2014 Chevrolet Impala news, pictures, and information
All-New Impala – Chevrolet Reinvents an Iconic SedanDesigned to deliver bold style, interior refinement and enhanced efficiency
Chevrolet completes the transformation of its North American passenger car lineup wîth the introduction of the all-new 2014 Impala. The redesigned flagship sedan builds on the strong heritage of the Impala nameplate by offering expressive style, a more-refined interior, easy-to-use technology, and what is expected to be an exhilarating driving experience.
'The 2014 Impala re-establishes this iconic Chevrolet nameplate as a design leader, wîth bold styling that will turn heads for years to come,' said Mark Reuss, president, GM North America. 'The team has also delivered the comfort, safety, fuel efficiency and technology that will strengthen Impala's leadership in the highly competitive full-size sedan market.'
The all-new Impala goes on sale in early 2013 as the 10th generation of one of the 's most enduring – and popular – nameplates. Impala was America's best-selling full-size sedan in 2011, wîth sales of more than 171,000, which also made it one of the 10 best-selling cars overall in the Únited States, along wîth Chevrolet Malibu and Cruze.
'This all-new Impala delivers on our promise that every new car that wears the Chevrolet bowtie will embody the pioneering spirit that has defined the brand for more than a century.' said Chris Perry, vice president, global Chevrolet marketing. 'With the striking new design and the right mix of comfort, technology and efficiency, we have recaptured the magic that attracted millions of consumers to the Impala nameplate for decades.'
Designed on an award-winning global platform, the 2014 Impala introduces new levels of comfort, refinement and technology. Highlights include:
• All-new exterior design that represents the next evolution of Chevrolet's design vocabulary. It features a sleek proportion, sculpted body sides, standard 18-inch wheels and projector-beam headlamps, wîth HID headlamps and LED daytime running lamps standard on LTZ models
• A range of three direct-injected engines, including a 3.6L V-6, new 2.5L four-cylinder and a 2.4L four-cylinder wîth eAssist, that deliver enhanced performance and efficiency
• All-new interior wîth flowing design and integrated center stack that incorporates an available eight-inch touch screen display wîth available Chevrolet MyLink
• Chevrolet MyLink, which includes Bluetooth audio streaming and available navigation among many other features, is controlled via a touch screen on the eight-inch display
|Engine : 2.4 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 182 hp
Torque: 172 ft-lbs
Engine : 2.5 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 195 hp
Torque: 187 ft-lbs
Engine : 3.6 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 303 hp
Torque: 264 ft-lbs
• 360 degrees of active safety features wîth 10 standard air bags and OnStar, along wîth available features including full-speed-range adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, rear camera and rear-park assist.
The 2014 Impala brings a new aesthetic to Impala that honors the cues that have helped distinguish the classic nameplate for decades.
'Our design team was challenged to create a new classic, but that didn't mean relying on nostalgia,' said John Cafaro, director of North America passenger car exterior design. 'This is very much a contemporary car, wîth design elements, craftsmanship and attention to detail that complement its advanced technology and performance.'
The Impala's long, low proportion has a wind-swept profile that suggests motion, while the range of 18-, 19- and 20-inch wheels is tailored to the body to provide that 'just right' stance. At the front, low-profile projector-beam headlamps – or HID headlamps and LED daytime running lamps on LTZ – sweep around the corners and frame a wide grille, while a power dome hood conveys performance. The LTZ's LED daytime running lamps provide a contemporary visual statement, along wîth function.
Sculpted coves in the body sides add to the Impala's design drama, wîth a signature cue in the rear fenders that acknowledges classic Impala designs. The long greenhouse area enhances the sleek look of the car while maintaining excellent visibility.
The 2014 Impala builds on Chevrolet's signature dual-cockpit interior wîth greater attention to detail and upscale features – seen in everything from the wraparound flow of the instrument panel into the door panels and the available ambient lighting, to the soft feel of the materials and the premium appearance of the seats' stitching.
The instrument panel integrates a new instrument cluster wîth a standard 4.2-inch color display wîth reconfigurable features for the driver information center. The eight-inch touch screen wîth concealed storage behind it is matched wîth the available Chevrolet MyLink system.
Comfort and refinement
The 2014 Impala's comfort and refinement are rooted in a stronger body structure, designed to foster a quieter passenger environment and a greater overall feeling of quality. The stiffer architecture also enabled engineers to tune the ride and handling more precisely, for a greater feeling of control and comfort. A comprehensive package of sound-absorbing, sound-suppressing and even active noise cancellation (on four-cylinder models) contributes to the 2014 Impala being Chevrolet's quietest full-size sedan ever.
Premium materials throughout the interior and details such as high-quality fabric, Últrasuede and perforated leather appointments, complement the quiet environment and give the Impala a substantive look and feel. The seats are bolstered for greater support, and the seat cushions are designed to deliver a firm, premium feel that is just as comfortable on a 500-mile drive as on a five-minute excursion. The rear-seat head restraints fold to improve rear visibility when driving without rear passengers.
The 2014 Impala offers a comprehensive suite of standard and available safety features. It employs advanced technologies – including radar – to help avoid crashes. Visual and audible alerts help drivers identify potential crash situations and even intervene when a crash threat appears more imminent.
The available safety features and benefits include firsts for Chevrolet and Impala:
• Full-speed-range adaptive cruise control – Úsing radar technology, this feature senses traffic in front of the Impala to adjust the vehicle speed, including stopping the vehicle in heavy traffic and accelerating again. It is the first application in a Chevrolet.
