First Chevrolet Impala SS in 25 years produced in
Texas (U.P.I. 2/23/94)
The first Chevrolet Impala SS since 1969, which bears little
resemblance to its forebear, rolled off the General Motors
Arlington, Texas, assembly line Tuesday.
Derived from the Chevrolet Caprice, the Impala has a
260-horsepower Corvette V8 engine under the hood and is the first
four-door to use the name. The 1994 model features
monochromatic black paint with black-on- black emblems,
body-colored moldings, a new grille and rear deck spoiler and
subtly shaped rear quarter windows.
The 5.7-liter LT1 V8 is the same powerplant used in the
Corvette engine bay in 1992 and uses GM's
electronically-controlled 4L60-E four- speed automatic
transmission. Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and dual air bags
also are standard.
''We already have more than 5,000 dealer orders,'' said Jeff
Hulbert,Chevrolet's general marketing manager. ''The Impala SS is
a very appealing, unique blend of power, handling and style.''
Chevrolet first used the Impala name on a production car as a
trim option on the 1958 Bel Air, and the package became a
separate model the following year. It came in both coupe and