front of the vehicle and drive wheels at the rear. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The B platform, or B-body, was General Motors full-size rear wheel drive automobile platform. ... The straight-6 (also inline 6, I-6, or I6) is an internal combustion engine with six cylinders aligned in a single row. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Interior 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door sedan 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan The Chevrolet Bel Air was an automobile series produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors from... The Buick LeSabre was a full-size car made by the Buick division of General Motors from 1959-2005. ... The Pontiac Parisienne was a full-size rear-wheel-drive vehicle that was introuduced on General Motors B-body in 1977. ... 1964 Pontiac Catalina 2-door hardtop The Pontiac Catalina was part of Pontiacs full-sized automobile line. ... The Pontiac Bonneville was an automobile built by the Pontiac division of General Motors from 1958 to 2005. ... The B platform, or B-body, was General Motors full-size rear wheel drive automobile platform. ...

1965-1970

Third generation
Production 1965-1970
Assembly Arlington, Texas
Body style(s) 2-door convertible
2-door coupe
2-door hardtop
4-door hardtop
4-door sedan
4-door station wagon
Layout FR layout
Platform B-body
Engine(s) 250cid 155bhp Turbo Thrift I6
283cid 195bhp-220bhp Turbo Fire V8
307cid 115bhp-200bhp Turbo Fire V8
327cid 250-375bhp Turbo Fire V8
350cid 250-350bhp Turbo Fire V8
396 265bhp-425bhp Turbo Jet V8
427 335bhp-425bhp Turbo Jet V8
Related Chevrolet Bel Air
Buick LeSabre
Pontiac Parisienne
Pontiac Catalina/Laurentian
Pontiac Bonneville
Chevrolet Caprice

Redesigned again in 1965, the Impala set an all-time industry annual sales record of more than 1 million units in the U.S., which has never been bettered. 1967 Chevrolet Impala. ... Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas (USA) within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... Saab 900 Convertible 1962 Rambler American 1981 AMC Eagle 4-WD convertible Convertible can also refer to a convertible security A convertible (sometimes called cabriolet in British English) is a car body style with a folding or retracting roof (aka soft top or top in USA, hood in UK). ... 1995 Buick Riviera coupe A coupé (from the French for cut) or coupe is a two or four-seater car with a fixed roof and two doors. ... A hardtop is a term for a rigid, rather than canvas, automobile roof. ... A hardtop is a term for a rigid, rather than canvas, automobile roof. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... In automobile design, an FR, or front-engine, rear wheel drive means a layout where the engine is in the front of the vehicle and drive wheels at the rear. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The B platform, or B-body, was General Motors full-size rear wheel drive automobile platform. ... The straight-6 (also inline 6, I-6, or I6) is an internal combustion engine with six cylinders aligned in a single row. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Interior 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door sedan 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan The Chevrolet Bel Air was an automobile series produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors from... The Buick LeSabre was a full-size car made by the Buick division of General Motors from 1959-2005. ... The Pontiac Parisienne was a full-size rear-wheel-drive vehicle that was introuduced on General Motors B-body in 1977. ... 1964 Pontiac Catalina 2-door hardtop The Pontiac Catalina was part of Pontiacs full-sized automobile line. ... The Pontiac Bonneville was an automobile built by the Pontiac division of General Motors from 1958 to 2005. ... The Chevrolet Caprice (later called Caprice Classic) was a series name of automobile produced by Chevrolet, a division of General Motors, in the United States from the 1965 through 1996 model years. ...


In 1965, Chevrolet introduced the Impala Caprice. Beginning with the four-door hardtop sedan body, Impala Caprices received unique upholstery, wood grained accents on the dashboard and specialty pulls on the insides of the doors. The Impala Caprice was reintroduced as the Chevrolet Caprice in 1966, taking the top position in the full-size Chevrolet lineup. The Impala however, remained Chevrolet's top-selling model until the late 1970s. The 1967 model was redesigned along the lines of the 1963 Buick Riviera. The Coke bottle shape was strengthened and the curves were biggest with the 1967-68 models. During the 1969 model year, for example, Impala production topped Caprice production by 611,000 units. The Chevrolet Caprice (later called Caprice Classic) was a series name of automobile produced by Chevrolet, a division of General Motors, in the United States from the 1965 through 1996 model years. ... The Chevrolet Caprice (later called Caprice Classic) was a series name of automobile produced by Chevrolet, a division of General Motors, in the United States from the 1965 through 1996 model years. ... The Buick Riviera was an automobile produced by Buick in the United States from the 1963 to 1999 model years, with 1,127,261 produced. ...


Engine choices included the inline six-cylinder as well as the famous Chevy small-block and big-block V8s. // Chevrolets small-block V8 is a famous automobile engine. ... Big block is the term used to describe the large displacement V8 engines that were developed in the USA during the 1950s and 1960s. ...

