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Chevy to replace Impala in 2013 with another Chevy brand: Chevrolet is developing a new car with a new name for its 2013 NASCAR entry, replacing the Impala used by Team Chevy, and plans to eventually market and sell the new model to consumers. The dealership and racing versions of the car will be unveiled this year, after the New York auto show in April, spokesman Monte Doran said. The new car will use a nameplate not currently in Chevy's lineup. Neither the car nor its name will be a derivative of an existing one, such as the new Malibu or the upcoming redesigned Impala, Doran said. General Motors wouldn't reveal details. "We are keeping the wraps on the new car for now and will continue to prepare for next season by testing camouflaged vehicles," Jim Campbell, vice president of Chevrolet performance vehicles and motorsports, said in a statement. "We know that Chevrolet fans are eager to see the new race car, and we hope that the prospect of being able to own one just like it will make the wait a little more bearable."
The new car may be a version of the Chevy Caprice currently imported from Australia for U.S. police forces. Inside GM, a plan to develop a Chevy performance sedan like the Caprice for consumers was on-and-off in recent years because of concerns that it wasn't a high-profit vehicle, people familiar with the situation said. Australia's Holden brand currently offers consumers a variation on the U.S. Caprice. Along with developing the new performance sedan, GM is redesigning the current Impala, which will be built at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant and is expected to hit showrooms by spring 2013. The automaker is also rolling out a redesigned Malibu.(Detroit Free Press, more at MotorTrend and a past post at AutoWeek)(3-13-2013)




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Heres what the Chevy Carpice looks like as stated the car may be a new version of it
 

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thats going to make on boring looking racecar

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Interesting.. Wonder how it would turn out..
So far the Caprice looks like a regular mid-sized sedan.
 

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Chevy and Ford are so unoriginal in their designs. That's one of the reasons why I didn't buy one when I was car shopping recently.
WHAT? Im sorry but ford is the ORIGINATOR when it comes to cars. The reason there is a Camaro and Charger/Challenger on the road today is because the success of the "Retro" MUSTANG.

Camaro was dry rotting on a shelf somewhere until they saw the sheer numbers of sales the mustang was pulling.

CHARGER? ORIGIONAL? a 4 Door Dodge Charger blows goats. And the Challenger is the biggest/heaviest turd on the market.

With this new car, Ford was the first to get thiers out and the rest have to follow ford once more.
 

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Chevy and Ford are so unoriginal in their designs. That's one of the reasons why I didn't buy one when I was car shopping recently.
have to agree, Chrysler has led the pack in radical lines and design changes. The new Charger was pretty awesome only to be outdone in my opinion by the challenger...in both instances they held some of the 'old school' appearance and charm but gave it a modern edge/upgrade. Even their 'family' line of vehicles tend to set themselves apart from the class. But I guess you could argue steady as she goes with the two giants, "don't change what ain't broke" could be part and parcle...I'm kind of surprised with Chevy and the NASCAR tilt with the whole Camaro side of this..NASCAR relaxed their B-post standards to accomodate the trademark side window design...figured that would tip off the popular musclecar as a sports icon.
 

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WHAT? Im sorry but ford is the ORIGINATOR when it comes to cars. The reason there is a Camaro and Charger/Challenger on the road today is because the success of the "Retro" MUSTANG.

Camaro was dry rotting on a shelf somewhere until they saw the sheer numbers of sales the mustang was pulling.

CHARGER? ORIGIONAL? a 4 Door Dodge Charger blows goats. And the Challenger is the biggest/heaviest turd on the market.

With this new car, Ford was the first to get thiers out and the rest have to follow ford once more.
I'm referring to the four-door sedans, not muscle cars.
 

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WHAT? Im sorry but ford is the ORIGINATOR when it comes to cars.
My first thought when I saw the 2013 Fusion was that Ford took the tooling for Aston Martin grilles before they sold them off. There are differences in the way the grilles are shaped, but if someone's first thought is that they ripped the design off of someone else, that is not a good sign.

The Charger, in its current style, is way more appealing than either the current Fusion or next year's. Chevy's sedans still look completely uninspired.

I'm not saying any of the design are horrible looking, just that they don't captivate me. And retro is not original, they've all missed the boat on that one, in my opinion.
 

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My first thought when I saw the 2013 Fusion was that Ford took the tooling for Aston Martin grilles before they sold them off. There are differences in the way the grilles are shaped, but if someone's first thought is that they ripped the design off of someone else, that is not a good sign.

The Charger, in its current style, is way more appealing than either the current Fusion or next year's. Chevy's sedans still look completely uninspired.

I'm not saying any of the design are horrible looking, just that they don't captivate me. And retro is not original, they've all missed the boat on that one, in my opinion.
Ford OWNS part of Aston Martin.......
 

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This is how the cars look so far for 2013, in my opinion.

1 - Dodge
2 - Ford
3 - Toyota
N/A - Chevy
 
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