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Chevrolet for model years 1958 to 1985, 1994 to 1996, and 2000 until 2020. The Impala was Chevrolet’s popular flagship passenger car and was among the better selling American-made automobiles in the United States. For its debut in 1958, the Impala was distinguished from other models by its symmetrical triple taillights. In 2000, the Impala was re-introduced again as a mainstream front-wheel drive car. As of February 2014, the 2014 Impala ranked No.

1 among Affordable Large Cars in U. When the tenth generation of the Impala was introduced for the 2014 model year, the ninth generation was rebadged as the Impala Limited and sold only to fleet customers through 2016. During that time both versions were sold in the United States and Canada. The tenth-generation Impala was also sold in the Middle East, and South Korea. The Impala name was first used for the full-sized 1956 General Motors Motorama show car that bore Corvette-like design cues, especially the grille. It was named Impala after the graceful African antelope, and this animal became the car’s logo. Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Chevrolet.

Cadillac Eldorado Seville, Buick Roadmaster Riviera, Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday, Pontiac Bonneville Catalina, and the Chevrolet Bel-Air Impala. The Impala was introduced for the 1958 model year as top of the line Bel Air hardtops and convertibles. From the windshield pillar rearward, the 1958 Bel Air Impala differed structurally from the lower-priced Chevrolet models. Hardtops had a slightly shorter greenhouse and longer rear deck. The 1958 Chevrolet models were longer, lower, and wider than its predecessors. The 1958 model year was the first with dual headlamps. The tailfins of the 1957 were replaced by deeply sculptured rear fenders. Impalas had three taillights each side, while lesser models had two and wagons just one.

The standard perimeter-type frame was abandoned, replaced by a unit with rails laid out in the form of an elongated «X. Chevrolet claimed that the new frame offered increased torsional rigidity and allowed for a lower placement of the passenger compartment. A coil spring suspension replaced the previous year’s rear leaf springs, and an air ride system was optional. A total of 55,989 Impala convertibles and 125,480 coupes were built representing 15 percent of Chevrolet production. The 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala helped Chevrolet regain the number one production spot in this recession year. The 1959 Chevrolet Impala was redesigned.

The Impala became a separate series, adding a four-door hardtop and four-door sedan, to the two-door Sport Coupe and convertible. Sport Coupes featured a shortened roof line and wrap-over back window. The 1960 Impala models reinstated three round taillights on each side, and a white band running along the rear fenders. The available V8s were reduced to seven, in 283-cu in or 348-cu in displacements. Special Super Turbo-Thrust with triple two-barrel carburetors, 11. 25:1 compression ratio, and dual exhausts.

Fuel injection was no longer an option on full-size Chevrolets. Right-hand drive cars were made in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, for New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa and assembled locally from CKD or SKD kits. The right-hand drive dashboard was a mirror image of the 1959 Chevrolet panel and shared with equivalent right-hand drive Pontiac models. Australian models were assembled by hand on the GMH Holden assembly lines. The Australian Impala was the first American post-war import to come standard with a V8 engine. The Impala was restyled on the GM B platform for the first time for 1961. Sport Coupe models featured a «bubbleback» roof line style for 1961, and a unique model, the 2-door pillared sedan, was available for 1961 only. This was also the last year the top station wagon model would have the Nomad name.

The 1962 model featured new «C» pillar styling for all models except the 4-door hardtop. Sport Coupe models now featured the «convertible roof» styling, shared with other GM «B» full-size hardtop coupes, although the less expensive Bel Air hardtop was still available with the 1961-style roofline. These engines could only be ordered with a manual shift transmission. The small-block 283 was offered with a two barrel carburetor. The 1963 Impala featured rectilinear styling with an engine-turned aluminum rear taillight panel surrounded by a chrome border on SS models. The Sport Sedan featured a new, creased roof line. A new «coved» instrument panel included simple indicator lights for hot and cold engine conditions.

