General Motors revealed the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala at the 2012 New York Auto Show and we have to admit that the car looks really impressive. Showing a new exterior design, the 2014 Impala represents the next evolution of Chevrolet’s design philosophy.
The first look at the 2014 Impala reveals new, low-profile projector-beam headlamps (or HID headlamps and LED daytime running lamps on LTZ), a new front grille and a completely new front bumper. The rear end of the car looks also pretty good, showing new taillamps, while the design is successfully completed by the range of 18-, 19- and 20-inch wheels. The interior was built with greater attention to detail and upscale features.
The new instrument panel integrates an instrument cluster with a standard 4.2-inch color display with reconfigurable features for the driver information center.
Moreover, Chevrolet offers the eight-inch touch screen display with available Chevrolet MyLink, which includes Bluetooth audio streaming and available navigation among many other features. The 2014 Impala will be offered with a choice of three engines: the 2.4-liter Ecotec engine which works with the eAssist system in order to provide electrical assist in certain conditions to help save fuel, delivering 182 hp and 172 lb.-ft. of torque (233 Nm), which is expected to achieve 35 mph on the highway; the 2.5-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine delivering 195 hp and 187 lb.-ft. of torque (253 Nm); the 3.6-liter V6 engine delivering 303 hp and 264 lb.-ft. of torque (358 Nm).
All of these engines will be mated as standard to a six-speed automatic transmission. In terms of safety, the 2014 Impala will offer full-speed-range adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, side blind zone alert and rear cross traffic alert. 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.
The new 2014 Impala brings with it a wide range of safety systems equipped as standard. Different technologies have been placed on it, like radar, in order to ensure that the vehicle avoids crashes. Through audible and visual alerts, drivers are warned of any possible crash situations.
The system can even activate if it determines that a crash is likely to occur. Safety is not the only highlight of the 2014 Impala as there are also features aimed at providing refinement and comfort. This is thanks to having a stronger body structure which makes the cabin quieter and deliver a better feeling of quality. By making use of a stiffer platform, the engineers were also able to tune the new Impala to have a more precise handling and ride.
The result is that comfort and control are enhanced. Helping make this new model become one of the quietest of Chevrolet’s full-sized sedan is that comprehensive lineup of sound-suppressing and sound absorbing materials. For the four-cylinder versions, it will even have active noise cancellation. On the inside, it is clear that premium materials have been used like perforated leather appointments and suede-like fabric.
As this is able to complement the quiet atmosphere, it results in the 2014 Impala having a practical feel and appearance. Looking at its seats, it has been bolstered making it deliver better support.
Meanwhile, the cushions of the seat were made to give a premium and firm feel. Thus, sitting on it is comfortable whether on a short drive or even when undergoing long travels. If there are no passengers sitting in the rear, the head restraints of the rear seat can be folded and thus enhance visibility in this area.