Chevy Impala Dies Today, 62 Years Since The Original’s Launch

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February 27 marks the end of an era for Chevrolet as the brand once again axes the Impala from the lineup. The name debuted in 1958 as the moniker for the range-topping Bel Air. It became a separate model soon afterward and stuck around in the Chevy lineup until 1985. There was a brief revival for the sporty Impala SS in the 1990s and a longer return from 2000 until the present day.

“Just as the Impala evolved over the years, the market has shifted dramatically and demand for sedans has declined and we adjusted to meet customer needs,” Steve Majoros, vice president of Chevrolet marketing, told The Detroit News.

The Impala comes from the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant. GM is investing $2.2 billion into the factory to make the site the…

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