Chevrolet Impala To Get Re-Design In 2014, Rear-Drive Performance Sedan May Follow

Chevrolet Impala To Get Re-Design In 2014, Rear-Drive Performance Sedan May Follow

General Motors is hoping that their next Chevrolet Impala, due in 2014, will be looked at as more than just fodder for the rental car lot. With a new platform shared with the Buick Lacrosse, the next Impala, due in 2014, should represent a significant jump in both style and performance – although based on the current car, that’s not saying too much.

The report in Automotive News also points to a possible rear-drive performance sedan for Chevrolet, which would almost certainly be based on the rear-drive Holden Commodore platform. The car would also be slated for a 2014 release, and one Chevrolet insider told Automotive News that “we are going back to the essence of what Chevrolet was and stood for — well-designed, beautiful, sculptured pieces, with lots of customer value.”  Chevrolet is selling a Holden model to police fleets as the Chevrolet Caprice, but sales to the public are not planned at this time.

[Source: Automotive News]

  • Napoleon

    My first Chevy Caprice Classic (used) was a 1975 2 Door Sedan with a small block 400 with a 4 barrell carbeurator with a 350 turbo transmission. This was a great car that I drove for 7 years. I purchased a 1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic just love the car. The ride was like a Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. I still own it and drive it. Looking forward to the return of the rear wheel drive Chevrolet Caprice Classic.

  • Rodney

    I miss my 75 Chevy Malibu with the 350 4bbl. As a uniformed police officer, I miss the 75 Chevy Caprice as a patrol unit. At times even used my Malibu as undercover vehicle. The rear wheel drive was better than the front wheel drive of today. I am currently driving a 2010 Impala and it is smaller inside than my 75 Malibu. It doesn’t handle as well as the 75 Malibu and Caprice did, but I am still glad I have it. I drove the Crown Vic police units and they were not like the old vehicles from the 70s. Wish Chevy would get back to what the customer wants, not what the stockholders what, more money in their pockets.

  • Joe

    The current car for 2012 is dumping the old 4 speed automatic and OHV 3500/3900 engines in favor of the new flex fuel LFX 3.6 DOHC V6 and 6 speed automatic so the current Impala should be a very quick FWD sedan for well under 30K. Now if only we could get cheap GM to update the interior and give a fresh more modern nose and some more current technology options.

  • Jeffrey Bennett

    I remember my prized 1985 Chevrolet Celebrity back in college which was the Malibu replacement. It was a Chevy with lots of torque and power. I got into an accident in 1993 and totally demolished the car. I still miss that car 18 years later.

  • dip

    The styling / looks and quality of the 2011 Chevy Impala make me nauseated. My friend has one and everytime I go to his house I start vomiting because of his ugly piece of crap in the driveway. But, GOOD NEWS!! He wanted to help me, so he put the car on blocks in the back yard, cut the roof off, filled it with sand, and now all the local kids play in it as a sand box. AND!!!, I feel much better and no longer vomit at the extremely ugly sight of the 2011 chevy crapala … sorry … I mean Impala. General Motors should be ashamed of the ugly cars they have put out over the last 33 years. But, this new Impala really annoys me. It’s like stretch Lumina. This company should get its act together or close its doors.

  • alleggerita

    You only have to drive the Pontiac G8 (Holden Commodore) to see how far ahead the Australian product is compared to the Impala. I cannot believe Chevrolet is keeping archaic transportation in its portfolio.

  • John Lyle

    I used to own 68 Caprice, it was just like a little Cadillac: automatic climate control, power seats, elegant interior and knockout styling! GM needs to take Chevy back to the days of the 60s when Chevy meant leading edge style, high quality and high style interiors, performance, and most important a car that delivered a lot of value and class for the money. Chevy meant quality. When I see old Chevies today I am impressed by the high quality interiors. The car magazines of the day said that GM cars had the best fit and finish of any of the car makers. GM can succeed if it just goes back to its roots!

  • Dionne

    I love my 2007 Impala!!! I don’t care what nobody has to say about it. The car gets good gas mileage and handle curves like you wouldn’t believe. When 2014 gets here I will be purchasing the NEW IMPALA!!!!

  • Wayne Baker

    Stop the incredible foreplay,bring on that sexy2014 Chevy Impala SS with the rear wheel drive.Make us proud GM rise above the imports I know with all the fresh blood in Detroit now you can do it.That concept car is outta the park beautiful such flowing lines not seen in decades real style ,pinch me hard to believe where have your design boys been hiding.

  • Shantel

    If their going to come out with updated Impala SS bring it on just keep the body style similar because i love my Impala SS ’07 just need more speed

  • Shantel

    I screaming for and updated Impala SS with more speed but got to stay automatic with similar body style because i just love my Impala SS ’07

  • cabledawg

    A total joke! If the big two auto maker don’t get their heads out of their…you know what! Honda or Toyota will step in someday and offer a large full frame rear wheel drive V8 American looking car! I kinda hope they do, just so its a wake up call to get it together!

  • 1dinosaur1

    I look foreward to the new Impala for 2014. I would consider buying one if it was rear drive.