Back in October, Chevrolet introduced at the 2014 SEMA Show the Impala Blackout Concept, a sedan with a sinister attitude resulted from the new paint and accessories. In a recent interview with Steve Majoros, Chevrolet’s marketing director for cars and crossovers, we found out that the company will offer a production version of that concept.
Dubbed Impala Midnight Edition, the vehicle could arrive next spring and the reason that Chevrolet decided to build this car is because blacked-out is a huge trend and the Impala looks gorgeous this way.
Just like the Impala Blackout Concept, we expect the 2015 Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition to arrive with Chevrolet Accessories black grille surround, a new rear spoiler, painted mirror caps and a new set of 19-inch wheels with black accents. Inside, we will see custom trim plates with a wire mesh pattern, stainless steel sills and a new sport pedal kit.
An 11-speaker Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound System and the Chevrolet MyLink system with the 8-inch colour touchscreen will complete the design. The concept version was powered by the standard 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 305 hp (227 kW) and 358 Nm (264 lb-ft) of torque.
For the 2014 model year, the Chevrolet Impala flagship sedan is introducing a new aesthetic that pays tribute to the design cues that help the nameplate stand out from the rest in the past decades.
John Cafaro, director of North America passenger car exterior design, remarked that the design team took on the challenge to create a new classic without relying on nostalgia. He noted that the new Impala is indeed a contemporary car that features design elements, and craftsmanship that greatly complements its advanced technology as well as performance.
Designers gave the new Impala a wind-swept profile suggesting motion as well as with long, low proportion. It rides on a range of 18-, 19- and 20-inch wheels that are tailored to its body for a "just right" stance.
The front end of the new Impala is marked by a wide grille flanked by low-profile projector-beam headlamps (HID headlamps and LED daytime running lamps on LTZ trim) sweeping around the corners as well as performance-conveying power dome bonnet. The LED daytime running lamps on the LTZ trim deliver a modern visual statement as well as great road visibility.
The body sides of the Impala, meanwhile, are marked by sculpted coves as well as rear fenders with a sweeping signature -- all paying tribute to the classic Impala designs. It features a long passenger compartment that help enhance its sleek appearance while providing high levels of visibility.
Complementing the overall proportion is a seemingly short deck lid that opens to expose a trunk that offers 18.8 cubic feet (532 liters) of cargo space. The rear end of the Impala is marked by diagonal dual-signature rear lamps and chrome-outlined exhaust outlets on the LTZ trim.