An optional factory tachometer was built into the dashboard, just above the steering wheel. This was a special package created for drag racers and NASCAR and included a 427 with aluminum body parts and a cowl-induction air intake system. The aluminum body parts were fabricated in Flint, Michigan at the facility now known as GM Flint Metal Center. This car has 1965 Super Sport wheel covers. For 1964, the Impala was restyled to a more rounded, softer look. The signature taillight assembly had an «upside-down U» shaped aluminum trim strip above the taillights, but the individual lights were surrounded by a body-colored panel. All full size 1964 Chevrolet station wagons got small rectangular taillight lenses mounted vertically, one for each side of the car. Right hand drive cars were made at GM’s Oshawa plant in Canada and often shipped overseas in kit form for assembly in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.

1965 Chevrolet Impala 300 hp V8 big Block Engine. Redesigned in 1965, the Impala set an all-time industry annual sales record of more than 1 million units in the United States. In 1965, Chevrolet introduced a new luxury package for the Impala four-door hardtop, called «Caprice» and coded as RPO Z18. Caprices received tufted upholstery, wood grained accents on the dashboard and specialty pulls on the insides of the doors. This «halo» model also featured the «spinner» wheel covers from the Impala SS, with the «SS» logo centers replaced by a Chevrolet «bowtie» emblem. Engine choices included the inline six-cylinder as well as the small-block and big-block V8s.

The 1967 model was redesigned with enhanced Coke bottle styling that featured Corvette-inspired front and rear fender bulges. In keeping with federal regulations, safety features were built into Impalas during the 1967 and 1968 model years, including a fully collapsible energy-absorbing steering column, side marker lights, and shoulder belts for closed models. The 1968 model was facelifted with a new front end. The new rear bumper housed triple «horseshoe» shaped taillights. 1968 also saw a new Impala model, the Custom Coupe. This two-door hardtop featured the same formal roofline as the Caprice Coupe. It was successful and would be continued through 1976.

The 1969 Impala and other full-sized Chevrolets got new slab-sided bodies with a small «upsweep» at the rear quarter window, giving them a more formal appearance. It retained the 119-inch wheelbase from previous models. New front bumpers that wrapped around the grille and horizontal taillights were in the rear bumper. The hardtop Sport Coupe got a new notchback roofline, replacing the «fastback» C-pillar from 1967 to 1968. Ventless front windows were used on all models. The 1969 model year Impala production topped Caprice production by 611,000 units. Impala station wagons were renamed Kingswood, a name which would continue through 1972.

The similar 1970 Impala got a minor facelift featuring a more conventional under the grille bumper replacing the wrap-around unit used in 1969 along with new triple vertical taillights in the rear bumper. Right hand drive cars were manufactured in Canada for export to countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, etc. They used a version of the 1965 Impala dash panel — without provision for a radio and installed in a dashboard moulding made of fibreglass, not metal — until 1969. Australian models were assembled in Australia by General Motors-Holden from kits, as this lessened tax on the cars. The Australian cars had locally sourced amber flashing rear indicators replacing the clear reversing lenses, as red indicators were illegal. New Zealand models were assembled by General Motors New Zealand with bodies supplied from Canada already welded, painted and trimmed. The SS badge was to become Chevrolet’s signature of performance on many models, though it often has been an appearance package only. 6 through 1967, though the big-block engines and heavy-duty parts could still be ordered.

From 1967 to 1969, an additional model, the SS427, was available. Z03, from 1962 to 1963, and again in 1968. Super Sports from 1962 to 1964 came with engine-turned aluminum trim, which was replaced by a «blackout» trim strip in 1965 which ran under the taillights. The 1966 Impala SS was facelifted with a revised grille and new rectangular taillights that replaced the triple round units. A chrome beltline strip shared with regular Impalas was added in response to complaints about door dings on the clean-lined 1965s. Inside were new «Strato-bucket» front seats with thinner and higher seat backs, and a center console with an optional gauge package available. Super Sports had black grille accents and black-accented body-side and rear fender moldings.

