Chevrolet's Impala is going rear-wheel drive in 2009, Automotive News
reports. General Motors sources say the next Impala will share a RWD platform with the upcoming Chevrolet Camaro, which will be built late in 2008 in Oshawa, Ontario. Impala production will start several months later, a GM source said. GM has yet to decide whether to maintain the Impala as a mass-market sedan or move it upmarket. An upscale Impala would enable GM to avoid a market overlap with the restyled and re-engineered 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, which will debut at the Detroit auto show in January, according to Automotive News
. However, the GM source said that any guesses on whether or not the Impala will go upscale would be speculative at this point.