Chevrolet has unveiled the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, the 10th generation of Impala, on the eve of 2012 New York Auto Show. The Chevrolet has completely redesigned the latest Impala with an aim to make 2014 Chevrolet Impala, a leading consumer car rather than a full sized sedan. It is expected that the newest generation car will go on sale in early 2013. Till now, there is no official word yet about its market price. The refreshed version assures that the new Impala will be a very strong and stylish car with powerful engine and lots of innovative features.
In the 2012 New York Auto Show, Chevrolet has released some nice pictures and some specifications of the expected production model.
Chevrolet has designed the new Impala in a very impressive way. It will have a wide grille in centre and front, framed by two low-profile projector headlamps around the corners of the front end. These headlamps will feature LED daytime running lights and HIDs on the LTZ model. A long greenhouse area will highlight the car’s sleek profile while maintaining first-rate visibility. Above all, the car will run on standard and stylish 20-inch wheels making the car to look both aggressive and confident. Chevrolet has also redesigned the Impala logo. The new logo will be more oval than the previous version, and it will be made in bright chrome on the car.
- Wheelbase: 111.7 / 2837 (in / mm)
- Overall length: 201.3 / 5113 (in / mm)
- Overall width: 73 / 1854 (in / mm)
- Overall height: 58.9 / 1496 (in / mm)
- Curb weight: 3800 / 1723 (lb / kg)
- Front: 62.2 / 1580 (in / mm)
- Rear: 62 / 1576 (in / mm)
The interior design is based around a dual cockpit design. The dashboard and door panels will be made up of very soft-touch materials. The seats will be of better quality than the older versions along with higher-quality stitching. The interior will have an ambient lighting facility to give a luxurious feeling. It will have a central 4.2-inch color display within the wraparound instrument group in the instrument panel. Also, it will have an 8-inch touch screen along with a hidden storage compartment. Using this touch screen, the drivers can operate MyLink system, which incorporates streaming audio, Bluetooth hands-free phone and an optional navigation. Moreover, you will enjoy your ride with an electric power steering.
The 2014 Impala will offer three engine choices to suit the customer’s needs. Depending on the budget and desires of users, they can select any one of the three engines. The three engines include a 3.6-liter V6, a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder, and a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with eAssist. The 3.6-liter VVT engine can offer an output of 303 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque, the 2.5-liter four-cylinder can provide an output of 195 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque, and the 2.4-liter Ecotec engine is good for 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque.
All three engines will drive the front wheels and will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It is expected that 3.6-liter V6 model will provide a fuel economy rate of 30 mpg on the highway, 2.5-liter four-cylinder will give 31 mpg on highway, and the 2.4-liter four-cylinder with eAssist model will provide 35 mpg on the highway.
Innovative safety features
The all new 2014 Chevrolet Impala will be packed with some remarkable safety features. It will have 10 standard airbags and OnStar for safety purpose. Other safety features include lane departure warning, forward collision alert, rear cross traffic alert, side blind zone alert, rear camera, collision mitigation braking, rear park assist, and full-speed-range adaptive cruise control.
The full speed range adaptive cruise control is really interesting as in traffic the system will automatically apply brake and bring the car to a complete stop, and then it also accelerates the car as the traffic moves. The collision mitigation braking system is also very much useful. This new system will alert the driver of an upcoming impact, and apply the brakes automatically if no action is taken by the driver.
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