For the 2019 model year, Chevrolet is going to offer the Impala some few minor updates and redesigns. Now in its tenth generation, the new 2019 Chevrolet Impala could potentially be the last of its current breed as there’re talks of the next gen model that should be expected sometime in 2020/2021.
The new 2019 Chevrolet Impala, similar to its predecessor, returns as a large domestic sedan known for its spacious interior, smooth ride quality, and impressively designed exterior proportions. Also, it impresses on the road especially when equipped with the V6 engine optionally available.
The previous model returned with subtle changes that included additional technologies over the previous model. Such features included a keyless entry and start, a rearview camera, and MyLink infotainment system that became a first for the base LS model. For 2019, the new model is expected to come equipped with features such as additional exterior colors, new interior color combos, and minor changes to the equipment/technology group structure and an all-new infotainment system.
In addition to those features, Chevy might probably introduce a new engine christened 3.6L V6 LGX engine as well as a new transmission system – GM 9-speed automatic. This has however not been confirmed thus far and are merely our own opinion. But assuming they do offer these changes to the powertrain department, then explained below is what you should probably know.
The 3.6L V6 LGX engine is a six cylinders engine that GM currently offers on its 4h generation engines. It is currently offered on the 2016 Cadillac CT6, 2016 Cadillac CTS, and the 2016 Cadillac ATS. Highlights of the engine include an all-new cylinder head design, an aluminum deep-skirt cylinder, high-strength connecting pistons and rods, a forged steel crankshaft, oil-spray piston cooling, an all-new cylinder head design, acoustic engine cover, an all-new lubrication system, and a new stronger, stiffer aluminum block for superior rigidity.
What platform will it ride on? The new 2019 Chevrolet Impala will continue to use the GM Epsilon II platform that is shared together with the Cadillac XTS and Buick Lacrosse. A short wheelbase of the Epsilon architecture remains in use on both the Buick Regal and the Chevrolet Malibu.
Although unconfirmed yet, we’re hopeful that Chevy has worked hard to improve the base engine’s lackluster performance and poor rear visibility. Again, the roof pillars were rather thick. While these drawbacks might not be deal breakers, it would still important to note that the segment offers other alternatives that are worth checking out. Options available include Hyundai Azera, Toyota Avalon, and Chrysler 300. Yet, the 2019 Chevrolet Impala remains a potent choice in this segment for anyone looking for decent space and comfort for daily driving needs.
2019 Chevrolet Impala Release Date & Price
The 2019 model should be expected sometime in the third quarter of 2018 judging from the regular GM model release date sequence. As already told, the new model might be the last or probably second last of this generation, which will then pave way for the GM E2 platform that will take over the reins.
As for the price, expect the new model to go for sale for an amount closely similar to the current model’s $28K sticker.
2019 Chevrolet Impala Interior & Exterior Changes
The new model isn’t expected to feature any significant changes in designs relative to the outgoing model. It is still hard to tell what the new 2019 Chevrolet Impala exterior looks like thanks to the thick camo that Chevy has adorned on the skin of the Impala. But rumors have it that the new model might feature additional exterior combinations, which will be an addition to the ten currently offered.
The colors include Black, Blue Velvet Metallic, Summit White, Silver Ice Metallic, Pepperdust Metallic, Cajun Red Tintcoat, Nightfall Gray Metallic, Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, and Mosaic Black Metallic. Interior colors include Light Wheat, Jet Black, and Dark Titanium.
As for the interior, this is what you should probably expect: introduction of an all-new MyLink infotainment system, minor changes to the feature set, and additional interior color combinations.
Although it’s too early to tell about the trim models available, the new model just like its predecessor should be expected to return with three trim models. The LS, LT, and the Premiere. While the Impala LS might look like a bare-bones entry-level model, it comes equipped with more than just basic transportation. Features you could expect here include sound-deafening materials, air conditioning, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, air conditioning, power adjustable mirrors, automatic headlights, a six-speaker audio system, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, and cruise control.
The Impala LT gets you a number of optional packages and upgraded interior materials. Some of the features available here include power front-passenger front headrests, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote engine start, folding rear headrests, fore-aft adjustable front headrests, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Finally, the top-of-the-trim model Impala Premier should get you features such as a wireless charging pad, heated power seats and leather upholstery, a sunroof, unique exterior accents, full power-adjustable front passenger seat, and a heated steering wheel.
2019 Chevrolet Impala Engine Performance
Two engines are offered – a 197-horsepower 2.5L four-cylinder engine available for the Impala LS and the Impala LT models. The Premiere model is available with a 305-horsepower – generating 3.6L six-cylinder engine. The 3.6L 6-cylinder model is optionally available for the Impala LS and Impala LT trim models.
All models comes equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission system as well as a FWD drive mode.
Other vehicles you could consider include the 2018 Buick Lacrosse and the 2018 Toyota Avalon sedan. The Avalon sedan price starts at $33,500 while that of the Lacrosse begins at $33,665.
The 2019 Chevrolet Impala will without no questionable doubt remain an affordable and appealing choice in its class. As already mentioned above, one of the gripes we have with the current model is in the poor rear visibility. As such, we’d recommend our readers to include the optional Driver Confidence package to whichever model they go with.