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2014 Chevrolet Impala
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 6:51 AM









From GM...
All-New Impala 每 Chevrolet Reinvents an Iconic Sedan
Designed to deliver bold style, interior refinement and enhanced efficiency

NEW YORK 每 Chevrolet completes the transformation of its North American passenger car lineup with 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, with 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 industry's most enduring and popular nameplates. Impala was America's best-selling full-size sedan in 2011, with sales of more than 171,000, which also made it one of the 10 best-selling cars overall in the United States, along with 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 Chevrolets design vocabulary. It features a sleek proportion, sculpted body sides, standard 18-inch wheels and projector-beam headlamps, with 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 with eAssist, that deliver enhanced performance and efficiency
-All-new interior with flowing design and integrated center stack that incorporates an available eight-inch touch screen display with 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
-Quieter environment with a greater emphasis on comfort 每 including active noise cancellation with four-cylinder powertrains
-360 degrees of active safety features with 10 standard air bags and OnStar, along with 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.

Design details

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 didnt mean relying on nostalgia,§ said John Cafaro, director of North America passenger car exterior design. This is very much a contemporary car, with design elements, craftsmanship and attention to detail that complement its advanced technology and performance.

The Impalas 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 每 sweep around the corners and frame a wide grille, while a power dome hood conveys performance. The LTZs LED daytime running lamps provide a contemporary visual statement, along with function.

Sculpted coves in the body sides add to the Impalas design drama, with 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 Chevrolets signature dual-cockpit interior with 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 with a standard 4.2-inch color display with reconfigurable features for the driver information center. The eight-inch touch screen with concealed storage behind it is matched with the available Chevrolet MyLink system.

Comfort and refinement

The 2014 Impalas 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 Chevrolets quietest full-size sedan ever.

Premium materials throughout the interior and details such as high-quality fabric, Ultrasuede 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.

Safety technology

The 2014 Impala offers a comprehensive suite of standard and available safety features. It employs advanced technologies 每 including radar 每 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 Using 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 每 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 每 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 每 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 每 Using 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 with LED-lit symbols in the outside mirrors.
-Rear cross traffic alert 每 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 每 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 每 including 10 standard air bags and OnStar.

Performance and driving experience

Impalas three powertrains all feature fuel-saving direct injection and lightweight components.
-Impalas Ecotec 2.4L engine works with the eAssist system to provide electrical assist in certain conditions to help save fuel. 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 with 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 Impalas engines are matched with 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, with an isolated front cradle and hydraulic ride bushing that help deliver a smoother, quieter ride. All models feature an electric variable-assist steering system that helps save fuel by drawing energy only when the steering wheel is turned.

The 2014 Impala will be offered in LS, LT and LTZ models, with assembly at GM*s Detroit-Hamtramck, Mich., and Oshawa, Ontario facilities. Pricing will be announced later.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

2014 CHEVROLET IMPALA PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS

Overview

Model:
2014 Chevrolet Impala
Body style / driveline:
front-drive, front-engine, four-door, five- passenger sedan

EPA vehicle class:
full-size

Manufacturing location:
Detroit-Hamtramck, Mich.; Oshawa, Ontario

Key competitors:
Dodge Charger, Ford Taurus, Nissan Maxima, Toyota Avalon, Hyundai Azera

Powertrain
Type:
Ecotec 2.4L DOHC I-4 w/ eAssist
Ecotec 2.5L DOHC I-4
3.6L V-6 VVT DI

Displacement (cu in / cc):
145.4 / 2384
150 / 2457
217 / 3564

Fuel delivery:
direct injection
direct injection
direct injection

Horsepower
(hp / kW @ rpm):
182 / 134 @ 6200 (est.)
195 / 145 (est.)
303 / 226 @ 6800 (est.)

Torque
(lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm):
172 / 233 @ 4900 (est.)
187 / 253 (est.)
264 / 358 @ 5300 (est.)

