Chevrolet Impala: The High Scoring Sedan

The Chevrolet division introduced a full-sized automobile for the 1958 model year, which is known as Chevrolet Impala. It is named after an African antelope. When the full-size automobiles dominated the market, Chevrolet’s model became the bestselling vehicle, with Ford Galaxie 500 and Plymouth Fury in the opposition. For a long time, Impala has been known for its symmetrical taillights.

As a 1965 model year, the Caprice was introduced, which was a sport sedan that later emerged as entirely different series positioned above the Impala. The Impala was considered as the most convenient and reliable full-size automobile throughout mid- 1980s. It was enthused as a powerful 5.7-liter V8-powered version of the Caprice sedan. Impala was again introduced in the market in the year 2000 as mainstream front-wheel drive full-size sedan.

The 2014 model got the best rating by the Consumer Reports in the full-size sedan category. The chief engineer of Chevrolet, Ed Cole defined Impala as “a prestige car within the reach of the average American citizen” in the late 1950s.

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Technical Characteristics of Chevrolet Impala

Technical Characteristics of 2006 Chevrolet Impala LTZ produced by Chevrolet (US).

Body Type Saloon (sedan) 4 doors / 4 seats
Weight n/a
Length 5090 mm
Height 1491 mm
Wheelbase 2807 mm
Front Track 1585 mm
Rear Track 1562 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 66 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment longitudinal
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System SFi
Max Power 236HP (173 kW) @ 5600 rpm
Max Torque 240Nm @ 4000 rpm
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 3888 cc
Bore 99 mm
Stroke 84 mm
Cam Design OHV - Overhead Valves
Cylinders 6 IN V
Valves per cylinder 2
Total Valves 12
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 6.5 x 17 / 6.5 x 17
Standard Tyres P225/55 R 17 AL2 / P225/55 R 17 AL2
Suspension Front I.MS.CS.ARB.
Suspension Rear I.3Li.CS.ARB.
Transmission automatic
Number of gears 4
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h n/a
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 16.9 l/100km
Road 7.2 l/100km
Mixt 10.8 l/100km