Spotted in the front section of this month's Hemmings Muscle Machines -
apparently the next-gen Impala will be built off of a RWD, Holden
Commodore-based platform rather than the current Lumina-based platform.
IMHO this is good news as although I haven't driven one, the Holden
cars are reputed to be a far more serious effort at a decent automobile
than the current Impala. Also, maybe GM is getting sick of having
handed the police car marked to Ford on a silver platter, and is
worried that that business will go away completely now that MoPar is
getting back in the game? (the last is my own speculation, not from
the news short)
Anyway, I'll be very, very happy if the next Impala actually has decent
driving dynamics, and I'd be freakin' ecstatic if it came through with
a straight six instead of a V-6 and a manual transmission option.