2025 Chevrolet Impala: A Retrospective Study To Saving America’s Large Sedan

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    2025 Chevrolet Impala: A Retrospective Study To Saving America’s Large Sedan

    2025 Chevrolet Impala: A Retrospective Study To Saving America’s Large Sedan
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    A Muscular Re-imagining

    Sadly the current Impala has all the appeal of a mid-2000’s Accord with some mildly-interesting rear fender creases, so you can’t blame punters for choosing a crossover over this four-door beige-mobile that’s a faint shadow of its former self.

    To address this, my study pays homage to the 1964 Impala 4-door hardtop with its frameless windows and clean body lines, while also borrowing elements from the more curvy 1967 model. To bring it into the future, Chevrolet’s street-inspired design language is utilised, with elements from the Camaro and Corvette infused into the metalwork.
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    Re: 2025 Chevrolet Impala: A Retrospective Study To Saving America’s Large Sedan

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    Interesting Idea that just might work.

    Think there is more demand for large sedans than most think and by combining the Impala with a 4-Door Camaro (covers 2 segments) could provide enough volume to justify it's production and possibly save the Camaro Coupe.

    Would need to use an Omega sized base for enough interior space and would allow the CT6 to continue as well as the Lacrosse as the Avista it should have always been.

    Even if restricted to a new Impala and continuation of the CT6, it might be viable.

    Does need to retain the 6.2L V8 as an option.

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    Re: 2025 Chevrolet Impala: A Retrospective Study To Saving America’s Large Sedan

    I'm beginning to realize that if you're dropping that kind of money on a new vehicle, it really does make more sense to look at a crossover. That wasn't always an option, but I can see how that choice has diminished the full-size sedans importance in the market.

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    Re: 2025 Chevrolet Impala: A Retrospective Study To Saving America’s Large Sedan

    I was over there looking at that story and I think the rendering they have is terrible, basically a 4 dr. Camaro. Sadly I think sedans are becoming a thing of the past as far as a major portion of the market. They are not dead and again-because I've said it before-GM, and Ford as well, need to be more creative and bring out ones the people want. I see a lot the new Avalon's out on the streets so there is a market.

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    Re: 2025 Chevrolet Impala: A Retrospective Study To Saving America’s Large Sedan

    Accord U.S. sales dropped 42% in just 5 years.
    Automakers, regardless of the badge, cannot retain sedan buyers.
    There's a market, but it's shrinking by the HOUR.

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    Re: 2025 Chevrolet Impala: A Retrospective Study To Saving America’s Large Sedan

    I would be interested in a true FULL size RWD Impala. My first car was a 65 Impala.
    A 4 door Camaro is not what any full size Chevy owner wants.
    And if they put any of the Transformer movies styling cue of the Camaro and Corvette into a future Impala it will not generate sales.
    GM/Chevrolet needs to either do it right or not try at all.

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    Re: 2025 Chevrolet Impala: A Retrospective Study To Saving America’s Large Sedan

    Quote Originally Posted by SierraGS View Post
    Interesting Idea that just might work.

    Think there is more demand for large sedans than most think and by combining the Impala with a 4-Door Camaro (covers 2 segments) could provide enough volume to justify it's production and possibly save the Camaro Coupe.

    Would need to use an Omega sized base for enough interior space and would allow the CT6 to continue as well as the Lacrosse as the Avista it should have always been.

    Even if restricted to a new Impala and continuation of the CT6, it might be viable.

    Does need to retain the 6.2L V8 as an option.
    Try full EV with this retro styling. Won’t have a problem selling. There are plenty of sedan EV buyers out there but was forced to buy a Model 3 lol
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    Re: 2025 Chevrolet Impala: A Retrospective Study To Saving America’s Large Sedan

    Quote Originally Posted by Myron 65 View Post
    I would be interested in a true FULL size RWD Impala. My first car was a 65 Impala.
    A 4 door Camaro is not what any full size Chevy owner wants.
    And if they put any of the Transformer movies styling cue of the Camaro and Corvette into a future Impala it will not generate sales.
    GM/Chevrolet needs to either do it right or not try at all.
    And GM has decided to stop trying. If you want a four door Camaro take a look at a Blazer.

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    Re: 2025 Chevrolet Impala: A Retrospective Study To Saving America’s Large Sedan

    It's easy to look over at FCA and their rwd offerings, but how much of those sales are based on price? FCA can sell at a bargain price as the equipment to build the underlying mechanicals are old and long since depreciated. Put in a new chassis, etc. and I bet FCA will need to raise the price substantially which I bet would have quite an impact on volume. In other words, I don't think GM or any other manufacturer can match what we see at FCA.

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    Re: 2025 Chevrolet Impala: A Retrospective Study To Saving America’s Large Sedan

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    And GM has decided to stop trying. If you want a four door Camaro take a look at a Blazer.
    But the Blazer isn't even RWD.

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    Re: 2025 Chevrolet Impala: A Retrospective Study To Saving America’s Large Sedan

    Quote Originally Posted by Myron 65 View Post
    But the Blazer isn't even RWD.
    I believe he was being facetious, hence the smiley.

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    Re: 2025 Chevrolet Impala: A Retrospective Study To Saving America’s Large Sedan

    That's cool, so.......................forget it.
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    Re: 2025 Chevrolet Impala: A Retrospective Study To Saving America’s Large Sedan

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    That's cool, so.......................forget it.
    But to my point above, do you think GM could build that and sell at the price that FCA does? I don't think they can, nor do I think FCA can if they give the Charger/300 a new chassis.

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    Re: 2025 Chevrolet Impala: A Retrospective Study To Saving America’s Large Sedan

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    But to my point above, do you think GM could build that and sell at the price that FCA does? I don't think they can, nor do I think FCA can if they give the Charger/300 a new chassis.
    First and foremost, they require the will to do so. Everything usually follows after that

    Second, since Alpha 2 appears to have been killed, Alpha has been around long enough to have amortized substantial costs out of. Also, a pity GM allowed the 6th gen Camaro to be such a sales flop, they were planning sales volumes which would have allowed them to print money from Alpha.
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    Re: 2025 Chevrolet Impala: A Retrospective Study To Saving America’s Large Sedan

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    But to my point above, do you think GM could build that and sell at the price that FCA does? I don't think they can, nor do I think FCA can if they give the Charger/300 a new chassis.
    This can't be overstated enough and needs to be shouted from the rooftops and beaten into GMI'ers brains forthwith!!

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