Is GM making a 2020 Impala?

Red 2020 Chevy Impala drives along a road, side view

Discontinuation of Chevy Impala and Existence of 2020 Model

You may have heard word that GM is discontinuing the Chevy Impala. And that word is correct. After ten generations and sixty years, GM has decided to axe its long-running model.

But you may also have heard tell about a well-received 2020 Chevrolet Impala. Is it true? Is there a 2020 Impala model on the market?

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Yes, GM produced a 2020 Chevy Impala. The model has been received as a “great car,” lauded for offering more passenger and cargo space than most of its rivals, along with an easy-to-use infotainment system. It also benefits from a muscular engine and pleasing ride quality.

Such strengths earned the 2020 Impala the award for 2020 Best Large Car for the Money by review aggregator U.S. News, along with a place as a finalist for the publication’s 2020 Best Large Car for Families award. This latter nomination was brought about by the vehicle’s admirable safety and reliability ratings, along with available family-friendly features.

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Front/angled view of a red 2020 Chevy ImpalaWill there be a 2021 Chevy Impala?

In spite of all this, there will not be a 2021 Chevrolet Impala. The last Impala sedan was produced on February 27th, 2020 at the Detroit-Hamtramck Chevy plant in Michigan. Chevy announced they’d be killing off the Impala in 2018, when they also announced the demise of several other passenger car models, including the Chevy Volt, Chevy Cruze, Buick Lacrosse, Cadillac XTS and Cadillac CT6.

The Impala was originally expected to end in 2019 along with the Chevy Volt hybrid and Buick LaCrosse. So all things considered, we should be grateful for the extra year the automaker blessed us with.

The outgoing model is part of the tenth generation of the Impala. It was originally introduced for the 2014 model year. The primary cause of the decision to end it is said to be the decreasing popularity of the full-size sedan in recent years. The Impala lifespan lasted in total more than sixty years.

What will GM make instead of the Chevy Impala?

GM is shifting their emphasis towards fully-electric cars and utility vehicles. The Detroit-Hamtramck plant will be retooled to this end. Models slated to be assembled on its lines include the much-anticipated upcoming GMC Hummer EV.