2014 Chevrolet Impala will add a third shift at Oshawa production facility

Article by Christian A., on October 8, 2012

General Motors anticipates such a high demand for the 2014 Chevrolet Impala that it will add a third shift at its Oshawa, Ontario production facility. GM is confident that the Impala will be competitive against the Ford Mustang Boss 302 or Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Aside from the third shift on the Flexible manufacturing line, it will extend a previously-scheduled shift addition on the Consolidated line until June 2014.

A third shift will be added at the St. Catherines Powertrain facility to support production of six-speed automatic transmissions for the 2014 Impala, the only transmission option for Chevrolet’s full-size sedan. The lone engine carried over on the 2014 Impala is GM’s widely-used 3.6-liter direct-injected V-6. The 2014 Impala is also available with a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and the 2.4-liter with eAssist.

GM has discontinued the formerly-available 303-hp 5.3-liter LS4 V-8 used in the SS model. Plans for a SS trim level on the 2014 Impala have not been confirmed yet.

This is probably because a dedicated, stand-alone SS model will come in 2014, a revival of the late Pontiac G8′s rear-drive Zeta platform. It features some updates used on the Holden Commodore sedan.

The 2014 Impala, Chevrolet’s iconic frontrunner sedan, is now restructured to feature eye-catching styling, highly advanced materials, and a more spacious interior.

While preserving muscular features of the Chevy’s glorious past, the 2014 Impala breaks ground with its new design elements and up-to-date styling. It signifies the tenth generation of the automobile industry’s lasting and iconic brand. It has been recognized as the most in-demand full-size sedan in America beginning 2004, selling more than 169,000 units in 2012.

Consistent with its tradition, the 2014 Impala offers cutting-edge technology at reasonable prices. It utilizes ten regular airbags and a wide array of safety solutions including full-speed-range adaptive cruise control, forward collision alarm, collision mitigation brake, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alarm, rear camera, side blind zone notification, and rear-park assist.

According to Chevrolet’s vice president in marketing, Chris Perry, Impala follows a legacy of surprising the sector with brave designs, innovative technologies and topnotch features that are rarely seen in its price range. Strengthening its status as Chevrolet’s frontrunner in its sedan lineup, the Impala sets the benchmark with its unique blend of sophistication, efficiency, infotainment features, and driving performance.

Impala gives customers a high level of driving confidence with its powerful V-6 engine that earned the distinction as the segment’s most dominant engine that is naturally aspirated. Moreover, the car is wonderfully equipped as well with a highly reactive electric power steering platform and improved suspension.

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