• Collision mitigation braking – Another Chevy first: Radar technology detects a possible crash threat and alerts the driver. If the driver does not appear to react quickly enough or doesn't react at all, this feature intervenes and applies the brakes in an effort to avoid the crash.
• Forward collision alert – Camera technology detects a possible crash threat and alerts the driver, giving him or her time to stop and/or change course.
• Lane departure warning – A camera-based lane detection system that warns the driver of impending lane changes. The camera, mounted near the inside rearview mirror, identifies traffic lane markings and provides audible alerts.
• Side blind zone alert – Úsing radar sensors on both sides of the vehicle, the system 'looks' for other vehicles in the blind zone areas of the Impala and indicates their presence wîth LED-lit symbols in the outside mirrors.
• Rear cross traffic alert – Based on the radar sensors of side blind zone alert, it warns the driver of vehicles in traffic when backing out of a parking spot – including angled parking. Visual and audible alerts are triggered if moving vehicles are detected.
These advanced crash-avoidance technologies complement the Impala's other safety features – including 10 standard air bags and OnStar.
Performance and driving experience
Impala's three powertrains all feature fuel-saving direct injection and lightweight components.
• Impala's Ecotec 2.4L engine works wîth the eAssist system to provide electrical assist in certain conditions to help save fuel. (concept carz) It is estimated at 182 horsepower (134 kW) and is expected to achieve 35 mpg on the highway.
• The Ecotec 2.5L is part of a new family of four-cylinder engines developed wîth increased efficiency and greater refinement. It is estimated at195 horsepower (145 kW).
• Output for the 3.6L V-6 is estimated at 303 horsepower (226 kW).
All of Impala's engines are matched wîth six-speed automatic transmissions.
The powertrains are the force behind Impala's responsive driving experience, which is tuned for a spirited, yet comfortable performance. A MacPherson-strut front suspension and four-link rear suspension underpin the Impala, wîth an isolated front cradle and hydraulic ride bushing that help deliver a smoother, quieter ride. All models feature an electric variable-assist §teering system that helps save fuel by drawing energy only when the §teering wheel is turned.
The 2014 Impala will be offered in LS, LT and LTZ models, wîth assembly at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck, Mich., and Oshawa, Ontario facilities. Pricing will be announced later.Source - Chevrolet
CHEVROLET ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR THE 2014 IMPALANew sedan offers added content and technology starting at $27,535
DETROIT – The all-new 2014 Impala, Chevrolet's flagship sedan, will go on sale this spring wîth a starting price of $27,535, including an $810 destination charge.
Impala was America's best-selling full-size sedan in 2011, wîth sales of more than 171,000, which made it one of the 10 best-selling cars in the Únited States
'We'll build on the success the Impala nameplate has generated over its history,' said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. 'We've added sophisticated design features, more technology and safety equipment, while conserving Impala's current strengths like spaciousness and comfort.'
Chevrolet's latest MyLink radio debuts in the 2014 Impala. The in-vehicle entertainment system adds an eight-inch color display screen that is customizable. The system also adopts natural voice recognition – a first for Chevy.
The 2014 Impala has several new features, including Adaptive Cruise Control and crash-avoidance technologies like Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert. Ten standard airbags are included as well – among the most in the §egmènt.
Three direct-injection engine choices will be available to customers: a 3.6L V-6, a newly designed 2.5L four-cylinder and a 2.4L four-cylinder wîth fuel-saving eAssist technology that is estimated to deliver 35 mpg. All engines are matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
The 2014 Impala will be offered in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels.
The 3.6L, 305-horsepower-engine will come to market first, wîth a starting price of $30,760 for the LT and $36,580 for the LTZ, including destination charges.
The 2.5L engine is priced as follows: $27,535 for the LS; $29,785 for the LT; $34,555 for the LTZ.
Pricing for the 2.4L engine wîth eAssist will be announced later.
The new Impala will be built in the Oshawa, Ontario, and Detroit-Hamtramck, Mich., assembly plants.Source - Chevrolet
PRODUCTION BEGINS FOR 2014 CHEVROLET IMPALA• All-new flagship sedan adds content, technology
• Pricing starts $27,535, including destination
OSHAWA, Ontario – The all-new 2014 Impala, Chevrolet's flagship sedan, began driving off the line at Oshawa Assembly today. The Impala will begin arriving in Chevrolet showrooms this month.
'The all-new Impala demonstrates the new direction of Chevrolet,' said Kevin Williams, president and managing director of GM Canada. 'Our employees in Oshawa have executed a flawless plan in bringing this iconic nameplate to life. The newly redesigned Impala will exceed customers' expectations because of the hard work of our employees at Oshawa Assembly.'
The 2014 Impala will also be manufactured at General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant, starting in May.
The 2014 Impala has several new features, including Adaptive Cruise Control and crash-avoidance technologies like Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert. Ten standard airbags are included – among the most in the §egmènt.
Chevrolet's latest MyLink radio debuts in the 2014 Impala. The in-vehicle entertainment system includes a customizable eight-inch color display screen. The system also adopts natural voice recognition – a first for Chevrolet.
Three direct-injection engine choices will be available: a 3.6L V-6, a newly designed 2.5L four-cylinder and a 2.4L four-cylinder wîth fuel-saving eAssist technology estimated to deliver up to 35 mpg on highway driving. All engines are matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is built at Oshawa's state-of-the-art Flexible Manufacturing line along wîth the Chevrolet Camaro, Buick Regal and Cadillac XTS.Source - Chevrolet
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