Third Shift Announced at Oshawa on Anticipated 2014 Chevrolet Impala Demand

It may not get enthusiast pulses elevated as much as the Ford Mustang Boss 302 or Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, but it has generated a lot of interest nonetheless. Yes, it’s the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. General Motors is predicting such strong demand for the new model, that it has announced a third shift at its Oshawa, Ontario production facility where the Impala is built.

In addition to the third shift on the Flexible manufacturing line, a previously-scheduled shift addition on the Consolidated line will be extended until June 2014. The St. Catherines Powertrain facility will also add a third shift to support production of six-speed automatic transmissions for the 2014 Impala, the only transmission option for Chevrolet’s full-size sedan.

GM’s widely-used 3.6-liter direct-injected V-6 is the only engine that carries over on the 2014 Impala. The two other engine options on the 2014 Impala are a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and the 2.4-liter with eAssist. The formerly-available 303-hp 5.3-liter LS4 V-8 offered in the SS model has been dropped. There are no announced plans for a SS trim level on the 2014 Impala, likely because a dedicated, stand-alone SS model is coming in 2014, a revival of the late Pontiac G8’s rear-drive Zeta platform, incorporating some of the updates the Holden Commodore sedan recently received.

Source: General Motors

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