There Are Hardly Any Chevrolet Impala Buyers, But They Pay Well

  1. Welcome to GM Inside News Forum – General discussion forum for GM

    Welcome to GM Inside News Forum - a website dedicated to all things GM.

    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, Join GM Inside News Forum today!
     
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 88

Thread: There Are Hardly Any Chevrolet Impala Buyers, But They Pay Well

  1. #1
    News Contributor BlackGTP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    10,462
    Thanks
    2,654
    Thanked 3,992 Times in 2,315 Posts
    My Ride
    2013 Cadillac ATS - Black

    There Are Hardly Any Chevrolet Impala Buyers, But They Pay Well

    There Are Hardly Any Chevrolet Impala Buyers, But They Pay Well
    http://www.gminsidenews.com/articles...yers-pay-well/

    May 12, 2017
    Tim Cain

    We knew General Motors’ strategy for the tenth-generation Chevrolet Impala would be different when the big sedan was launched in 2013. No longer intended to be the fleet queen and a hugely discounted showroom sedan, the tenth-gen Impala moved upmarket.

    Consequently, sales decreased and did so in dramatic fashion. The Impala’s U.S. volume in 2014 was down by more than half compared with 2007 output. Sales continued to fall, with the Impala’s 2016 calendar year result of 97,006 U.S. sales representing the sixth consecutive year of decline.

    The Impala’s numbers are getting lower. Much lower. After averaging more than 8,000 monthly Impala sales in 2016 and nearly 10,000 per month as recently as 2015, Impala volume has cratered in early 2017. Only 3,213 Impalas were sold in the United States in April 2017, down 73 percent compared with the Impala’s April average over the last five years.

    More at link to GMI thread

  2. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    News Contributor BlackGTP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    10,462
    Thanks
    2,654
    Thanked 3,992 Times in 2,315 Posts
    My Ride
    2013 Cadillac ATS - Black

    Re: There Are Hardly Any Chevrolet Impala Buyers, But They Pay Well

    Seems weird to be posting GMI articles...

    This is one of the aspects of the new GM that I like, fiscal responsibility. And sounds like an amazing recovery from the inventory glut for the Lacrosse. Someone at GM IS paying attention.

  4. #3
    R2-D2 Astromech Droid Premium Member Neanderthal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    A sunny cave in Transylvania
    Posts
    29,311
    Thanks
    4,616
    Thanked 3,202 Times in 2,282 Posts
    My Ride
    17 Maz6 Touring; 01 PT LTD

    Re: There Are Hardly Any Chevrolet Impala Buyers, But They Pay Well

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Seems weird to be posting GMI articles...

    This is one of the aspects of the new GM that I like, fiscal responsibility. And sounds like an amazing recovery from the inventory glut for the Lacrosse. Someone at GM IS paying attention.
    So...the ELR "strategy" is working on Impala? Something that actually HAS the value that they charge?
    And it's a car I've never seen advertised...other than in concert with those idiot Chibby Gots Awards Mon! idiot ads.

    And even 3300/mo = 40,000 a year.
    17 Maz6

    If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me. Alice Roosevelt Longworth
    It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man. H. L. Mencken
    I failed to make the chess team because of my height. Woody Allen

    Hidden Content Hidden Content Hidden Content Hidden Content

  5. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Neanderthal For This Useful Post:

    ChrisGinNC (05-14-2017),Citation84 (05-15-2017)

  6. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  7. #4
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8 Premium Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    The land of the hethan
    Posts
    7,670
    Thanks
    804
    Thanked 1,855 Times in 1,406 Posts
    My Ride
    The coffin on wheels

    Re: There Are Hardly Any Chevrolet Impala Buyers, But They Pay Well

    I wonder if the 10th Gen Impalal ays the ground work for Impala to be come a more niche like product
    that becomes appealing to RWD fans as a premium or near luxury alternative.

