With the Chevrolet Impala forced to endure an unbearably long production cycle (8 years by the time its replacement arrives in 2015), Chevrolet’s full-size sedan will need something to ensure it stays relevant in the marketplace, and General Motors is confident that an updated engine will do the trick.
The new 3.6L LFX V6 will be the sole engine option, replacing the “high feature” 3.5L and 3.9L V6s of previous years. A 6-speed automatic may also join the lineup, as its compatible with the LFX but not the older V6s. A new Impala is due in 2014 and will share a platform with Cadillac’s upcoming XTS flagship.
[Source: GM Inside News]