One of the longer running car’s among American car manufacturers is the Chevrolet Impala, and this year will be the last time you can buy one brand new. The 2020 Chevy Impala is officially the final production year for the popular vehicle, and for a car that has as much history and reputation, it is truly sad to see it go. Lucky for us, these reliable machines will continue to be available on the used car market and collector auction blocks for some time to come.
From the start
The first Chevy Impala hit the market in 1957 as a family-friendly and affordable car. In 2000 the car became mid-sized, making it a great option for many different drivers of various needs. You could rely on the Impala to be a reliable daily driver after hundreds and thousands of miles and also be a safe option for a first-time driver. There were a lot of things that made the Chevy Impala a great sedan in its many production years.
Chevrolet originally announced the end of production for the Impala in 2019 and continued to produce its final model year for 2020. As the year comes to a close and 2021 models hit the lot, you won’t be seeing any more new Chevy Impalas. The sales figures for the Impalas have decreased drastically over the years, so it makes sense that the company has begun to phase them out, even though we are sad to see them go.
The Chevy Impala meant something
The Chevy Impala was a relatively long-running vehicle, and from its first production model through its final, the reputation of the car has seen a lot. Taking over for the Monte Carlo, the Impala took a place in the Nascar stock car racing circuit and was once considered a desirable muscle car. The ending of the Impala isn’t at the fault of Chevy, either, but reveals a drastic change in the automotive market that we will see reflected in the future of car sales and production.
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The Chevrolet Impala is undoubtedly just one of what is many mid-sized cars being phased out of production due to a dramatic change in vehicle sales. In a world where SUVs seem to reign, and electric cars are skyrocketing in popularity, the next generations of cars will be different than anything we have seen before.