Jump to content
Forums Gone... but not forgotten!
Pontiac of the Month

aspiringcarguy's 1965 GTO

2018 April
of the Month

  • Welcome to Forever Pontiac

    Welcome to Forever Pontiac, full of great ideas for Pontiac performance, maintenance, or for peer-to-peer assistance from Professional and DIY mechanics. Also, compete in our Pontiac monthly competitions. Please register if you'd like to take part.

Sign in to follow this  
Ringo64

RSS Official: 2014 Chevrolet Impala debuts all-new design

Recommended Posts

Filed under: New York Auto Show, Sedan, Chevrolet2014-chevrolet-impala-016-opt.jpg

To hear Chevrolet tell the story, the Impala is super popular with the public. True, it was one of the ten best-selling cars the U.S. last year, but take away sales to rental, government and commercial fleets, and we'd bet our last dollar that the Impala is no more popular than its competitors, probably less so considering its age. That's why Chevrolet is hoping its all-new Impala for 2013 will do what the last model couldn't: attract folks who don't buy their large sedans in bulk.

The 2013 Chevrolet Impala clearly looks considerably better and more modern than the car it replaces, which hadn't received a thorough redesign since 2005. The face up front is the Bowtie brand's new corporate visage, which can also be seen on the refreshed 2013 Traverse. It's an attractive mug with clean lines, little-to-no clutter and a full suite of high-tech HID and LED lighting elements. At least in pictures, the rest of the new Impala looks brawny and muscular compared to the last model's antiseptic lines. Its wheels, meanwhile, will range in size from a large 18 inches in diameter to a super-sized 20 inches.

2014-chevrolet-impala-009-opt.jpgWe also universally approve of the Impala's new interior design, which sports a dual-cockpit concept, as well as a 4.2-inch information screen between the gauges and an eight-inch screen atop the center stack. However, we're having a hard time with that steering wheel, which doesn't live up to the rest of the cabin's aesthetic standards.

Power for the new Impala will come from a range of three engines, all featuring direct injection: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with eAssist producing 182 horsepower/172 pound-feet and achieving an estimated 35 mpg highway, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder producing 195 hp/187 lb-ft and a 3.6-liter V6 producing 303 hp/264 lb-ft. All will mate to a six-speed automatic and drive the front wheels only.

The Impala has also received a slew of new available active and passive safety systems, including Full-Speed-Range Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

We've included the official press release from Chevrolet below and will update the gallery will more official images as soon as they're available. And later today we'll show you what the Impala looks like in person from the floor of the New York Auto Show.

Continue reading 2014 Chevrolet Impala debuts all-new design

2014 Chevrolet Impala debuts all-new design originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.<h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6>Permalink | Email this | Comments

di</img>

di</img>

autoblog?i=a8z61sWnoRg:Y3psJw4Q254:wF9xT3WuBAs</img> autoblog?i=a8z61sWnoRg:Y3psJw4Q254:V_sGLiPBpWU</img>a8z61sWnoRg


/>http://feeds.autoblog.com/~r/weblogsinc/autoblog/~3/a8z61sWnoRg/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!

Wow...I actually really like this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not bad at all I like it but the nose is a little bland looking as well as the rear end is too. But over all its nice, just needs a personality IMO. I really like the interior but the steering wheel is a little chunky looking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

looks great. I might actually be going to the NY auto show

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

looks great. I might actually be going to the NY auto show

When are you going? I'm going on the 14th. We should meet up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure if I like the backend. Seems unlike Chevy. The rest of it though is awesome

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
' timestamp='1333545124' post='69691']

When are you going? I'm going on the 14th. We should meet up.

Is that the Saturday after this one? I think I may do that

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup, that's the day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I smell Ford in some places. I do approve though, they really raised the bar on it. Still FWD though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is the same platform as the Cadillac XTS, so expect AWD in a few years. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To me, with those bulging quarters, it needs to be RWD to back up the look. Otherwise, I like.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
' timestamp='1333580579' post='69739']

This is the same platform as the Cadillac XTS, so expect AWD in a few years. ;)

On Chevy's facebook page they said this is no plans for AWD. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On Chevy's facebook page they said this is no plans for AWD. ;)

This is GM we're talking about...I take their press released info with a grain of salt. :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RWD RWD RWD

Right Wheel Drive

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RWD RWD RWD

Right Wheel Drive

You only want your right wheels to drive? :naughty:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You only want your right wheels to drive? :naughty:

I knew someone was gonna say that :slap:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You only want your right wheels to drive? :naughty:

Only if he doesn't install the posi.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

Tired of these Ads? Purchase Enhanced Membership today to remove them!
×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.