Chevrolet Impala – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Chevrolet Impala

The Chevrolet is a full-size automobile built by the division of General Motors for the 1958 model year. its name from the southern antelope. Chevrolet’s most passenger model through had become the best-selling automobile in the States, competing against the Galaxie 500 and the Plymouth Fury full-size models dominated the The Impala was distinguished for many by its symmetrical triple taillights.

The was introduced as a top-line Impala Sedan for the 1965 model becoming a separate series above the Impala in 1966, itself remained above the Bel Air and The Impala continued as Chevrolet’s popular full-size model the mid-1980s. Between 1994 and Impala was revived as a muscular V8 –powered version of the Caprice sedan.

In 2000, the Impala was re-introduced as a mainstream front-wheel drive sedan. [ 4 ] Consumer Reports the 2014 model the best in the large sedan category.

Ed Chevrolet’s chief engineer in the 1950s, defined the Impala as a car within the reach of the average citizen.

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History, and sales [ edit ]

First generation (1958) [ ]

1958 Impala Hardtop Coupe

The Impala was introduced in and positioned as top of the line Bel Air coupes and From the windshield pillar the 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala structurally from typical Hardtops had a slightly shorter and longer rear deck, the impression of an extended body.

It was a from the 1955–1957 shape was itself a substantial move from the conservative Chevrolets of years, longer, lower, and than its predecessors. [ 7 ] The sharp of the 1957 gave way to deeply rear fenders. Three each side would an Impala hallmark whereas models had two and wagons just Special crossed-flag insignias sat the side moldings plus rocker moldings and dummy scoops.

1958 was the first year of headlamps.

Chevrolet Impala

Underneath this new was a new chassis. The standard perimeter-type was abandoned, replaced by a unit rails laid out in the form of an X. Chevrolet claimed that the new offered increased torsional [ 6 ] and allowed for a lower, yet still passenger compartment. In this a transitional step between construction and the later fully body/chassis, the body structure was up in a number of areas (most the rocker panels and firewall) to a solid package. [ 8 ] However, frame was not as effective in protecting the structure in a side impact as a traditional perimeter frame.

With a six-cylinder engine, a Bel Air Impala started at $2,586, $2,693 bought a V8. In all, convertibles and 125,480 Sport were built, 15#160;percent of Interiors held a two-spoke wheel and color-keyed door with brushed aluminum

No other series included a Impala signaled Chevrolet’s into the mid-price field, if the design was less radical planned. In addition to style and performance, ads marketed its quick, handling that lets you you’re the boss.

New-for-1957 fuel injection continued to be as an option for the Turbo-Fire 283 V8. 1958 equipped with this are rare and highly desirable as cars.

Longer, lower, and recurrent theme-all Chevrolets had a full-coil or air ride suspension, the old rear leaf springs. A new Girder X-type frame height without headroom A 283#160;cu#160;in (4,640#160;cc) engine was now the V8, with ratings that from 185 to 290 horsepower.

A big-block 348#160;cu#160;in (5,700#160;cc) V8 was a new engine option, descended a truck engine putting out (190#160;kW), 280#160;hp (210#160;kW), or (235#160;kW). The 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air helped Chevrolet regain the one production spot in this year. [ 4 ]

Second generation [ edit ]

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