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GM Discontinues CNG Impala for 2017

May 18, 2016, by Paul Clinton

Photo of Chevrolet Impala CNG courtesy of GM.
Photo of Chevrolet Impala CNG courtesy of GM.

General Motors will cease production of its fleet-oriented bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) Chevrolet Impala sedan as part of its 2017 model-year lineup, the company has confirmed to Automotive Fleet.

The vehicle had initially been included in GM's dealer order guide, but will be removed in a future update, said Robert Wheeler, communications manager of General Motors Fleet.

"Order guide changes are made in specific block points, therefore the order guide can be slightly off of real-time," Wheeler said. "If a change happens between block points, you have to wait for the next scheduled block point for the OG change. We will not offer a 2017 CNG Impala."

The vehicle, which was announced in 2013, had been delayed in its initial roll-out with the 2015 model year to ensure quality. As of the end of 2015, GM had delivered about 200 to fleet customers.

The bi-fuel CNG Impala offered a combined 500 miles of range, including a range of 150 miles on CNG and 350 miles on gasoline.

Editor's note: To read our Driving Notes blog about the vehicle, click here.

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