The last Chevrolet Impala has been built. The last Chevrolet Impala rolled off the assembly line at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck factory on Tuesday morning as the automotive company prepares to turn the plant into a center for electric vehicle production.
A GM spokesman confirmed to The Motor Masters that the red sedan has already been sold to a private owner but did not provide additional details about its destination.
The facility will now be revamped to build electric trucks and SUVs, beginning with the GMC Hummer EV that’s ready to go on sale in late 2021 and followed by the Cruise Origin electric shuttle.
The Impala name first came about as a Chevy Bel Air trim in 1958 before it became a standalone model line. Over 1 million Impalas were sold in 1965, setting a record that still holds today, and it was the best-selling car in The United States as late as 1977 and 1978.
However, Chevy hasn’t said the name is gone forever. It was put on hiatus twice before, from 1983-1986 and 1997-1999.Auto News, Blog