Six-cylinder:

  • 235cid Blue Flame 6 (1958-1962)
  • 230cid 140bhp Turbo Thrift 6 (1963-1965)
  • 250cid 155bhp Turbo Thrift 6 (1966-1969)

Small block V8s:

  • 283cid 195bhp-220bhp Turbo Fire V8 (1957-1967)
  • 307cid 200bhp Turbo Fire V8 (1968)
  • 327cid 235-375bhp Turbo Fire V8 (1961-1969)
  • 350cid 250-350bhp Turbo Fire V8 (1969-1980)
  • 400cid 255-265 bhp Turbo Fire V8 (1970-1976)

Big block V8s:

  • 348 W-series Turbo Thrust V8, 250bhp-350bhp (1958-1961)
  • 409 W-series Turbo Thrust V8, 340bhp-425bhp (mid-1961 to early 1965); This engine was immortalized in the Beach Boys song titled "409".
  • 427 W-series big block, (1963)
  • 396 265bhp-425bhp Turbo Jet V8 (mid-1965 to 1969); sung about in the song "SS 396"
  • 427 335bhp-425bhp Turbo Jet V8 (1966-1969)
  • 454 345-390bhp(1970-1976)

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Impala SS

1961 Chevrolet Impala SS

In 1961, the Impala SS (Super Sport) was introduced to the market. The SS badge was to become Chevrolet's signature of performance on many models, though it has often been an appearance package only. The Impala's SS package in 1961 was truly a performance package, beginning with the high-performance 348 in³ (5.7 L) V8 engines (available with 305, 340, and 350 hp (230, 255 and 260 kW)) or the new 409 in³ (6.7 L) V8, which was available with up to 425 hp. The package also included upgraded tires on station wagon wheels, springs, shocks and special sintered metallic brake linings. Starting in 1962, the Impala SS could be had with any engine available in the Impala, down to the 235 in³ 135 hp inline-6. With one exception, from this point until 1969, the SS was an appearance package only, though the heavy-duty parts and big engines could still be ordered. From 1962-on, Super Sports were limited to the hardtop coupe and convertible coupe exclusively. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 720 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1687 × 1404 pixel, file size: 719 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 720 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1687 × 1404 pixel, file size: 719 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Super Sport, or SS, is an option package offered by Chevrolet on many of its vehicle lines since 1961. ... The liter (spelled liter in American English and litre in Commonwealth English) is a unit of volume. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... This article is about a unit of measurement. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ...


The exception was the Z24 option package available in combination with the standard Z03 Super Sport package. Starting in 1967 through 1969, buyers of Impala Z24s got cars badged as "SS427" models. The SS427 included a heavy-duty suspension and other performance goodies, as well as a Turbo-Jet 427 in³ V8 in either L36 (385 hp 1967-1968 390hp in 1969) or L72 (425hp RPO 1968-1969 only. 17 L-72s were rumored to have been built in 1967; however, this has been disputed and none has surfaced as yet. Special SS427 badging, inside and out, was the rule, but few were sold since muscle car enthusiasts were looking toward big-block intermediates such as the Chevelle SS396 and Plymouth Road Runner, which were lighter and faster off the line. From 1968 to 1969, Z24s could be ordered without the Z03 SS package, which meant SS427 equipment but no bucket seats or center console. This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Plymouth dealers gave away this promotional windbreaker in 1970. ...


The Impala SS could be identified by "SS" emblems on the rear fenders and trunk lid. The Impala SS became its own series (separate model rather than an option package) for 1964. In 1968, the Impala SS once again became an option package. 1967 and 1968 SS427s got a special domed hood and body emblems, and the 1968 model featured "gills" on the front fenders in front of the wheel opening, possibly to remind people of its Corvette cousin. In 1969, the Impala SS was available only as the Z24 (SS427), coming exclusively with a 427 in³ V8 of 335, 390 or 425 hp. This was the final year for the Impala SS until 1994.


1969 was the last year that the Impala SS was offered with the Z24 package, but the only year in which front disc brakes and 15 inch wheels were standard; that made the 1969 SS427 better than the previous version. Although the 427 was replaced by the 454 in³ Turbo-Jet V8 in 1970, the SS option was gone. Thus, the 1969 Impala SS427 got the best of both worlds, which is why it is so valuable and is often cloned today.


