A sinister-looking murdered-out Impala will join the Chevrolet lineup for 2016

Well received by the public and the press, the Impala Blackout concept that Chevrolet presented at last year’s edition of the SEMA show has been given the green light for production. Christened Midnight Edition, the package gives the full-size Impala an unmistakable sinister, murdered-out look while paying homage to the Impala SS that was sold in limited numbers in the middle of the 1990s.

The production car is essentially identical to the concept. The bulk of the upgrades are found on the outside, where the Midnight Edition stands out from the standard Impala thanks to a jet black paint job, black mirror caps, jet-black trim on the radiator grille and blacked-out emblems on both ends. A discreet trunk-mounted spoiler gives the big sedan a sportier appearance, while 19-inch alloy wheels with – you guessed it – black accents wrap up the look.

Chevrolet has not published pictures of the cockpit but it promises the Midnight Edition gains sport pedals and jet black upholstery on the seats, the dashboard and the door panels.

The Bowtie has not made any mechanical modifications to the Midnight Edition. Base models come with a direct-injected 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 195 horsepower and 187 foot-pounds of torque, while buyers after more grunt can order a naturally-aspirated 3.6-liter V6 mill rated at 305 ponies and 264 foot-pounds of twist. Both engines spin the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.

Equipped with the six-cylinder, the Impala can reach 60 mph from a stop in the mid-six second range.

The 2016 Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition is on sale now across the nation. The blacked-out package can be ordered on the 1LT, 2LT and LTZ trim levels, with prices ranging from $995 to $1,595. Chevrolet has not announced how long the package will be available for and how many examples it plans on building.

Product Review

Who needs a Range Rover? BMW’s X7 has better tech and just as much luxury

The 2019 BMW X7 is the German automaker’s long-overdue entry into the full-size luxury SUV segment. Packing three rows of seats and plenty of tech, can the new BMW take on Mercedes-Benz and Land Rover?
Gaming

Here's our guide on how to progress through The Division 2 endgame

Your mission as an agent doesn't end after taking out the three main factions in The Division 2. The endgame brings the Black Tusks, a dangerous new faction, to D.C. Our endgame guide will help you on your quest for the best loot.
Mobile

The Black Shark 2’s Ludicrous Mode promises the smoothest mobile gaming

Xiaomi-backed Black Shark has a follow-up to last year's Black Shark gaming phone, complete with high specs and a low price. Here's everything we know about the Black Shark 2 gaming phone.
Movies & TV

Bear Grylls goes interactive with Netflix’s Bandersnatch-esque You vs. Wild

Think you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness, Bear Grylls-style? You vs. Wild, an eight-episode interactive Netflix series that takes cues from Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, will let you prove it.
Cars

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe teased way ahead of its November debut

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is coming to the United States, eventually. The new compact BMW won't be unveiled until the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The Gran Coupe will be based on a front-wheel drive platform.
Cars

Tesla lets you skip the dealership, order a car from the comfort of your couch

Tesla has always bypassed traditional dealerships, and it has now adopted an online-only sales model that lets customers configure and order their car without leaving their couch. Here's what you need to know.
Product Review

The Ferrari Portofino is the super stallion you’ll want to drive every day

With the introduction of the Portofino, Ferrari addresses the California T’s stylistic shortcomings while improving comfort, convenience, and performance. There’s little “entry-level” about this super stallion.
Cars

Autonomous shuttle rides coming to New York City via Optimus Ride

Workers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in NY City will soon be able to make their way around the 300-acre industrial park in Optimus Ride's self-driving shuttles. The tech startup says it's the first trial of its kind in the state.
Cars

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi group uses Microsoft cloud platform for connected cars

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is launching a new cloud platform for its cars. Based on Microsoft Azure, the Alliance Intelligent Cloud will enable features like connected services and over-the-air updates.
Cars

The 2019 Toyota C-HR gains a popular tech feature as its price comes down

Toyota has updated the C-HR, its entry-level crossover, by adding an entry-level trim level to the lineup. Every model regardless of price also comes standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen compatible with Apple CarPlay.
Product Review

2019 Volkswagen Jetta offers German refinement and tech at an affordable price

With enough tech to make villains jealous, the Volkswagen Jetta punches above its class as a forward-thinking sedan. Spacious, comfortable, and efficient, the Jetta is a refined offering. German refinement comes with a serious attitude.
Cars

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe is an exercise in form-over-function design

Porsche expanded its lineup of SUVs with a swoopier evolution of the Cayenne named Cayenne Coupe. Don't let the name fool you: it still has four doors. It stands out with a fastback-like roofline that's lower than the Cayenne's.
Product Review

Chris is the virtual co-pilot phone-obsessives need in their car

Driving while using your phone is dangerous, and often illegal. Meet Chris, the digital assistant for your car that wants to help keep your hands off your phone, and your eyes on the road.
Cars

Protect yourself and your ride with our favorite dash cams

Dashboard cameras can assist drivers in car accident claims, settle speeding ticket disputes, and even catch glimpses of incoming meteors, among other things. Here, we've compiled a list of the most noteworthy offerings available.