Recommended fuel:
regular unleaded
regular unleaded
regular unleaded

Transmission:
six-speed automatic
six-speed automatic
six-speed automatic

Chassis/Suspension
Suspension (front):
MacPherson strut

Suspension (rear):
multi-link with coil springs and stabilizer bar

Steering type:
electric variable-assist rack-and-pinion

Turning circle (ft / m):
38.8 / 11.75

Brakes
split, dual-circuit four-wheel-disc with power assist

Wheel size and type:
18-inch steel and aluminum, 19-inch aluminum, 20-inch aluminum

Dimensions
Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm):
111.7 / 2837

Overall length (in / mm):
201.3 / 5113

Overall width (in / mm):
73 / 1854

Overall height (in / mm):
58.9 / 1496

Track (in / mm):
front: 62.2 / 1580 ; rear: 62 / 1576

Curb weight (lb / kg):
3800 / 1723 (est. 每 LT model w/ V-6)

Capacities
EPA interior volume (cu ft / L):
123.8 / 3505

Passenger volume (cu ft / L):
105 / 2973

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):
18.8 / 532

Trailer towing maximum (lb / kg):
1000 / 454 (3.6L and 2.5L)

Fuel capacity (gal / L):
18.5 / 70 (2.5L and 3.6L); 15.8 / 59.9 (2.4L)





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Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 8:07 AM
Almost 2 tons with a 4cyl . Front looks nice but the back end









Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 9:23 AM
It's estimated at 3800lbs for the mid-level LT and V6. Not tooooooo bad for a large car.



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Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 9:59 AM
Kind of reminds me of the new Taurus.



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Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 10:39 AM
2014 shown already? We just got into 2012. WTF?? What happened to the 2013 model??

It looks like a 2013 Malibu exterior-wise.
Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 11:53 AM
The09GXP wrote:

Kind of reminds me of the new Taurus.


I was thinking the same thing. Those body lines look a lot like the new SHO.



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Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 12:09 PM
I like it.




Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 12:22 PM
Inspired?






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Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 1:12 PM
agreed. i see the taurus as well as the new optima in that design.

buuut i do like it. looks a hell of a lot better than the new maligross thats for sure.



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Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 1:51 PM
when i saw the tail lights, I instantly thought of the Mitsubishi Galant
Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 3:50 PM
I like it




Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 5:25 PM
Other than the "cap" (brown parts on the top of the dash) I love the interior. The front end looks amazing, however, the rear and rear sides are too chunky and don't flow well with the rest of the car, IMO. That stupid side swoop that starts in the rear door and flows back kills it for me. If they would have just kept it straight and followed it back it would look 100X better. The sloped and stubby rear end makes the car look stubby and cut off to me. And would it kill GM to design door handles that fit with the rest of the car for once???



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Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 6:22 PM
Not bad...


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Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 6:32 PM
OK, Here's a quick photochop (OK, MSPaint. ) of the Impala that I think looks better. Other people may hate it but I think the design flows better. I eliminated the rear kink in the body line, kept the straight line and continued it back, lengthened the trunk and extended the rocker arm body line slightly.








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Currently 6th quickest Ecotec on the .org -12.453 @ 116.45 MPH!!!

Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 7:16 PM
I don't mind the interior on that car but my opinion of the exterior is its quite bland, pretty much like most of gm's stuff nowadays. Cookie cutter boring!




Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 8:44 PM
Mr.Goodwrench-G.T. wrote:

The 2014 Impala re-establishes this iconic Chevrolet nameplate as a design leader, with bold styling that will turn heads for years to come

lolz




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Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Thursday, April 05, 2012 7:43 AM
kind of a hybrid of the kia and hyundai from a few angles. i do not dislike it though. no way i would go with the 4 banger though



Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Thursday, April 05, 2012 7:48 AM
Reminds me of the lincoln MK?? something from the side.










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Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Friday, April 06, 2012 1:08 PM
Roofy wrote:

OK, Here's a quick photochop (OK, MSPaint. ) of the Impala that I think looks better. Other people may hate it but I think the design flows better. I eliminated the rear kink in the body line, kept the straight line and continued it back, lengthened the trunk and extended the rocker arm body line slightly.





The rear quarter of your photoshop pic reminds of the 90's Impala SS, which is a good thing. Personally, I like angled body line. It still has too many doors though.



Re: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Friday, April 06, 2012 3:33 PM
That chop reminds me of the LT1 years by the rear wndow



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