1971-1976

Fourth generation
Production 1971-1976
Assembly Arlington, Texas
Body style(s) 2-door convertible
2-door Sport Coupe (hardtop)
2-door Custom Coupe (formal hardtop)
4-door hardtop
4-door sedan
4-door station wagon
Layout FR layout
Platform B-body
Engine(s) 454 345-390bhp V8
350cid 250-350bhp Turbo Fire V8
400cid 255-265 bhp Turbo Fire V8
Transmission(s) 3-speed automatic
Related Chevrolet Bel Air
Buick LeSabre
Pontiac Parisienne
Pontiac Catalina/Laurentian
Pontiac Bonneville
Chevrolet Caprice
Oldsmobile 88

In 1971, GM introduced its redesigned full-size B-body, the largest full-size car ever offered by GM. However, the 1970s marked a change in the American view of the automobile, which had a lasting impact on cars such as the Impala. The impact of the 1973 energy crisis on the industry was dramatic. Gasoline prices doubled between 1973 and 1979. Industry car sales plummeted 20 percent between 1973 and 1974, and for the first time in recent history, annual passenger car travel in the U.S. actually declined. The Impala's sales dropped to 176,376 units in 1975, the weakest since its introduction in 1958. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 220 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas (USA) within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... Saab 900 Convertible 1962 Rambler American 1981 AMC Eagle 4-WD convertible Convertible can also refer to a convertible security A convertible (sometimes called cabriolet in British English) is a car body style with a folding or retracting roof (aka soft top or top in USA, hood in UK). ... A hardtop is a term for a rigid, rather than canvas, automobile roof. ... A hardtop is a term for a rigid, rather than canvas, automobile roof. ... A hardtop is a term for a rigid, rather than canvas, automobile roof. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... In automobile design, an FR, or front-engine, rear wheel drive means a layout where the engine is in the front of the vehicle and drive wheels at the rear. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The B platform, or B-body, was General Motors full-size rear wheel drive automobile platform. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... “Gearbox” redirects here. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad locomotives). ... 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Interior 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door sedan 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan The Chevrolet Bel Air was an automobile series produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors from... The Buick LeSabre was a full-size car made by the Buick division of General Motors from 1959-2005. ... The Pontiac Parisienne was a full-size rear-wheel-drive vehicle that was introuduced on General Motors B-body in 1977. ... 1964 Pontiac Catalina 2-door hardtop The Pontiac Catalina was part of Pontiacs full-sized automobile line. ... The Pontiac Bonneville was an automobile built by the Pontiac division of General Motors from 1958 to 2005. ... The Chevrolet Caprice (later called Caprice Classic) was a series name of automobile produced by Chevrolet, a division of General Motors, in the United States from the 1965 through 1996 model years. ... The Oldsmobile 88 was a full-size car sold by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors and produced from 1949 until 1999. ... This article is about energy crises in general. ...


The 1970s-era Impalas had some notorious reliability issues, such as the appearance of a large crack in the dashboard, undoubtedly due to the huge expanse of vinyl which deteriorated when exposed to the sun's rays. Impala owners jokingly referred to it as the "Mark of Excellence" since, like the GM logo, it was on virtually every car. The 1970s full-size Chevrolets were the biggest ever, partly because of federal rules for bumper protection (beginning in 1973, front bumpers had to be able to withstand a 5 mph impact). In 1974, rear bumpers also had to meet the same standards. Powertrains consisted of V8 engines only, offered with 350, 400, or 454 cid. Beginning in 1972, all engines were designed to run on unleaded gasoline. Catalytic converters were introduced in 1975. The Impala convertible model was dropped after 1972, and continued as a Caprice until 1975. The Mark of Excellence is the nickname for the logo of General Motors. ... Gasoline, as it is known in North America, or petrol, in many Commonwealth countries (sometimes also called motor spirit) is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture consisting primarily of hydrocarbons, used as fuel in internal combustion engines. ... In an automobiles exhaust system, a catalytic converter provides an environment for a chemical reaction where unburned hydrocarbons completely combust. ...

1977–1985

Fifth generation
Production 1977-1985
Assembly Arlington, Texas
Body style(s) 2-door coupe
4-door sedan
4-door station wagon
Layout FR layout
Platform B-body
Engine(s) 229 V6
231 V6
1977-1979 250 in³ L6
1980-1982 267 in3 V8
1977-1985 305 in³ V8
1977-1979 350 in³ V8
1980-1985 Olds 350 dieselV8
Transmission(s) 3-speed automatic
4-speed automatic (optional, 1981-1985)
Wheelbase 116 in (2946 mm)
Related Chevrolet Caprice
Chevrolet Bel Air
Pontiac Safari
Pontiac Bonneville
Pontiac Parisienne
Pontiac Catalina/Laurentian
Oldsmobile 88
Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser
Buick LeSabre
Buick Estate
Cadillac Fleetwood
Cadillac Brougham

