General Motors will continue to build and sell its current-generation Chevrolet Impala until 2014 at its plant in Oshawa, Canada.
The automaker announced yesterday that it would move Camaro production from its current location in Oshawa to Michigan for the next generation. At the bottom of that release, the company also announced that it would continue to build both the Impala full-size sedan and Equinox until June, 2014.
While it might seem ridiculous to continue building a previous-generation car while the new one is available, GM has a history of doing exactly that. Why, you might ask? Fleet sales.
As much of a bane as the current Impala’s popularity as a fleet vehicle has been for consumer sales, nobody will blink if the current car sticks around as a taxi or police cruiser. Meanwhile, GM gets to pad its books with car sales that most people won’t even realize are happening.
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