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These are the minor changes for 2019 model.
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The biggest issue is that most of GM is still tarnished. Meaning the brand is tarnished. People have lost respect for GM and Ford and Dodge and favor the Toyotas and Hondas and Hyundais which continue to get favorable reviews and high marks for reliability and resale. GM needs to fix this if they want to be successful. The younger generation is all about the European and Asian cars. It is not "cool" to own a chevy or ford car. Some exceptions might be the Dodge Charger, Challenger, Ford Mustang, and Chevy Camaro.

That being said- Ford has made it official.
https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/25/fo...-focus-active/
The Ford Taurus and Chevy Impala might die, and you can thank SUVs | Fox News
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It's really going to suck if we have a total of like 4 actual cars to choose from (across all American car manufactures)!! Maybe GM will see that Ford (and others) are going to stop making cars and decide to keep making them. I mean let's face it, there are always going to be some people that want a car - and if GM is the only American car manufacturer that is still offering some sort of selection for cars, maybe there would be enough volume to remain profitable for them. Basically, GM could become the only real American "car" manufacturer. Obviously, they would continue making SUVs and Trucks, but if they are the only people making cars, you'd think the volume would still be there...

At least one can hope... :-)
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Buick .... 2 cars- Lacrosse and Regal....... 3 CUV/SUVs

Cadillac...will have 2 cars - CT6 and something smaller....... 3 CUV/SUVs

Ford will have 2 cars - Mustang and Focus..... CUV/SUVs

Chevy, if drops Impala will have 2 cars - Malibu and Cruze..... 3 CUV/SUVs

Yep, sad choices for the future of cars, if looking at American brands
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I actually heard that the Buick LaCrosse is going away too (not sure if true or not).
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I actually heard that the Buick LaCrosse is going away too (not sure if true or not).
It was mentioned back with the story of GM dropping 6 cars sometime ago.
But no date was given. Revision would due in 2023.

I did read that Buick is dropping its name off the rear end and having the red,white and blue shield as it only brand marker.
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These are the minor changes for 2019 model.

Simply adding the 3.6L/9spd auto to the Impala probably would have led to more Impala sales. Another GM screw to chalk up, but maybe it was done on purpose to make you want to buy the more expensive Lacrosse.
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The biggest issue is that most of GM is still tarnished. Meaning the brand is tarnished. People have lost respect for GM and Ford and Dodge and favor the Toyotas and Hondas and Hyundais which continue to get favorable reviews and high marks for reliability and resale. GM needs to fix this if they want to be successful. The younger generation is all about the European and Asian cars. It is not "cool" to own a chevy or ford car. Some exceptions might be the Dodge Charger, Challenger, Ford Mustang, and Chevy Camaro.

That being said- Ford has made it official.
https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/25/fo...-focus-active/
The Ford Taurus and Chevy Impala might die, and you can thank SUVs | Fox News

Hyundai and Kia still have reliability problems from what I hear, the Theta 2 engine that went into everything has numerous reported engine failures to the point where Hyundai extended the warranty on he engine to 10yrs/120K miles for 2011-2014 modes. Their new DCT transmission dont really shift that well either from what im reading.

Maybe after 2015 they might have fixed the problems, but most GM and Ford issues were fixed by then too.
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These are the minor changes for 2019 model.
Yeah, the 9 speed is already in the Malibu (Impala Jr.) so I expect that it will eventually be in the Impala. The last I heard is that GM is considering discontinuing the Impala along with the Buick Lacrosse and the Cadillac XTS. Ford has already decided to get rid of the Taurus and Fusion. Tastes have changed but it's sad for us who still prefer sedans.

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With Chevy bringing back the Blazer for 2019 as a CUV, it doesn't look
good for land of sedans. With the introduction of the Blazer, that will give Chevy 6 CUV/SUVs in its line up.
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yeah but Chevy still needs cars to meet CAFE ratings.
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yeah but Chevy still needs cars to meet CAFE ratings.
No they don't, Chrysler (FCA) is doing fine with out them, and many of the SUV's get almost as good fuel economy as the big cars did.
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My opinion is this: Impala is a full sized car, so either start putting 5.3's in them and quit those 4 banger's for mileage (I didn't buy my Impala for gas mileage although 22 MPG is respectable). So 3.6 with a 5.3 option (think Buick Supra) is the way for a Cadillac based platform like the newer Impala's. SUV's are OK for folks with a herd of curtain crawlers, but us mature people still like cruising in style. Right?

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