  8. #5
    Chevrolet VOLT member12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    10,123
    Thanks
    174
    Thanked 997 Times in 535 Posts

    Re: There Are Hardly Any Chevrolet Impala Buyers, But They Pay Well

    Impala is a great car. It's the second best selling full sized sedan in the US after the Charger, which remains a police favorite.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to member12 For This Useful Post:

    Syclone478 (05-14-2017)

  10. #6
    2.4 Liter SIDI ECOTEC Carbide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    477
    Thanks
    307
    Thanked 259 Times in 162 Posts

    Re: There Are Hardly Any Chevrolet Impala Buyers, But They Pay Well

    How is Chevy the value brand again?

    Seems that the value is just buying Caddy and ignoring overpriced Impala.

    No wonder Malibu is so popular.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Carbide For This Useful Post:

    Citation84 (05-15-2017)

  12. #7
    Chevrolet VOLT member12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    10,123
    Thanks
    174
    Thanked 997 Times in 535 Posts

    Re: There Are Hardly Any Chevrolet Impala Buyers, But They Pay Well

    Another benefit to the new Impala:

    Smooth, reliable V6 power without the annoying start/stop or cylinder deactivation. Not yet anyway.

  13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to member12 For This Useful Post:

    gkr778 (05-15-2017),steve333 (05-14-2017)

  14. #8
    3.0 Liter SIDI V6
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    734
    Thanks
    686
    Thanked 290 Times in 122 Posts
    My Ride
    2013 ATS Premium 6MT

    Re: There Are Hardly Any Chevrolet Impala Buyers, But They Pay Well

    The next Impala should go RWD/AWD and take over for the SS. Offer quite a few trim levels ala the old G8.

  15. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to wallus13 For This Useful Post:

    Dr. Show-Me2 (05-18-2017),thechevyisnumber1 (05-14-2017)

  16. #9
    2.4 Liter SIDI ECOTEC
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    213
    Thanks
    290
    Thanked 106 Times in 60 Posts
    My Ride
    4.3L Vortec

    Re: There Are Hardly Any Chevrolet Impala Buyers, But They Pay Well

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    So...the ELR "strategy" is working on Impala? Something that actually HAS the value that they charge?
    And it's a car I've never seen advertised...other than in concert with those idiot Chibby Gots Awards Mon! idiot ads.

    And even 3300/mo = 40,000 a year.
    From 2014. Seems like the last time Chevy had a great commercial about any of their cars.


  17. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to bongos2u For This Useful Post:

    1958carnut (05-14-2017),Carbide (05-13-2017),Neanderthal (05-14-2017),steve333 (05-14-2017),tgagneguam (05-14-2017)

  18. #10
    GMI Camaro Forum Moderator Premium Member Z284ever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Chicagoland
    Posts
    12,346
    Thanks
    1,195
    Thanked 4,609 Times in 2,361 Posts

    Re: There Are Hardly Any Chevrolet Impala Buyers, But They Pay Well

    So volume is down 73% but that's okay, because transaction prices are up...erm...$600? Is that a good trade?

    Someone 'splain this to me.
    Pony Car: an affordable, compact, highly styled car with a sporty or performance-oriented image and an available V8.

  19. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Z284ever For This Useful Post:

    1958carnut (05-14-2017),ChrisGinNC (05-14-2017),Citation84 (05-15-2017),CJH (05-16-2017),Ed753 (05-14-2017),ehaase (05-14-2017),richmond2000 (05-14-2017),Rocket 88 (05-15-2017),Z Fury (05-15-2017)

  20. #11
    4.4 Liter Supercharged Northstar MechEng's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,579
    Thanks
    55
    Thanked 626 Times in 306 Posts
    My Ride
    2017 Chevrolet Volt Blue

    Re: There Are Hardly Any Chevrolet Impala Buyers, But They Pay Well

    One month doesn't make a trend. So the Impala only sold 3K in one month this year. Over the last 12 months it's averaged about 6K per month. The article seems a little premature. If the Impala continues to sell like this for the next coulple of months then people need to start questioning things.
    See my cars stats below Hidden Content

    Hidden Content

  21. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to MechEng For This Useful Post:

    jzchev28 (05-14-2017),mbukukanyau (05-18-2017),Neanderthal (05-14-2017)

  22. #12
    R2-D2 Astromech Droid Premium Member Neanderthal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    A sunny cave in Transylvania
    Posts
    29,311
    Thanks
    4,616
    Thanked 3,202 Times in 2,282 Posts
    My Ride
    17 Maz6 Touring; 01 PT LTD

    Re: There Are Hardly Any Chevrolet Impala Buyers, But They Pay Well

    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    So volume is down 73% but that's okay, because transaction prices are up...erm...$600? Is that a good trade?

