2015 Chevrolet Impala Priced; Hybrid Version Gone from Lineup?

May 27, 2014 12:15 PM EDT | Jordan Ecarma (j.ecarma@autoworldnews.com)

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GM has announced that the base 2015 Chevrolet Impala will come standard with stop-start technology. (Photo : General Motors)

The new 2015 Chevrolet Impala reflects a minimal price increase from last year's model, while the hybrid version of the vehicle has apparently disappeared from the lineup.

The latest version of the sedan, which is expected at dealerships this summer, will start at $27,735, including an $825 shipping fee, Edmunds.com reported. The pricing reflects an incidental increase of $65 from last year's model.

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The Impala competes in its segment with the 2014 Ford Taurus, Hyundai Azera, Kia Cadenza and Toyota Avalon, according to Edmunds.

For the fully optioned 2015 Chevrolet Impala LT with a six-cylinder engine, pricing starts at $30,960 with a destination charge.

Edmunds reported that the hybrid version of the Chevrolet model has been dropped from the lineup; the company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from the site.

While the Impala with an eAssist mild-hybrid system seems to be no longer available, General Motors recently announced that the 2015 Impala will have standard stop-start technology for its 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.

Stop-start technology conserves energy by turning off the engine when the vehicle stops for a period, such as idling at a traffic light. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver pushes the gas pedal to begin moving again.

While EPA ratings have not yet been announced for the new Impala, the 2014 version with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission offered 21 miles per gallon in city driving and 31 mpg on the highway.

The Impala with eAssist, which is apparently no longer part of the lineup, returned 25 mpg in city driving and 35 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

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