The changes in the automobile marketplace resulted in Chevrolet redesigning the Impala once again in 1977 to meet changing demands. The new Impalas were shorter, taller and narrower. The new Impala's frame was a shortened version of the one introduced in 1971 and would be utilized until 1996 when the B-body production line was shut down. The Impala was typical of smaller, lighter (even more so than the 1977 Chevelle), and more fuel efficient full-size American cars. Even with its smaller dimensions, the new Impala featured increased headroom, legroom and trunk space.[1] Image File history File linksMetadata MY_CAR.jpg‎ File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas (USA) within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... 1995 Buick Riviera coupe A coupé (from the French for cut) or coupe is a two or four-seater car with a fixed roof and two doors. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... In automobile design, an FR, or front-engine, rear wheel drive means a layout where the engine is in the front of the vehicle and drive wheels at the rear. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The B platform, or B-body, was General Motors full-size rear wheel drive automobile platform. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... L6 can mean: Motorola L6, Mobile phone. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... “Gearbox” redirects here. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad locomotives). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Chevrolet Caprice (later called Caprice Classic) was a series name of automobile produced by Chevrolet, a division of General Motors, in the United States from the 1965 through 1996 model years. ... 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Interior 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door sedan 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Sedan The Chevrolet Bel Air was an automobile series produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors from... 1955 Pontiac Safari station wagon Safari was a name first applied to Pontiacs version of the 2-door Nomad station wagon. ... The Pontiac Bonneville was an automobile built by the Pontiac division of General Motors from 1958 to 2005. ... The Pontiac Parisienne was a full-size rear-wheel-drive vehicle that was introuduced on General Motors B-body in 1977. ... 1964 Pontiac Catalina 2-door hardtop The Pontiac Catalina was part of Pontiacs full-sized automobile line. ... The Oldsmobile 88 was a full-size car sold by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors and produced from 1949 until 1999. ... Oldsmobile used the Custom Cruiser name on their large rear-wheel drive station wagons from 1971 to 1992. ... The Buick LeSabre was a full-size car made by the Buick division of General Motors from 1959-2005. ... Buick used the Estate name on their full-size station wagons. ... The Fleetwood name was used on the top of the Cadillac line since 1927. ... The Cadillac Brougham was the last rear wheel drive Cadillac in the 1990s. ...


Production of the downsized model increased substantially versus 1976, and the Impala regained the number one US sales position. The redesigned 1977 Impala/Caprice was named Motor Trends car of the year.


No convertible models were offered. Pillarless hardtops were also discontinued, the result of rumors of Federal rollover standards looming in the near future. The relatively rare 1977-1979 coupes did have a double bent tempered rear window much like the Monte Carlo Aerocoupe.


Engine availability was reduced in 1977 when the inline six-cylinder returned with 110 SAE(net)hp. Other options included 267cid and 305cid V8 engines. The 350cid V8 engine was optional in some years. Oldsmobile's 350cid V8 diesel engine also was available. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article is about the fuel. ...


In 1980, a slight facelift took place, although the body style remained the same, and all the sheetmetal was changed. From 1980-1990, all GM B-bodies shared similar doors that can be replaced by removing model-specific trim pieces.[citation needed]


Although the Impala (and the upscale Caprice) sold well into the early 1980s, the Impala was more of an entry-level vehicle along with fleet usage - especially with law enforcement. The Impala was discontinued in 1985, while the Caprice continued unchanged until 1990. The Caprice received a major redesign in 1991 and continued until 1996.

1994-1996

Sixth generation
Production 1994-1996
Assembly Arlington, Texas
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
Layout FR layout
Platform B-body
Engine(s) 5.7 L LT1 V8
Transmission(s) 4-speed automatic
Wheelbase 115.9 in (294 cm)
Length 214.1 in (544 cm)
Width 77 in (196 cm)
Height 54.7 in (139 cm)
Curb weight 4221 lb (1914 kg)
Related Chevrolet Caprice
Buick Roadmaster
Cadillac Fleetwood
1994-present Chevrolet Impala logo

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The Impala SS badge was resurrected at the 1992 Detroit Auto Show as a concept car designed by GM designer Jon Moss. The vehicle was put into production almost exactly as designed, with the only noticeable cosmetic change being the chrome "bowtie" logo on the grille (vs. red in the concept). The concept car was two inches lower to the ground than the regular Caprice. It had a 300hp 5.7L LT1 engine directly from the Chevrolet Corvette. The production car was one inch lower to the ground (compared to a regular Caprice) and the LT1 was tuned for more low-end torque with 260hp. Eventually, the concept car's motor was replaced with a GM Performance Parts 8.2 L engine. NAIAS 2005, near the Audi exhibit. ... The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car that has been manufactured by Chevrolet since 1953. ...


The 1994 Impala SS went into production 14 months later at GM's plant in Arlington, Texas. The car was a high-performance version of the Caprice. From a mechanical standpoint, it used the Caprice 9C1 police package as its base and as such got most of the equipment formerly available only to law enforcement and government agencies. This included a sport-tuned suspension with reinforced shocks and struts, a high-capacity upgraded reverse flow cooling system, larger and more powerful four-wheel disc brakes, transmission cooler, dual exhaust, a higher-output electrical system, and other minor mechanical alterations. Not all of the police equipment was carried over however, as the Impala SS did not get the external oil-to-air engine oil cooler, nor were all the body mounts secured (the standard Caprice and Impala SS were assembled at the factory with the front 3 body mounts missing one of the rubber cushions, while the 9C1 was assembled with all rubber cushions in place), although both are popular aftermarket additions to the Impala SS by their owners. Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas (USA) within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. ... 9C1 is Chevrolets Special Equipment Options (SEO) code for a police vehicle. ...


