Production and sales of the current Chevrolet Impala will continue for another year – with sales only to fleet customers – while the new 2014 Impala will go on sale to retail buyers next month.
The current model will be renamed Impala Limited for its continued fleet duty.
Both the old and new models will be built at General Motors of Canada's assembly complex in Oshawa, Ontario. The new model will also be built in Michigan, at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant, beginning later in the year.
According to the industry publication Automotive News, nearly 75 percent of Impala sales last year were to fleet buyers.
But the company doesn't want to give up that high-volume fleet business either. Keeping the current model in production allows it to pursue both paths.