Chevrolet Impala Generation 6
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The changes in the automobile
marketplace resulted in Chevrolet redesigning the Impala once again in 1977
to meet changing demands. The new downsized Impalas were shorter in length, taller and narrower than before. The new Impala's frame was a shortened version of the one introduced in 1971
and would be utilized until 1996 when the B-body production line was shut down.
Even with its trimmer exterior dimensions, the new Impala featured increased headroom, rear-seat legroom and trunk space. Production of the downsized model increased substantially over 1976
, and the Impala regained the number one US sales position. The redesigned 1977
Impala/Caprice was named Motor Trend's car of the year.
Pillarless hardtops were discontinued, the result of rumours of federal rollover standards looming in the near future. The 1977
coupes sported a double bent tempered rear window similar to the 1987
Chevrolet Monte Carlo Aerocoupe. In 1980
, all new sheet-metal was used, although the body style remained similar.