The Impala SS was uniquely fitted with a standard 3.08 limited-slip rear differential and suspension that was an inch lower. A retuned LT1 5.7 L small-block V8 was standard on the Impala SS, making 260 hp and 330 ft·lbf (447 N·m) of torque. The primary difference between the LT1 in the Impala and the LT1 that was in the Corvette and Camaro was that the Impala engine was fitted with cast-iron cylinder heads instead of aluminum ones, and a camshaft that was designed more for low-end torque than high-end horsepower. Another difference was that the Impala LT1 had 2 bolt main bearing caps while the Corvette LT1 had 4 bolt main bearing caps. The transmission used in the car was the 4L60E, which was itself an upgraded and revised version of the previous 700R4. However, the transmission was not beefed up for the power of the LT1, and transmission failures after 100000 miles were commonplace. [citation needed] The second-generation Chevrolet Small-Block engine, which uses the LT prefix, was introduced in 1992. ... // Chevrolets small-block V8 is a famous automobile engine. ... The foot-pound force (symbol: ft·lbf) is an English unit of work or energy from the English Engineering System. ... Newton metre is the unit of moment in the SI system. ... Torque applied via an adjustable end wrench Relationship between force, torque, and momentum vectors in a rotating system In physics, torque (or often called a moment) can informally be thought of as rotational force or angular force which causes a change in rotational motion. ... For other uses, see Iron (disambiguation). ... Aluminum is a soft and lightweight metal with a dull silvery appearance, due to a thin layer of oxidation that forms quickly when it is exposed to air. ... The 4L60-E (and similar 4L65-E) is a series of automatic transmissions from General Motors. ...


Several other cars in the B-body line also shared a similar powertrain: these were the Chevrolet Caprice, Buick Roadmaster, and the Cadillac Fleetwood which all shared the LT1 engine and 4L60E transmission. The Roadmaster was an automobile built by the Buick division of General Motors. ... The Fleetwood name was used on the top of the Cadillac line since 1927. ...


Cosmetically, the Impala SS received body-colored trim, which helped reduce the sometimes "bloated" look of the standard Caprice, a unique single-bar grille with no hood ornament and, a rear deck spoiler. It was fitted with 17-inch brushed aluminum wheels with 255/50ZR17 tires. Inside, the car came with a central console with cup holders (1994 and 1995 models) and a storage compartment, leather seats embroidered with the Impala SS logo, and a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel.


For the 1994 model year, it was available only in black with a grey interior. Due to a shortage of the unique 5-spoke aluminum wheels (manufactured by ROH in Australia), only 6,303 cars were sold. However, the wheel shortage was remedied for the 1995 model year and 21,434 cars were sold. In 1995, Dark Cherry Metallic and Dark Grey Green were added as exterior color options, and the body paneling on the rear quarter panel was altered to reflect the cosmetic effect formerly achieved by a window insert. 1996 was the last year of production with 41,941 units sold. The 1996 Impala SS production went late into the model year; some being produced as late as December 17, 1996. It saw minor interior alterations, with the digital speedometer being replaced by an analog one, along with a tachometer. The shifter was moved from the column to the center console, and the engine was given a OBD-II computer control system (the camshaft was reground to adjust for the new computer). On an automobile, a quarter panel is a body panel that covers the section between the door and the hood (for the front quarter panels), or the door and the trunk (for the rear quarter panels). ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


The entire B/D-body line, consisting of the Chevrolet Caprice, Impala, Buick Roadmaster and Cadillac Fleetwood, was discontinued by General Motors, as GM wanted more assembly lines to be able to produce more profitable SUVs. Another fact was that the Caprice was the only B-body with a market share since fleet sales to law enforcement outnumbered sales of all other B-bodies. The Roadmaster was an automobile built by the Buick division of General Motors. ... The Fleetwood name was used on the top of the Cadillac line since 1927. ...


As of 2007, 1994-6 Impala SSs (including the Caprice 9C1) retain enthusiast popularity. Some clubs are centered around the Impala and related B-body vehicles. The powerful Corvette-derived engine and large vehicle size lend the vehicle to customization. Some modifications may include turbocharged or supercharged engines, bigger wheels and tires, louder sound systems, and unusual paint jobs. This article is about clubs for motor enthusiasts. ... The B platform, or B-body, was General Motors full-size rear wheel drive automobile platform. ...


