Chevy is evolving in a push to build more eco-friendly, cost-effective vehicles for our modern times. To make way for a new wave of powerful, capable, and innovative electric trucks, Chevrolet has put a halt to the long-running Impala nameplate. The last model rolled off the production line in February of 2020.
GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck factory manufactured the last Chevy Impala, a red sedan which was sold to an undisclosed private owner. This marks the third hiatus for the car, which was previously discontinued from 1983 to 1986, and again from 1997 to 1999.
The Impala started as a trim for the Chevy Bel Air in 1958 before becoming a standalone model. In 1965, a record 1 million Impalas were purchased, and it was the country’s best-selling car in 1977 and 1978.
The Detroit-Hamtramck facility will undergo renovations to become a plant for manufacturing electric trucks and SUVs. The first electric model will be the Hummer EV SUT for late 2021. The Cruise Origin electric shuttle will follow shortly thereafter.
Chevrolet expects to launch an all-electric pickup truck by 2025 to go along with an electric crossover SUV. These vehicles are part of an 11-vehicle wave created by Chevy to move towards a more eco-friendly future.
For more information on the Impala and Chevy’s electric ambitions, contact Wiesner of Huntsville today!