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Lesser models leaned more toward brightwork inside and out. Buyers could choose either vinyl bucket seats with a center console, or a Strato-Bench seat with a fold-down center armrest. In 1968 as Caprice sales escalated, those of the Impala Super Sport suffered a decline. Chevelle, and even Novas could be special-ordered with the 396 engine with the new-for-1968 body. This was the final year for the Impala SS until 1994. Unlike the previous two years, the 1969s finally got «Impala» script on the front fenders and interior. 1970 GM B platform is the fourth best selling automobile platform in history after the Volkswagen Beetle, Ford Model T and the Lada Riva.

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The Impala remained Chevrolet’s top-selling model with the fifth generation. 1971, but power decreased as the years went along. The 1971 redesigned B-body would be the largest car ever offered by Chevrolet. The 1972 model has a grille which extended below the bumper. Powertrains consisted of mostly V8 engines. The best-selling body style was the formal-roof Custom Coupe. The convertible was moved upmarket to the Caprice Classic series.

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Tweaks to the suspension and frame gave better roadability, according to Chevrolet general manager John Z. Oldmobile instrument panel and unique steering wheel that contained both a driver and front passenger air bag. They were all four-door sedans painted in a special green-gold color. The system was not advertised in a big way and many of the cars were used for crash testing by both GM and the Federal government. In 1974, the rear bumper was redesigned with shock absorbers to meet the upgraded standards and new tail lights were added. The front end was also freshened as in previous years, with a new grille and headlight bezels, a new header panel, and a bumper with a drop down center section. The marker lights moved back up beside the headlamps once again. The 1975 Impala used a 1974 carried-over Caprice front end, with a grille insert and emblem change.

The dummy’s head hit only the head restraint, the rpm’s jump from 500 to 900 and continually jump up and down. 8a24 24 0 0 1 0, the 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala helped Chevrolet regain the number one production spot in this recession year. Exclusive talk and entertainment. Picking up features like E85 capability and handful of new colors along the way. And 2000 until 2020.

The Caprice model was revised with a new front end with a swept back style header panel with recessed headlight buckets, a new hood, and new fenders. Also in 1975 upholstery, door panels and the dashboard were revised as were the radio and climate control graphics. Inside were color-keyed seat belts and floormats. Fender and dashboard emblems rounded out the package. The changes in the automobile marketplace resulted in Chevrolet redesigning the Impala once again in 1976 to meet changing demands. The new downsized Impalas were shorter in length, taller and narrower than before. The new Impala’s frame was a shortened version of the one introduced in 1970 and would be utilized until 1996 when the B-body production line was shut down. The new body was taller and narrower than the 1976 model. Pillarless hardtops were discontinued, the result of rumors of federal rollover standards looming in the near future.

1979 coupes sported a double bent tempered rear window similar to the 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Aerocoupe. In 1980, all new sheet-metal was used, although the body style remained similar. V8 engine was optional in some years. V8 diesel engine also was available. The Impala and the upscale Caprice sold well into the early 1980s. 1981 and was discontinued in 1985, while the Caprice continued unchanged until 1990. In January 1990, the GM B platform’s body was redesigned for the 1991 model year, though it retained the same shortened frame design of the 1977 model year redesign.

The Impala SS badge was resurrected at the 1992 Detroit Auto Show as a concept car designed by GM designer Jon Moss. The Impala SS was fitted with a standard 3. The Impala SS received body-colored trim, a unique single-bar grille with no hood ornament, and a rear deck spoiler. Impala SS logo, and a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel. For the 1994 model year, it was available only in black with a gray interior. 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. Another change from 1994 was the placement of the side mirrors from pods attached to the door to a larger format attached to the ‘A’ pillar. 1996 was the last year of production with 41,941 units sold.