2000-2005

Seventh generation
Production 2000-2005
Assembly Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
Layout FF layout
Platform W-body
Engine(s) 3.4 L LA1 175hp V6
3.8 L L36 200hp V6
3.8 L supercharged L67 240hp V6
Transmission(s) 4-speed 4T65E automatic
4-speed 4T65E-HD automatic
Wheelbase 110.5 in (2807 mm)
Length 200.0 in (5080 mm)
Width 73 in (185.5 cm)
Height 2000-02: 57.5 in (1460 mm)
2003-05: 57.3 in (1458 mm)
Curb weight 3465 lb
Related Buick Century
Buick Regal
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Oldsmobile Intrigue
Pontiac Grand Prix
Buick LaCrosse

The Impala name was "resurrected" for the 2000 model year to replace the Lumina. It was built at the Oshawa Car Assembly in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Unlike the earlier Impalas, this one was front-wheel drive and was available with two V6 engines. This car was based on the GM W platform. A new Impala SS with a supercharged V6 was brought out for the 2004 model year (290,259 Impalas were sold). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x491, 89 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chevrolet Impala Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Oshawa (estimated 2004 population 150 000; metropolitan population 296 298) is a city on Lake Ontario located approximately 60 km east of downtown Toronto in Ontario, Canada. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... In automobile design, an FF, or Front-engine, Front wheel drive, layout places both the engine and driven wheels at the front of the vehicle. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The W-body is a automobile platform from General Motors which underpins midsize cars with front wheel drive. ... The General Motors 60° V6 family of engines began with the 1980 Chevrolet 2. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... The Buick V6 engine family, initially marketed as the Fireball at its introduction in 1962, is a large V6 engine used by General Motors. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... For other meanings, see supercharger (disambiguation) A supercharger (sometimes called a blower), a positive displacement or centrifugal pump, is a gas compressor used to pump air into the cylinders of an internal combustion engine. ... The Buick V6 engine family, initially marketed as the Fireball at its introduction in 1962, is a large V6 engine used by General Motors. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... “Gearbox” redirects here. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad locomotives). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kerb (sometimes mis-spelled as curb by Americans) weight is the total weight of a vehicle with standard equipment, all necessary operating consumables (such as motor oil and coolant), a full tank of fuel and not loaded with either passengers or cargo. ... Buick Century is a model name used by the Buick division of General Motors for a line of fullsize performance vehicles from 1936 to 1942 and 1954 to 1958; Buick also used the Century name from 1973 to 2004 for its value-added midsize cars. ... The Buick Regal was a mid-size car produced by General Motors Buick division from 1973 through 2004, during which Buick also used the Century name on mid-size models; the two frequently shared bodies and powertrains. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... The Oldsmobile Intrigue was a mid-size sedan manufactured from 1998 through 2002 by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. ... The Pontiac Grand Prix is an automobile produced by the Pontiac division of General Motors. ... The Buick LaCrosse is a Buick automobile model introduced in the United States for the 2005 model year. ... See Chevrolet Lumina (Australia) for the Australian built vehicle of the same name. ... 1990 Chevrolet Lumina 2002 Chevrolet Impala Is a major car manufacturing facility in the city of Oshawa Ontario Canada building various automobiles for General Motors Canada. ... Oshawa (estimated 2004 population 150 000; metropolitan population 296 298) is a city on Lake Ontario located approximately 60 km east of downtown Toronto in Ontario, Canada. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... The W-body is a automobile platform from General Motors which underpins midsize cars with front wheel drive. ... A supercharger (also known as a blower) is an air compressor used to force more air (and hence more oxygen) into the combustion chamber(s) of an internal combustion engine than can be achieved at ambient atmospheric pressure (natural aspiration). ...

Rear view of the 2002 Chevrolet Impala

The Impala was available in two trim levels from 2000 to 2002. The base model came equipped with cloth bench seats, the 175 hp 3.4 L LA1 V6, and a 3-gauge instrument cluster. The LS came factory-equipped with cloth bucket seats upgradeable to leather with center console and floor shift, color-keyed "Impala" door scripts and trunk badge, anti-lock brakes, traction control, keyless remote entry, integrated foglamps, 4-gauge instrument cluster, and the 200 hp 3.8 L L36 V6. Options available on all models included a sunroof, OnStar system, rear decklid spoiler, Driver Information Center with built-in Homelink system, heated power front seats, and 16 inch 1990s SS-inspired wheels. All options found or available on the LS were available on the base model. All models came equipped with power windows, door locks and mirrors. 2002 Chevrolet Impala. ... 2002 Chevrolet Impala. ... An anti-lock braking system (commonly known as ABS, from the German name Antiblockiersystem given to it by its inventors at Bosch) is a system on motor vehicles which prevents the wheels from locking while braking. ... Traction control systems, on current production vehicles, are typically (but not necessarily) electro-hydraulic systems designed to prevent loss of traction (and therefore the control of the vehicle) when excessive throttle or steering is applied by the driver. ...


In 2003, Chevrolet introduced the LS Sport appearance package. Added to the LS model, it offered a 6-gauge cluster, front bumper extension, color-keyed tail light panels and a chrome exhaust pipe tip.


