Originally posted on Black America Web:
In 1958, Chevy added the Impala to its family. For years, the Impala was a premium class fullsize sedan. Unfortunately, over the past decade or so, the Impala became a bland mainstream sedan which was better suited for the rental car fleet, as opposed to a must-have head-turning vehicle. Well, fast forward to today, the front-wheel drive 2014 premium-class Impala makes its return with a new body style, an upscale interior and loads of high tech gadgets which will surely attract consumers to vehicle again.
John Cafaro, the lead exterior designer for the Impala, used a number of styling cues to set the vehicle apart from years of bland unassuming designs. The battle for the design team was to create a classic, but contemporary design, according to Cafaro. Cafaro also notes how he affectionately mentions how the design team incorporated the 1958 Impala into the side rear profile of the brand’s flagship.