The entire B-body line, consisting of the Chevrolet Caprice, Impala SS, and Buick Roadmaster, was discontinued, as GM wanted more assembly lines to be able to produce more profitable SUVs. A ceremony was held at the plant on December 13, 1996, as the last Impala SS was produced. The Impala name was revived for the 2000 model year as the «Hi-Mid» program to rename the Lumina as the Chevy Impala. The Impala was available in two trim levels from 2000 to 2003. LA1 V6, and a 3-gauge instrument cluster. 2005 Chevrolet Impala SS photographed in Sault Ste. The 2004 to 2005 Impala SS came equipped with the 3. Also released with this version were the 9C1 Police Package, first released in 2000, as well as the 9C3 Undercover Police Package first released in 2001. Available only to law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and EMS agencies, it has had much more success than its predecessor, the Lumina 9C3. The 9C1 was a base model with a stronger suspension and the 3. Sales for the Impala 9C1 and 9C3 were strong with law enforcement and they were especially popular with large city fleets such as the NYPD and Philadelphia Police Department. The 2006 Impala was introduced at the 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show in January. The SS model used the Generation IV small-block V8, the first to do so in a front-wheel-drive Chevrolet, and the first V8 in a Chevrolet sedan since the 1996 Caprice. Available trim levels for the ninth generation were the LS, LT, LTZ, and the SS, respectively. Six-passenger seating was only available as an option on the LS and LT models. Leather upholstery was standard on LTZ models and optional on LT models. The ninth generation 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 dashboard and onto the doors. The LS was the base model. CD player and MP3 capability, SiriusXM, auxiliary input jack, six speakers, keyless entry, air conditioning, cloth seating surfaces, and a choice of two front bucket or a single front bench seat. The LT was the mid-range model. It offered alloy wheels, and optional front heated seats. The LTZ was the most luxurious model. 5-liter V6 and Flex Fuel rear badge for the LS, LT, LTZ, and Touring. 9 L V6 with Active Fuel Management was available. To commemorate the Impala’s 50th year, a 50th Anniversary Edition was introduced in Spring 2008. For the 2009 model year, the Impala received three new exterior colors: Victory Red, Silver Ice Metallic, and Aqua Blue Metallic, while the brushed aluminum dash applique was no longer available. The Touring trim level was discontinued for 2009. The Active Fuel Management feature remained on the 5. For the 2010 model year, the Impala was the only GM W-body car in production, although the eight-cylinder SS model was discontinued. LT models included fog lights and once again offered an optional Luxury Edition package. 9 L V6 was no longer available for the LT model.

Two new exterior colors were available: Summit White and Cyber Gray Metallic, and four exterior colors were deleted. For the 2011 model year, Impala returned in LS, LT, and LTZ trims. A Luxury Edition package was again an option on the LT and featured leather heated seats, 6-way power front passenger seat, Bose Premium Audio System, XM radio, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Universal Home Remote, outside heated power mirrors, and rear spoiler. For the 2012 model year, the exterior received a slight refresh and 4 trims: a standard Impala, LS, LT, and LTZ. 9 L engines were dropped in favor of a single, 3. The four-speed automatic transmission is also deleted in favor of a six-speed automatic. For the 2013 model year, the Impala was largely a carryover of the 2012 model. Available trims were once again LS, LT, and LTZ. It was the last retail Impala to be offered with optional bench seat and column shift transmission. The ninth generation model remained in production in LS, LT, and LTZ trim until the 2016 model year as a rental, fleet, and police car under the revised model name «Impala Limited». The consolidated plant in Oshawa, Canada continued making the Impala Limited, along with the Chevrolet Equinox. The Impala again was offered as a police vehicle in the ninth generation form. The 9C1 and 9C3 models were based on the LS model, yet offered steel wheels or steel wheels with wheel covers, optional rubber flooring, preparation for police equipment such as sirens, radios, lighting, special badging, inoperable rear door handles, windows, and door locks. LS, LT, LTZ, and Police models.