At approximately 8:30 AM on February 28th, 2020, the very last Chevrolet Impala was assembled at the Detroit-Hamtramck General Motors plant. Though Chevy announced the discontinuation of the legendary nameplate over a year ago, the loss of the iconic Impala is no less bittersweet.
After 60 years on the road, countless appearances in popular culture, and an impressive run as one of the most common police vehicles, the Chevrolet Impala is still widely beloved and critically acclaimed. In late 2019, it was revealed by Insurify.com that the Impala topped the list of most popular vehicles in seven states. Additionally, it was named the Lowest Cost to Own Full-Size Car by Kelley Blue Book as well as the Best Large Car for the Money by U.S. News just this year.
Though the Impala’s retirement might leave a sedan-shaped hole in your heart, rest easy knowing that Chevrolet has plenty of exciting projects in the works. General Motors is making a massive $2.2 billion renovation to the former Impala production facility to gear up to produce EVs. One of the upcoming all-electric vehicles expected to be built in the Detroit-Hamtramck plant is the newly-resurrected GMC Hummer.
As heartbroken as you may be, diehard Impala fans should remain hopeful; the Impala was axed from the Chevy lineup twice before and came back stronger than ever. In the meanwhile, visit Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville if you want to own one of the last Impalas – for now.