The 2018 Chevy Impala marks the 5th year of the 10th generation of the legendary model. Chevrolet is a highly successful franchise of General Motors. And from them, Chevy Impala is among most successful cars to ever hit streets around the globe. The current generation of only full sized sedan under the GM Chevy brand debuted in the year 2014. All subsequent models have received updated designs and gadgets.Latest model expects massive redesigning and a fresh look. The new model looks extravagant, stylish and elegant. And is expected to strike all right notes regarding its functionality and drive experience.
2018 Chevy Impala – Engine and Transmission
Two different engine choices will be available, as specified below-
- A new turbocharged I4 1.5-liter engine as an entry level variant which will produce 200 hp. This engine will be a substitute for the 2.5-liter I4 LCV engine which is available in the present model.
- A 2nd variant is a 6 cylinder 3.6-literengine of the LGX series. This engine will deliver 310 hp and 260 lb-ft torque. This variant will be available in the top trim.
- Both drivetrain variants will mate to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Although, a six-speed variant may also be available.
2018 Chevy Impala – Redesigned Look
A lot of design changes are not expected for this mid-cycle refresh. Slights changes are likely to be made such as new color variants. Slight updates on gadgets and equipment can be expected. Style modifications include headlamp enhancement, chrome details, and grille revisit.
There might be a new platform in the Chevy Impala 2018. The P2XX platform may be the same as the one in 2017 LaCrosse. The higher trim variants which will be launched post the base variant. The launch will have a greater number of design changes such a facelift to provide a sportier look. The features of interiors of 2018 Chevy Impala will be along the same lines as those in the current model. The infotainment system is likely to receive an update. Small trimming changes are expected.
2018 Chevy Impala – Prices and Availability
Hefty changes in the price of Chevy Impala 2018 may not be seen. The base model will cost around $28,000. This will compete with Ford Taurus. Higher trim versions such as the SS model will cost a little more. They are likely to be introduced a short while after the launch of a base trim model. This sedan should be available late in the year 2017 (probably in the third quarter).
The 2018 Chevy Impala looks modern and pleasing. Automobile shape is elegant and quite streamlined to improve stability, vehicle handling, top speed and acceleration. The rear end, however, looks rather bulky and appears to be out of sync with rest of design of an automobile. A new powerful engine promises better performance and better control of steering.