We have bad news for the Chevrolet Impala fans who were hoping to get a completely new 2012 model year as numerous dealerships and sources say that the 2012 Impala will only get one engine and transmission option.
The only option you will see for the 2012 Impala will be GM’s new 3.6-liter V6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, which will also be seen on other 2012 models from the American manufacturer.
This means that when the Buick Lucerne production will end this year, the Impala will remain the only product from GM to utilize the 3.5-liter and 3.9-liter V6 engines.
So, don’t expect other significant changes from the 2012 Chevrolet Impala. If you want a completely new model, you will have to wait the new model, which will arrive in February 2013 as a 2014 model year.
2014 Chevrolet Impala will receive GM’s new Global Epsilon platform, which means the same wheelbase as the upcoming Cadillac XTS sedan. According to our sources, the next-generation Impala has been pushed back several more months for unknown reasons. [via GMInsideNews]
Impala, Chevrolet's iconic flagship sedan, has received entire restructuring for its 2014 version with its stunning exterior, spacious interior, and state-of-the-art technologies which have been made available in the Impala for the first time ever.
The new Chevrolet Impala takes on a fresh spin by incorporating Chevrolet's contemporary styling without neglecting its trademark muscular design elements. From 2004 to 2012, it has sold more than 169,000 units, making it the best-selling full-size sedan in America. The 2014 Chevrolet Impala represents the 10th generation of one of the market's most popular and enduring brand models.
At a reasonable price, the 2014 Impala provides state-of-the-art technologies that make it true to its legacy. Listed are some of its features: 10 standard air bags and a host of accessible safety technologies including side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking, forward collision alert, rear camera, rear-park assist, and full-speed-range adaptive cruise control.
Chris Perry, Chevrolet's Vice President for Marketing, says this Impala has a legacy of pushing the segment with powerful designs, advanced technologies, and premium characteristics that are not usually found at its price range. He also added that the 2014 Impala's combination of elegance, efficiency, information and entertainment choices, and driving confidence will raise the bar in its segment and cement its position as Chevrolet's flagship sedan.
The Impala is equipped with the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in this category, the V-6 engine. The 2014 Chevy Impala gives customers a confident driving experience with its integration of improved suspension and responsive electric power steering system.