Once an impressive, full-size coupe and a powerful muscle car that could haul the entire family, the Impala returned in its 10th generation as a larger and more upscale sedan than its modern predecessors. The new Impala was met with great success, making Chevrolet confident about the nameplate’s revival as a strong American brand. The four-door became the first U.S.-built sedan in 20 years to earn Consumer Reports’ top score. Additionally, it became the top-selling, full-size sedan in the United States in its first year on the market, climbing above the Toyota Avalon. Mildly updated for the 2015 model year, with the highlight being GM’s 4G LTE feature for the OnStar system, the Impala also received a range of visual updates for the 2014 SEMA Show.

Unfortunately, the Impala Blackout that is heading to SEMA is just a concept vehicle that showcases the sedan’s custom potential with the use of Chevrolet Accessories parts. The good news, however, is that buyers can actually purchase these goodies and have them installed at a Chevy dealership. Read on to find out more about this "SEMA-spec" Impala.

Click past the jump to read more about the Chevrolet Impala Blackout Concept.

  • 2015 Chevrolet Impala Blackout Concept
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    305
  • Torque @ RPM:
    264
  • Displacement:
    3.6 L
  • 0-60 time:
    7 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
  • Price:
    35000 (Est.)
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Chevrolet Impala Blackout Concept in detail

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As suggested by the name, the Blackout Concept takes the classy and slightly aggressive cues of the standard Impala and adds a dash of soberness by means of blacked-out exterior parts. Finished in the standard shade of black available with the 2015 model, the sedan received matching grille surround, rear spoiler, mirror caps, and bowtie emblems, all sourced from the Chevrolet Accessories catalog. Rounding off the exterior is a set of 19-inch, five-spoke wheels finished in black and polished aluminum. Chevy describes the Blackout Concept as an Impala with a "sinister attitude," but that’s nothing but lip service. That’s not to say the upgrades don’t add to the Impala’s appeal, but the sedan is rather a more serious proposition than a "sinister" one.

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Moving into the cabin, Chevrolet added an all-black, leather-trimmed interior, custom trim plates with a wire-mesh pattern, Chevrolet Accessories stainless-steel door sills and a sport pedal kit. The concept also borrows the production car’s optional 11-speaker, Bose Centerpoint sound system.

Under the hood of the Impala Blackout lurks the nameplate’s range-topping 3.6-liter, V-6 engine. One of three units motivating the Impala, the six-banger cranks out 305 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque.

Chevrolet Impala

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The 10th-generation Impala was introduced to the public at the 2012 New York Auto Show and went on sale for the 2014 model year. Built in both Oshawa, Canada, and Detroit, the sedan shares the extended Epsilon II platform with the Cadillac XTS and has three engines at its disposal. The 2.4-liter, inline-four with eAssist generates 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque, while the 2.5-liter four-banger cranks out 195 ponies and 187 pound-feet. The 3.6-liter V-6, the most powerful unit of the lineup, is rated at 305 horses and 264 pound-feet.

For the 2015 model year, Chevrolet is also rolling out the Bi-Fuel Impala, which runs on compressed natural gas and gasoline. The Impala Bi-Fuel is currently the only full-size, U.S.-built vehicle to run on CNG. Pricing for the 2015 Impala begins from $27,735, which the top-of-the-line model fetching in excess of $36,000.

Press Release

Redesigned a year ago, the 2015 Chevrolet Impala builds on the attributes that made it one of the most acclaimed new cars of 2014 – including being named the Cars.com Best Car of 2014 and one of Kelley Blue Book’s 12 Best Family Cars for 2014.

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The Impala Blackout concept builds on the car’s aggressive, acclaimed styling with blacked-out cues that lend it a sinister attitude – all accomplished with paint and accessories available from Chevrolet. The simple-yet-effective formula includes: Chevrolet Accessories black grille surround, rear spoiler, painted mirror caps and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

The all-black, leather-trimmed interior features custom trim plates with a wire mesh pattern, along with Chevrolet Accessories stainless steel sills – with the Impala logo – and a sport pedal kit. The Impala Blackout also rocks with the production model’s available 11-speaker Bose® Centerpoint® Surround Sound System, which connects to the Chevrolet MyLink system via an eight-inch-diagonal color touch screen.

The Impala’s available 3.6L V-6 engine, rated at 305 horsepower (227 kW) and 264 lb-ft of torque (358 Nm), powers the Blackout concept. It is the segment’s most powerful naturally aspirated V-6 engine.

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