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A strange, new prototype emerged from GM's proving grounds recently, giving spy photogs a jolt of money recognition. Could the next-generation Impala have shed its awkwardly applied skin in favor of a sleeker, new configuration? The Car Connection speculates the new model shares the company's rear-drive Zeta platform with the next Holden Commodore, a sign that GM's Austraila-based rear-drive development will bear fruit in the mid-size sedan category. But is that a bow tie on the grille or an arrowhead. Time will tell. [UPDATE: For context, our buddy (and yours), Yozzie provides a link to Holden Commodore VE spy pics.]

Spy Shots: 2008 Chevrolet Impala [The Car Connection]

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