2012 Chevy Impala leaked

2012 Chevy Impala leaked, 465, 03.06.2011
2012 Chevy Impala leaked, 465, 03.06.2011

Facelifted Chevrolet Impala gets a new 3.6 liter DOHC V6 power plant and a new mesh grille

These images of the upcoming 2012 Chevrolet Impala were taken from the GM Car & Truck Guide found on the GM Fleet website.

Details are still few but the facelifted Impala gets a new 3.6 liter DOHC V6 engine that is (E85) Flex-Fuel capable. No output details were published in the guide, but since the current 2011 Impala comes with a 3.5 liter OHV unit with 211 bhp (157 kW / 214 PS) and 216 lb-ft (293 Nm) of torque, there may be a modest power boost.

Transmission will be a six-speed automatic and the new Impala gets that cool mesh grille too.

The real upgrade will likely come with the next-generation Impala due in 2014.

Source: GM Fleet via Motor Authority via GM Inside News

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Impalafan Impalafan
Some of you people are way off the mark. I have a 2008 Impala with 81k miles. Flawless, fast, economical (31.5 hwy). Ugly...Line a 2011 Impala up in a group with a bunch of other 4 door sedans and they all look the same basically. The 2005-2011 Impalas are the same sheet metal, so it isn't that old. For around $21k you can't beat it and it holds 6 adults with the front bench. Some of you need to think before you speak and remember opinions are just that. I am 67 but once was 25 and drove a '69 Road Runner..Everything is relative...
Jun 22nd, 2011 4:54am
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ebarsy ebarsy
I like it, I hate that it's had the same styling for so long. But it's a good reliable, fuel efficient, comfortable car. If they just put some of the styling efforts into this, that they've been putting into their other cars it would be great.
Jun 11th, 2011 5:34am
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johnakis johnakis
what is this?are you kidding me?is there anyone who would buy a car which can design a 10 years old kid and has an engine from the 90s?this thing is completely dumb!
Jun 6th, 2011 1:05pm
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CoyRoy CoyRoy
Are they kidding the human race with this piece of junk? REALLY!! It looks like they hired Ssangyong's designers and they got their new design lessons from a bunch of 1st Graders!!! UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 5th, 2011 10:52pm
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NCFrederick NCFrederick
These vehicles litter the ghettos, the corporate vehicle fleets, and the municipal motorpools of America. All because they are cheap. They don't need to be reliable or dependable, fancy or powerful, as long as they are cheap and disposable. Thank you government motors.
Jun 5th, 2011 7:46am
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NCFrederick NCFrederick
Oh don't forget, they sufficiently accomodate 21" rims and have a large trunk for shitty subs from Walmart.
Jun 5th, 2011 7:48am
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shaahinmt shaahinmt
come on... a shiny grill on an impala!!!!??!
Jun 5th, 2011 7:19am
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Down Under Down Under
It is time to start drug testing the design team at GM, man that is ugly.
Jun 5th, 2011 2:42am
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What about an RWD impala?
Jun 4th, 2011 7:43pm
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zamzungas zamzungas
I tought americans has learned from making that ugly cars, but not... And wtf? OHW engine in 2012 car with 211hp from 3.6 litre? they MUSt be joking, no, seriaosly this car is like from past century... By the way it looks like lada calina :D
Jun 4th, 2011 2:51pm
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EhEmGee EhEmGee
Quick! Plug the leak! Put this ugly thing back in the pool!
Jun 4th, 2011 2:33pm
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Jun 4th, 2011 8:53am
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Dolomight 74-86 Dolomight 74-86
I swear this is an embarrassment to the older school RWD impalas. I'm 100% positive I could design a better one for like 30$.
Jun 4th, 2011 7:25am
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eddie eddie
Chevy comes out with all this Flex fuel stuff but where do you buy it? It must be located near the hydrogen fueling stations. Flex fuel must be some tax loop hole for Chevy
Jun 4th, 2011 2:44am
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benz_man benz_man
Its a CAFE loophole...
Jun 4th, 2011 9:00am
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dcars62 dcars62
I think is should be based on the Holden Commodore police car, to bad they would've had a winner.
Jun 4th, 2011 2:26am
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RobERob RobERob
Well, it would have been the right look ...if we were still stuck in the 90's (what a shocking resemblance to a 90's Toyota Camry). But to be fair, it's marketed towards a certain 'type' of customer who want exactly what you see; an ultra conservative car with no performance features or sportiness. And guess what? They'll probably sale a bunch of them. Still, who ever cooked this up must have been a baker in their previous job because the 2012 Impala represents what cookie cutter designs are.
Jun 4th, 2011 12:29am
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tsiebrand tsiebrand
People really buy this over there? wow! The update consists in a mesh grille? wow! Why do we (europeans) spend so much money in facelifted models when we can just go to a DIY store to get some mesh? God, are we stupid!
Jun 3rd, 2011 11:40pm
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pxsupply pxsupply
They can't be serious. This must be a prank picture. Have they learned NOTHING?
Jun 3rd, 2011 11:33pm
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just kill it already its a piece of junk anyways
Jun 3rd, 2011 11:23pm
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mechamynd mechamynd
if people keep on buying these cars, GM has a right to produce. This is how the system works.
Jun 3rd, 2011 11:07pm
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najdier najdier
Jun 3rd, 2011 10:53pm
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Ferraridude Ferraridude
Oops, haha. 3.6 :D
Jun 3rd, 2011 10:39pm
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