The 2004 to 2005 Impala SS came equipped with the 3.8 L supercharged L67 V6 engine. It was rated at 240 hp and had been previously used in the Pontiac Grand Prix GTP, Buick Regal GS and Pontiac Bonneville SSEI. Although the vehicle was discounted as not being a 'true SS', the lightweight supercharged sedan was actually quicker than the 1990s Impala SS, with 0-60 mph times pushing 6.5 seconds compared to the earlier models' 7.1. The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... The Pontiac Grand Prix is an automobile produced by the Pontiac division of General Motors. ... The Buick Regal was a mid-size car produced by General Motors Buick division from 1973 through 2004, during which Buick also used the Century name on mid-size models; the two frequently shared bodies and powertrains. ... The Pontiac Bonneville was an automobile built by the Pontiac division of General Motors from 1958 to 2005. ...


Intake manifold issues

The 3.4 L six cylinder engines used in the Impala through 2002 have a problem with the intake manifold gasket not sealing properly. This is due to an incompatibility between the gasket material and the Dex-Cool coolant.[citation needed] A class action lawsuit is pending on this issue in Canada[1]. Antifreeze is used in internal combustion engines, and for many other heat transfer applications, such as electronics cooling and chillers for HVAC. Compounds are added to water to reduce the freezing point of the mixture to below the lowest temperature that the system is likely to be exposed to, and...


Police Package

2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala 9C1 of the Prince George's County, Maryland Police Department.

Also released with this version were the Police Package and Undercover Police Package, named 9C1 and 9C3, respectively. Available only to law enforcement, it has had more success than its predecessor, the Lumina 9C3. The 9C1 was basically a base model with a stronger suspension and the 3.8 L V6 engine. It was only available in a few basic colors. Another addition was the "SURV MODE" switch which replaced the fog light switch found on the LS. This enabled the driver to turn off all lights in the vehicle and "hide"; something not allowed with the civilian models as automatic headlights were standard. The 9C3 was comparably equipped to the 9C1, but the ability to add other convenience options and more paint and interior choices set the 9C3 apart. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x660, 93 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chevrolet Impala Police car Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x660, 93 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chevrolet Impala Police car Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Prince Georges County is located in the U.S. state of Maryland immediately north, east, and south of Washington, D.C. It is the wealthiest majority African-American county in the nation. ... See Chevrolet Lumina (Australia) for the Australian built vehicle of the same name. ...

2006-2010

Eighth generation
Production 2006-2010
Assembly Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Body style(s) 4-door sedan
Layout FF layout
Platform W-body
Engine(s) 3.5 L LZE V6
3.9 L LZ9 V6
5.3 L LS4 V8
Transmission(s) 4-speed automatic
Wheelbase 110.5 in (2807 mm)
Length 200.4 in (509 cm)
Width 72.9 in (185.2 cm)
Height 58.7 in (149.1 cm)
Related Buick LaCrosse
Pontiac Grand Prix
Chevrolet Monte Carlo

The 2006 Impala was introduced at the 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show, resembling a Caprice. Like the Buick LaCrosse, this model uses the updated GM W platform. The base engine is a 3.5 L V6 producing 211 hp. The new Impala features new taillights, different from the four-circle style of the previous generation. The most notable news about the model, though, is the SS model's use of the Generation IV small-block V8 in a front-wheel drive Chevrolet for the first time, and the first V8 in a Chevrolet sedan since the 1996 Caprice: the new 5.3 L V8 (with Displacement on Demand, now called Active Fuel Management or AFM) produces 303 hp, making it one of the most powerful production front-wheel drive vehicles in the world. The car is 200.4 in (509 cm) long, 58.7 in (149.1 cm) high, and 72.9 in (185.2 cm) wide. Available trim levels are LS, LT, LTZ and the aforementioned SS. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 512 pixelsFull resolution (1532 × 980 pixel, file size: 101 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Oshawa (estimated 2004 population 150 000; metropolitan population 296 298) is a city on Lake Ontario located approximately 60 km east of downtown Toronto in Ontario, Canada. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... In automobile design, an FF, or Front-engine, Front wheel drive, layout places both the engine and driven wheels at the front of the vehicle. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The W-body is a automobile platform from General Motors which underpins midsize cars with front wheel drive. ... The High Value engine family from General Motors is a group of large pushrod V6 engines. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... The High Value engine family from General Motors is a group of large pushrod V6 engines. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... The LS is Generation III and Generation IV, the latest evolution of General Motors line of small-block V8 engines. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... “Gearbox” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Buick LaCrosse is a Buick automobile model introduced in the United States for the 2005 model year. ... The Pontiac Grand Prix is an automobile produced by the Pontiac division of General Motors. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... ... The Buick LaCrosse is a Buick automobile model introduced in the United States for the 2005 model year. ... The W-body is a automobile platform from General Motors which underpins midsize cars with front wheel drive. ... The LS is Generation III and Generation IV, the latest evolution of General Motors line of small-block V8 engines. ... Displacement on Demand is an automobile variable displacement technology from General Motors. ...

