GM UNVEILS "MYSTERY" IMPALA SS CAR (Reuter
General Motors Corp.'s Chevrolet division Tuesday unveiled a
"mystery" concept car, called the Impala SS, that could be on the
road in the next few years.
Chevrolet officials declined to say if the sporty concept car,
which was derived from the full-size Caprice and fitted with a
powerful Corvette engine, would actually arrive in showrooms by
the mid-1990s, but it remains a possibility.
"People want to know if we actually plan to produce and sell
it," Chevrolet General Manager James Perkins told reporters at
the Detroit auto show.
"That wasn't the idea. All we were trying to do was tweak the
interest of the automotive aftermarket. But based on the reaction
we're getting, I guess we ought to at least consider its
The Impala SS sports the engine, transmission and suspension
from the Caprice police equipment package.
"We'd have to raise the car back up a couple of inches to
conform to bumper height laws in most states," Perkins said.
Chevrolet also introduced a new compact concept truck called
the Highlander. It features a sliding side panel to allow
passengers more room when they enter the vehicle.
Perkins said Chevrolet also plans to begin building a
replacement vehicle for the S-10 pickup truck in July for sale at
the October start of the 1994 model year.
It also intends to bring out a new version of the Corvette in
1996 or 1997, he said.