Another American Icon Will Cease To Exist
So many things that represent America are falling by the wayside. Iconic stores are closing, iconic restaurants are too. So many things that we've taken for granted would be around for a long time; or, at least, a longer time. It was revealed the last couple of years that the auto industry would be changing for the times and we're seeing it happen today. We knew SUVs were taking the market share away from sedans. Ford will phase them out all together and now another American icon will roll for the last time.
In an article on detroitnews.com, it was announced that production of the Chevrolet Impala will cease today after six decades, making the Impala yet another Detroit sedan to be laid to rest as buyers switch to crossovers, SUVs and pickups. Introduced in 1958 and produced continuously except for gaps in the 1980s and 1990s, the final Impala will roll down the line at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly. Seen by many as emblematic of the all-American car, more than 16.8 million have been sold globally.