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|
|Front Track||1585 mm|
|Rear Track||1562 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||66 liters|
|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|
|Cam Design||OHV - Overhead Valves|
|Cylinders||6 IN V|
|Valves per cylinder||2|
|Standard Wheels||6.5 x 17 / 6.5 x 17|
|Standard Tyres||P225/55 R 17 AL2 / P225/55 R 17 AL2|
|Number of gears||4|
|Acceleration 0-100 Km/h||n/a|
|Acceleration 80-120 Km/h||n/a|