Chevrolet is once again showing us its dark side. It’s taken the Impala sedan and given it a slicker, more sinister look, with a new Midnight Edition. And it’s not just for show. Chevy’s announced that it is putting this special edition trim package into production and that it will go on sale early this summer.
“Since its introduction in 2014, Impala has become a benchmark for Chevrolet car design,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of car marketing. “The Midnight Edition further strengthens the Impala’s dramatic, head-turning styling.”
The whole idea was to give the full-size sedan a more dramatic, sinister look. Based off the Blackout Concept edition that was seen at the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas, the Midnight Edition features a completely Jet Black exterior, 19-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels with black accents, a black grille and surround, a Jet Black interior, sport pedals, and a black rear spoiler. All of which come standard on the limited edition. The clincher is that it’s so black that even the gold Chevrolet bowtie on the front and back is going black.
Chevrolet will be offering this sinister edition as a package option on the Impala 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ trim levels. The cost of being sinister ranges from $995 to $1,595 on top of the base price. Drivers will also get to choose between the standard 2.5-Liter iVLC powertrain and the 3.6-Liter V6 powertrain that offers a more powerful and spirited drive to match this sinister bat machine.
It will be a mainly offered with the 2016 model Impalas, however, a small number of 2015 model years are also being outfitted black with in the 2LT trim that has the standard 2.5-Liter engine. Nevertheless, if sinister speed is your thing best to wait for the 2016 3.6-Liter package option.
This is not the first time the Chevrolet has outfitted one of its vehicles with the Midnight Edition as the Silverado debuted this dark edition at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show and it is already available to buy. For this Midnight edition truck, Chevrolet uses the cheeky catchphrase that it’s “Guaranteed not to turn back into a regular truck at sunrise.” Now its simply taking that same dark appeal to the Impala.
Look for the skies to turn black when the Impala Midnight Edition hits dealerships sometime this summer.
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