Impala police model

Also updated are the 9C1 & 9C3 trim levels for Police Package models, which do not have the civilian SS's 303 hp V8 engine available, but instead use the 3.9 L V6, as that engine does not have Active Fuel Management and is more suited for the power-to-weight ratio and handling advantages. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (948x519, 72 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chevrolet Impala Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (948x519, 72 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chevrolet Impala Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Active Fuel Management (formerly known as Displacement on Demand) is a trademarked name for the automobile variable displacement technology from General Motors. ...


The interior has been completely redesigned. The 2006 Impala featured a wood trim center console with chrome accents on all major control buttons. The dashboard featured a chrome Impala logo embedded in the wood grain trim that runs across the front of the vehicle and onto the doors. The new control knobs found throughout the vehicle's cockpit are similar to those found in the new Buick models as well as the Cadillac DTS, all of which feature a similar center console. Another interior revision is the location of the cupholders, which are now concealed beneath the mid-section of the vehicle's center console. The Cadillac DTS (DeVille Touring Sedan) replaces the Cadillac DeVille as that carmakers largest luxury car for the 2006 model year. ...

2006 Chevrolet Impala

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Awards

The Impala was selected as the 2006 and 2007 Fleet Car of the Year by Automotive Fleet and Business Fleet magazines [2] [3] and won the 2006 CAA Pyramid Award for Environmental Initiatives for the launch of its new Ethanol Powered E-85 [4] The Canadian Automobile Association (or CAA) is affiliated with the American Automobile Association. ...

2007

The Impala receives several new colors, and an AFM-equipped 3.9 L V6 for 2007, as well as a Regency-outfitted "Impala RSS". The RSS will include more aggressive rims, front/rear bumper and rocker panel extensions, a BMW M-inspired spoiler and various interior upgrades. Also beginning in 2007, the Impala will begin to replace the Monte Carlo on the NASCAR stock car racing circuit; more specifically, on all the scheduled racing events where NASCAR has mandated the use of a car with different (and some) new specifications, better known as the Car of Tomorrow, it was recently announced that in 2008 the Impala will be the only Chevrolet nameplate on the NASCAR Circuit. This is because NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow has a "street car look", so Nascar wants them to have a "street car name". Active Fuel Management (formerly known as Displacement on Demand) is a trademarked name for the automobile variable displacement technology from General Motors. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... BMW M GmbH (previously: BMW Motorsport GmbH) is a subsidiary of German car manufacturer BMW AG established in May 1972 with just eight employees. ... The 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season began on February 10 at Daytona International Speedway with the Budweiser Shootout and will end with the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ... The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... NEXTEL Cup drivers practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 Stock car racing is a form of automobile racing found mainly in the United States and Great Britain held largely on oval rings of between approximately a quarter-mile and 2. ... This article is about the NASCAR car style. ...


Future

The Impala is reported to be getting a heavy redesign for the 2010 model year, with sales expected to begin in spring or summer of 2010. It will be transferred to the rear-wheel drive Zeta platform alongside the new Camaro as well as the Pontiac G8. The 2010 Impala will likely mirror the Pontiac G8's engine and transmission offerings, with V6 and V8 models, and presumably a high performance model to carry the Impala SS name on into the future. The Chevrolet Impala will be constructed at the current Oshawa, Ontario plant that W-Body cars are built in. Zeta is the original name for General Motors full-size rear-wheel drive automobile platform. ... Modified 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. ... The Pontiac G8 is a rear-wheel drive sedan produced by General Motors to be released for the 2008 model year under the Pontiac name. ...


In Culture

  • In the televison show Supernatural, brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, travel across the country in a black 1967 Chevy Impala investigating and combatting paranormal events and other unexplained occurrences.

Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a Brooklyn discotheque. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer. ... This article is about the US TV series. ...

References

  1. ^ 1978 Chevrolet Full Size brochure
  • Gunnell, John, Editor (1987). The Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975. Kraus Publications. ISBN 0-87341-096-3. 
  • Biel, John (2005), "A Glass Half Full: The Story of the 1958 Chevrolet", Collectible Automobile 21(6): 8-23.

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The Impalas were finless for 1961 and the Impalas retained the three-lamp motif at the rear.
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The Impala SS was only available in fl and featured a body-colored grille, body-color front and rear fascias, rocker moldings, door handles and key locks, taillamp moldings, body-colored raised Impala SS logos along the rear fenders, a unique rear deck-lid spoiler, and Impala emblems on the sail panels and rear deck lid.
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Chevrolet's 1958 lineup featured one year only styling that sported "curves where before there were lines." The Impala option added special trim, deluxe interiors, and resulted in the steepest price in the Chevrolet lineup.
Chevrolet introduced the Super Sport (SS) option package, which was optional on the 348 and standard with the 409, which would define Chevrolet performance for many years to come.
Although only 142 Impala SS 409s were built in 1961 (and most went to good customers that would run them at the local dragstrips), the legend was born and the horsepower race was on.
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