Unfortunately, production of the 2020 Chevrolet Impala is coming to an end in the very near future. Assembly of Chevy’s full-size sedan has already ceased at the now-shuttered GM Oshawa plant in Ontario, while the GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant will soon be converted to produce GM electric pickups on the BT1 platform, including those for Chevrolet, GMC, and even Hummer. Before the final Impala rolls off the line, Chevy has made a few minor changes and updates to the vehicle. Here’s what’s new for the 2020 Impala.
Arguably the biggest change is the deletion of the LS model (model code 1GX69), which includes 1LS for retail customers and 1FL for fleet customers. This leaves the 2020 Impala with two trim levels: LT and Premier. Meanwhile, the discontinuation of the LS trim has various repercussions for other elements of the vehicle, which we will discuss in a minute.
As we mentioned earlier, the model will be discontinued in the near future at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant. Hence, the 2020 model year will be the last of this generation Impala. As it stands, we know of no plans for GM to replace the vehicle with a like product or reintroduce another model with the Impala nameplate.
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