2013 Impala a Cadillac clone?

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    2013 Impala a Cadillac clone?

    2013 Impala an XTS Cadillac Clone?



    I heard a commentator on a car show today taking about how Harley Earl saw Chevrolet as a working man's Cadillac and we can see below that there were Chevy Impala's that were sized and styled to look similar to the Cadillac’s of the day.

    This got me thinking that with the XTS sharing it's platform with the next Impala, why not bring back that philosophy.....








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    Re: 2013 Impala a Cadillac clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by MonaroSS View Post
    2013 Impala an XTS Cadillac Clone?



    I heard a commentator on a car show today taking about how Harvey Earl saw Chevrolet as a working man's Cadillac and we can see below that there were Chevy Impala's that were sized and styled to look similar to the Cadillac’s of the day.

    This got me thinking that with the XTS sharing it's platform with the next Impala, why not bring back that philosophy.....






    Absolutely not! I'm sorry Monaro, but that's just plain wrong.
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    Re: 2013 Impala a Cadillac clone?

    It's not out of the question, but I think not.

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    Re: 2013 Impala a Cadillac clone?

    Sorry, but that jusn't work for me.
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    Re: 2013 Impala a Cadillac clone?

    I don't like what you did to the side of it, and I think the front needs more work to Chevy-fy it, but other than that, it works.

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    Re: 2013 Impala a Cadillac clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Busta_44 View Post
    Absolutely not! I'm sorry Monaro, but that's just plain wrong.
    What's wrong, the idea of looking like a Caddy or you don't like the styling?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnstarnes View Post
    Sorry, but that just doesn't work for me.
    Again, is it just the styling and what exactly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suziebob View Post
    I don't like what you did to the side of it, and I think the front needs more work to Chevy-fy it, but other than that, it works.
    I like the flowing curves down the side. It gives it a non-boring look. I'd always choose divisive polarising styling over nondescript. People should have to ‘get used to’ a new styling trend; otherwise it is just following and not setting the trend.




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    Re: 2013 Impala a Cadillac clone?

    I just think it looks awkward on a car of this size. And for some reason it reminds me of my Cavalier.

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    Re: 2013 Impala a Cadillac clone?

    Setting the design suggestion aside, I have a feeling that this is precisely what will be happening, although I suspect the Impala will be a closer sibling to the LaCrosse than the XTS.

    GM insiders keep dropping hints that a large Chevrolet will be coming sooner than expected but they're keeping details on whatever it is closely guarded.

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    Every time I see the front of the XTS, since the pre-Christmas teaser shot, I keep thinking CUV. The proportions of this car are just weird; it’s like someone grafted the front clip of a CUV onto an elongated… well, it looks like an extra life sized Art Deco hood ornament:





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    Re: 2013 Impala a Cadillac clone?

    I really like the xts and I also think the chevy version looks like a winner too..

    Just give it one motor 3.6 DI ...give it an ultrasuede interior like the present malibu 2lt... and call it a day.

    I'd say the vehicle would be a home run.

    Will chevy build it? Sadly I doubt it....

    Makes too much sense.
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    Re: 2013 Impala a Cadillac clone?

    I mostly like it. The sides look good, the front end just needs a bit more refinement. I would go with horizontal lights of the same style, and maybe a slightly lower, and framed, grille to accentuate the wide-body styling. This would adequately differentiate it from the XTS, while still keeping costs down.

    By the way, I'm pretty sure it's Harley Earl.
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    Re: 2013 Impala a Cadillac clone?

    I'm sorry but the next Impala will either be Zeta II or Alpha based.

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    Re: 2013 Impala a Cadillac clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by crooner214 View Post
    I mostly like it. The sides look good, the front end just needs a bit more refinement. I would go with horizontal lights of the same style, and maybe a slightly lower, and framed, grille to accentuate the wide-body styling. This would adequately differentiate it from the XTS, while still keeping costs down.

    By the way, I'm pretty sure it's Harley Earl.
    Of course it's Harley Earl, that must have been a typo, I even had his web page open when I typed it, sorry...





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    Re: 2013 Impala a Cadillac clone?

    You're artistic, thats for sure.

    But there is a reason there is no Lexus Avalon.

    If the XTS is simply a warmed up Impala(like the Taurus and MKS) than most Luxury custumors won't care.
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    Re: 2013 Impala a Cadillac clone?

    Quote Originally Posted by MonaroSS View Post
    What's wrong, the idea of looking like a Caddy or you don't like the styling?
    I don't like the styling. I can't criticize too much because I'm definitely not as good at this as you are (I have two previous chops out there somewhere, one of a Bravada made out of an Enclave and a Buick version of the Orlando concept), but I am not a fan of the side treatment. The front end is far too large for my liking as well and this grill on the car just looks awkward.

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