Production starts on Impala SS (Toronto Star 3/5/94)




   General Motors Corp. has begun production for the first time

in 25 years of its Chevrolet Impala SS.



   The car, a limited edition version of the full-size Caprice

sedan, will sell for US$ 22,495. 



   It will be the first Impala SS to be produced since 1969 and

the first four-door Impala ever built, GM's Chevrolet division

said.



   The big car will come in one color - black. GM of Canada

displayed a striking sample at its SkyDome stand during the

recent Canadian International AutoShow.



   The new 1994 Impala will be equipped with luxury features, a

260-horsepower V-8 engine, high-performance suspension and

leather seats.



   GM will build only 5,000 Impala SS cars for the 1994 model

year. Production began at GM's assembly plant here.



   The first Impala SS coupe was built in 1961, and the auto

maker sold nearly 1 million copies of the line in the 1960s.



   The only major options for the new Impala are a compact disc

player, a rear window defogger and an engine block heater.



CORRECTION-DATE: March 12, 1994, Saturday, FINAL EDITION



CORRECTION:



    The Chevrolet Impala SS sedan coming soon from General Motors

is the first four-door Impala ever built in SS (super sport)

trim.



   Contrary to a Reuters News Agency story last Saturday in

Wheels, it isn't the first four-door Impala ever built.