Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Chevrolet Impala
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You can’t talk rich vehicular history without making mention of the Chevrolet Impala. For many decades this one-of-a-kind car set the standard for both value and comfort. Many might even consider it the very first American “muscle car.” Let’s take a journey through the life and times of this luxurious American phenomenon. 

A History of the Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet began producing the Impala back in 1957. It was named after the large African antelopes and was meant to give consumers a more luxurious option beyond the popular Bel Air. It was the most popular Chevy nameplate up until the late 1980s.

Technology and Innovations of the Chevrolet Impala

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala comes with a sleek, modern, and sophisticated design. Some of the top features include a 305 max horsepower engine, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay Compatibility, and a full-sized interior. 

A Timeline of the Chevrolet Impala – the Little Impala that Could

  • First Generation Chevrolet Impala

The first-generation Chevrolet Impala, released in 1958, sported a Harley Earl-era design with chrome decoration and a large chassis with semi-elliptic leaf springs at the rear. 

  • Second Generation Chevrolet Impala 

Impalas got a lean and low makeover when Bill Mitchell took the company over in the late 1950s. We saw the introduction of four-door hardtops in the line.

  • Third Generation Chevrolet Impala 

The Impala was redesigned in 1961 with a boxy, muscle car design. It utilized a 6.7L big-block engine and an SS badge.

  • Fourth Generation Chevrolet Impala 

A sleeker version popped up in 1965 with the Impala Caprice four-door hardtop. There were nine different V-8 engines offered as well. 

  • Fifth Generation Chevrolet Impala 

The 1971 Impala was the last large muscle car and the last Impala convertible. In 1973, Impala began including energy-absorbing bumpers due to federal regulations.

  • Sixth Generation Chevrolet Impala 

Impala downsized in 1977 with smaller trunks and dimensions to fit a more practical consumer market. The nameplate was eventually retired in 1985. 

  • Seventh Generation Chevrolet Impala 

The Impala came back in 1994 with a more rounded design and SS badging. This Impala was said to resemble the design of police cars.

  • Eighth Generation Chevrolet Impala 

The Impala was redesigned in 2000, offering front-wheel drive and a V-6 engine with a unibody design. The horsepower was bumped up to a whopping 240.

  • Ninth Generation Chevrolet Impala 

Chevrolet combined front-wheel drive with a 5.3L small-block V-8 engine in the ninth generation Impala. They continued making both police and civilian cars until 2013.

  • Tenth Generation Chevrolet Impala 

The tenth-generation Chevrolet Impala shared components with the Cadillac XTS and Buick LaCrosse. It was also the first Impala to feature a four-cylinder engine and a modern infotainment system. 

The Chevrolet Impala in the News

A Supernatural fan just recently won a replica of the Chevy Impala that the two main characters have driven throughout the full 15 seasons of the series. 

Celebrity Endorsements of the Chevrolet Impala

There are a wide variety of legendary Chevrolet Impala owners, from famed basketball star Kobe Bryant to Good Charlotte frontman Benji Madden.

Best Chevrolet Impala Groups

The best place to find like-minded Chevrolet Impala owners is the National Impala Association, which holds annual Impala conventions, events, and forums for Impala information.

The Chevrolet Impala – From Muscular to Lean

It’s pretty obvious that Chevrolet decided to move with the market as the Impala continued to grow and change. From the early days of luxury to the modern days of economy, we hope that the Impala will continue to soldier on.

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