Chevrolet Impala is the top selling Certified Pre-Owned vehicle for April 2012

Posted on May 10th, 2012 by Dealer in News


Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers in the U.S. reported 23,062 sales of certified pre-owned vehicles for April 2012. This represents an 11.6 percent decrease compared to April 2011, and a 28.4 percent decline compared to an exceptionally strong March – the highest-selling month since March 2011.

Through April, dealers reported 101,313 sales of certified pre-owned vehicles, a 3.4 percent decline compared to the first four months of 2011.

“April’s sales performance was on par with the industry in light of the fact that we had three fewer selling days than we had in April 2011,” said Larry Pryg, national manager, Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles.  “We are approaching the first full, successful year of the Owner Care program, and we’re confident that our program and focus on the core brands will continue to provide customers with quality vehicles and a positive ownership experience.”

During April, the Chevrolet Impala led the way with the highest total sales. For April, the top two sellers for each brand include:

Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac
Impala LaCrosse Acadia CTS
Malibu Enclave Sierra 1500 DTS

To see the latest Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles’ incentive program, please visit: GM Incentives and www.cadillac.com/

For more information about Chevrolet/Buick/GMC Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles and Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, to locate a dealer or to learn about the details of the warranty and benefits, please visit www.gmcertified.com and www.cadillac.com/tools/certified-vehicles/.

About Chevrolet/Buick/GMC Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Chevrolet/Buick/GMC Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles are high-quality, reconditioned vehicles, available at participating Buick, Chevrolet and GMC dealers. Each Certified pre-owned vehicle features Owner Care, a two-year/30,000-mile standard vehicle maintenance program, and the first offering of its kind from any automotive manufacturer’s certified pre-owned program. For more information about Chevrolet/Buick/GMC Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, please visit www.rapidchevrolet.com

2011 Chevy Impala Review by automobile.com

Review

The Chevrolet Impala is an affordable large car that has received lackluster reviews in recent years. The 2011 Chevrolet Impala sees some improvements, which should hopefully increase its popularity. The new Impala sees an increase in gas mileage, and will be available in several different trims and a choice of engine styles. This initial car review will outline what we know about the new Impala so far.

Specifications

Here is what we know so far about the 2011 Chevrolet Impala’s specs:

  • Pricing: The actual pricing of the 2011 Chevrolet Impala has not been released yet, but the 2010 model had an MSRP of $24,290 and an invoice price of $23,319. A large price increase is not expected for the new model year.
  • Fuel economy: 19 mpg city, 32 mpg highway.
  • Engine: two engines are available: a 3.5-liter, 211 horsepower V6, and a 3.9-liter, 230 horsepower V6. Engines are expected to be able to use E85 ethanol fuel.
  • Acceleration: should provide adequate acceleration for everyday driving; 3.9-liter engines provide more passing power.
  • Car safety features: antilock brakes, stability control, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags are expected to be included. OnStar should be standard.
  • Suspension: four-wheel independent suspension with a stabilizer bar in the front and back.
  • Warranty: three year, 36,000 mile basic warranty; five-year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty; five year, 100,000 mile roadside assistance warranty.

Exterior Features

Only minor design changes are expected for the 2011 Chevrolet Impala. Exterior features for the new Impala include 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear defogger, dual power remote mirrors, automatic halogen headlights, and daytime running lights. The upgraded trims will add features such as 18-inch wheels, heated door mirrors, and a spoiler.

Interior Features

The 2011 Chevrolet Impala should be able to seat two adults in the front and up to three adults in the back. The rear seats can fold flat for extra cargo space. Other expected standard interior features include two-zone temperature control, a six-way power driver seat, power accessories, OnStar, a trip computer, and a CD sound system with satellite radio and an auxiliary audio input. Upgraded trims will offer heated leather seats, Bluetooth connectivity, and an upgraded Bose sound system with eight speakers.

Performance

Performance on the 2011 Chevrolet Impala will vary by engine level. Both engines should provide plenty of power for everyday driving, but the 3.9-liter engine will have a little bit more kick for passing on the highway. Both engines are expected to be attached to a four-speed automatic transmission. Actual performance won’t be able to be assessed until the vehicle is available for a road test.

Flip-and-Fold-Flat Seats in the 2010 Chevy Impala

Pull up either of the available 60/40 flip-and-fold-flat rear seats or both – to reveal a composite storage tray that extends across the entire width of the rear floor. Fold down both rear seatbacks, and an easy-to-clean, flat load floor is created, producing additional cargo room and storage/transport flexibility.