2013 Chevrolet Impala
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Text and photos by Anne Odzer.
GM calls the styling of the new Impala â€œthe next evolution of Chevroletâ€™s design vocabularyâ€ , so expect to see more of the lineup receive similar grill and front end treatments, like the updated Traverse sitting next to it on the show stage.Â Â The grill lacks the painted center slat of recent Chevys, instead opting for two metal bars encased in a black surround.Â The headlights are aligned with the grill creating a clean solid line at the leading edge of the hood, reminiscent of the Camaro.Â The body side has a sweeping feature line that defines a pontoon rear fender.Â It sits a bit lower than has been seen on other cars, and visually seems to thin rather than thicken the rear haunches. The rear is rather conservatively styled, with a simple chrome strip running between tapered taillights, an enlarged take on the rear theme of the Chevy Cruze.Â There were two 60â€™s era impalas on hand to provide a nostalgic look at the heritage of the brand, but other than a few echoed shapes in the c pillar and rear quarter, there is not much that visually connects the new car to its ancestors.