    Someone 'splain this to me.
    They make it up in volume. And it depends on what you drive onto the lot, how good your trade is.

    Quote Originally Posted by MechEng View Post
    One month doesn't make a trend. So the Impala only sold 3K in one month this year. Over the last 12 months it's averaged about 6K per month. The article seems a little premature. If the Impala continues to sell like this for the next couple of months then people need to start questioning things.
    Roger that. Even Tayoota was down last month.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carbide View Post
    How is Chevy the value brand again?

    Seems that the value is just buying Caddy and ignoring overpriced Impala.

    No wonder Malibu is so popular.
    There was a time when a loaded Caprice was not far from a 62 Series or deVille base, I forget which was the peon Caddy model in the 60s.

    edit: CALAIS.

    Quote Originally Posted by bongos2u View Post
    From 2014. Seems like the last time Chevy had a great commercial about any of their cars.

    If only Dean Martin had been available...
    Last edited by Neanderthal; 05-14-2017 at 10:09 AM.
    17 Maz6

    If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me. Alice Roosevelt Longworth
    It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man. H. L. Mencken
    I failed to make the chess team because of my height. Woody Allen

    Hidden Content Hidden Content Hidden Content Hidden Content

  23. The Following User Says Thank You to Neanderthal For This Useful Post:

    Z284ever (05-14-2017)

  24. #13
    News Contributor BlackGTP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    10,462
    Thanks
    2,654
    Thanked 3,992 Times in 2,315 Posts
    My Ride
    2013 Cadillac ATS - Black

    Re: There Are Hardly Any Chevrolet Impala Buyers, But They Pay Well

    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    So volume is down 73% but that's okay, because transaction prices are up...erm...$600? Is that a good trade?

    Someone 'splain this to me.
    In a rapidly dying segment? I don't know what good is in this segment, but at least GM isn't giving them away to maintain volume like they would've 10+ years ago (and what FCA is doing).

  25. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to BlackGTP For This Useful Post:

    Chassis Guy (05-20-2017),JimmyDiablo (05-14-2017)

  26. #14
    2.4 Liter SIDI ECOTEC Carbide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    477
    Thanks
    307
    Thanked 259 Times in 162 Posts

    Re: There Are Hardly Any Chevrolet Impala Buyers, But They Pay Well

    When this gen Impala first came out, reviewers were urging that buyers purchase the LaCrosse rather than Impala, due to greater value in important areas, at a small increase in purchase price.

    Which underlines the basic problem of the Impala, it's new design and much greater cost is offputting to the demographic it relies on, which is seen in not only the Impala lack of popularity, but LaCrosse as well.

    Malibu, having grown in size and been the recipient of better pricing and content inclusion lower in the price ranges, has cannibalized Impala, and Lacrosse sales too, due to the lack of other Buick models.

    GM marketing strategy is pushing people away, hidden by the greater ATP's they've created, at the expense of customer satisfaction, or customer base size.
    Last edited by Carbide; 05-14-2017 at 09:20 AM.

  27. #15
    7.0 Liter LS7 V8
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    St. George, Ut.
    Posts
    4,752
    Thanks
    5,920
    Thanked 1,440 Times in 979 Posts
    My Ride
    2016 Nissan Rogue SV AWD

    Re: There Are Hardly Any Chevrolet Impala Buyers, But They Pay Well

    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    So volume is down 73% but that's okay, because transaction prices are up...erm...$600? Is that a good trade?

    Someone 'splain this to me.
    That is what I've been thinking through all of this decreasing sales but transaction prices/profits up fiasco. The smoke and mirrors charade-seems to me we're being misled somehow because to me it all just doesn't add up. Just my thoughts on it anyway.
    Last edited by 1958carnut; 05-14-2017 at 09:02 AM.

  28. The Following User Says Thank You to 1958carnut For This Useful Post:

    Z284ever (05-14-2017)

  29. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2