Although it’s not likely that there would be any 2025 Chevy Impala ever be made, it doesn’t hurt to dream ‘what if there were one?’ The world of sedan is crumbling and getting smaller, while the world of SUVs and pickup trucks is getting bigger and expanding. Sedan lineups are getting extinct. Nameplates like Cruze, Malibu, Sebring, Fusion, Taurus, or Chrysler 200 have been axed because they were no longer salable.
But not all sedans are facing extinction. What if there are some nameplates that can be a promising outcome when they are tweaked and sold in the right market? What if Impala is still manufactured until now, and how it would look like? We all know that Impala disappeared after the 2020 model was released, but what if it comes back with rear wheel driving perk and muscular (still retro) style?
It’s true that the current Impala no longer has its visual appeal. It’s pretty understandable if many auto owners prefer crossovers to this four door vehicle. But if Impala can be made back to its glorious days with such good looking appearance, wouldn’t it be appealing for many auto enthusiasts too?
The imagined 2025 Chevy Impala borrows the design from four door Impala 1964 hardtop with clean body lines and frameless windows. There would also some elements (borrowed ones, of course) from the 1967 model which is curvier. To mix the retro design with futuristic vibe, this street inspired style is coming with some elements from Corvette and also Camaro being included within the metalwork.
Imagined Design and Style
The frontal design would be the main crucial factor for the improved visual appeal. It would be dominated with (egg-crate) grille, shark nosed styling, and also square off fenders. There will also a diagonal (black) panel, with switchblade like styling, that will flow down to the door sills from the hood. It would incorporate the hidden brake ducts. There would even be A and also C pillars that are coming with blacked out style to deliver floating effect for the roof. The side comes with sculpting features that deliver aggressive haunches on the back. To boost visual dynamic effect, the lower door would be coming with scalloped style.
Powertrain and Performance
GM is known for its wide array of powertrain options, so it’s nice to be able to pick which power layout would be the perfect option. With the future of electrification, it’s only logical if the future Impala would be coming with electric power; ditching out the V8 unit. It’s predicted that a V6 unit with 3.6 liter capacity that can generate 320 hp and 280 Nm of torque should be a standard option for this four door beauty.
There is another option of V8 LT2 unit with 6.2 liter capacity, which is inspired from the C8 Corvette. It would be enough to generate 495 hp and 470 Nm of torque, paired with rear wheel driving system and also dual clutch Tremec 8 speed gearbox. If Impala wants to make it into the future, and save up the big sedan market along the way, it would be paired up with dual motor and high performance setup that includes 100 kWh battery pack. With such a layout, the re-imagined Impala can go neck-to-neck with Tesla Model S that can generate 380 miles.
Is it possible that the rear wheel driving Impala can be appealing to the market? Will the tweaks and the possible changes done to the re-imagined model make it to the production – at least making the company wants to re-think their decision in making one with better tweaks? We don’t really know for sure, but it’s certainly nice to imagine what 2025 Chevy Impala would look like.