Chevrolet Impala just received more aggressive looks, due to the addition of new exclusive trim level. The so called Midnight Edition is actually a special edition blacked-out package, inspired by a concept vehicle shown at SEMA last year. The car will be available for order this summer and will add all the premium characteristics of the new redesigned Impala.

Exterior

In terms of exterior styling features, the first thing to notice about the Midnight Edition is that it is all-black. Even Chevy's badges have been blackened out. The Jet Black exterior is accompanied by body color mirrors.

In addition, the alloys are in the size of 19-inches and are machine-faced with black accents. Black grille and surround, front and rear black bowtie and black rear spoiler are also a necessity.

Interior

There isn't any official picture of the interior, but Chevrolet says that its theme is Jet Black, so we expect exclusive black leather upholstery and black interior elements. The difference with the standard model here are the sport pedals.

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Drivetrain

Impala Midnight Edition can be ordered with a choice of two powertrains. The standard one is the 2.5L iVLC, which features stop/start technology and produces 195hp (145 kW) and 253Nm (187 lb-ft) of torque. The other one is the 3.6L V-6 that is claimed to be the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in the segment, generating 303 horses (226 kW).

Pricing and Trim Levels

This Impala special edition will have a limited production in the 2LT trim level with the standard 2.5L engine. Otherwise the package can be purchased on 1LT, 2LT and LTZ trim levels and costs between $995 USD and $1,595 USD.

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PRESS RELEASE

DETROIT – Chevrolet announced today it will sell a special edition blacked-out package for the Chevrolet Impala based on a concept shown at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Arriving in dealerships early this summer, the Impala Midnight Edition is outfitted to give the full-size sedan a more dramatic, sinister look.

"Since its introduction in 2014, Impala has become a benchmark for Chevrolet car design," said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of car marketing. "The Midnight Edition further strengthens the Impala's dramatic, head-turning styling."

The Midnight Edition includes:

  • Jet Black exterior, including body color mirrors
  • 19-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels with black accents
  • Black grille and surround
  • Front and rear black Chevrolet bowtie
  • Jet Black interior
  • Sport pedals
  • Black rear spoiler.

Customers can purchase the Midnight Edition package on 1LT, 2LT and LTZ trim levels. Package prices range from $995 to $1,595 above the starting retail price.

The Impala Midnight Edition will be available with a choice of two powertrains – the standard 2.5L iVLC with stop/start technology and a 3.6L V-6 that is the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in the segment.

The Midnight Edition will be available for the 2016 model year, although a small number of 2015 Midnight Editions will be produced in the 2LT trim level with the standard 2.5L engine.

Since the Chevrolet Impala's redesign in 2014, it has been named the Cars.com Best Car of 2014 and one of Kelley Blue Book's 12 Best Family Cars for 2014.

Source: Chevrolet