Chevrolet News – United States – Impala

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Chevrolet Impala

Highlights

All-new exterior with a sleek proportion, body sides, active shutters, standard 18-inch and projector-beam headlamps – HID headlamps and LED running lamps standard on LTZ

Range of three powertrains deliver performance and efficiency

interior with flowing and integrated center stack incorporates an available eight-inch screen display with MyLink

Roomier feel, more front and rear and generous storage compartments

environment with a greater on comfort – including active cancelation with four-cylinder

360 degrees of active safety include 10 standard air bags, with available features full-speed-range adaptive cruise crash imminent braking, collision alert, lane warning, side blind alert, rear cross alert, rear camera and assist.

Highlights

ALL-NEW CHEVROLET IMPALA RE-ENERGIZES NAMEPLATE

Chevrolet has completely the 2014 Impala – its iconic sedan – with head-turning greater interior spaciousness and technologies never before in an Impala.

The 2014 Impala is new the ground up, with muscular elements that provide a nod to the while embracing Chevy’s styling. It represents the 10th of one of the industry’s most enduring and nameplates. It has been America’s full-size sedan since with total sales of than 169,000 in 2012.

to its legacy, the 2014 Impala advanced technologies at a competitive It incorporates 10 standard air bags as as available safety technologies as full-speed-range adaptive cruise crash imminent braking, collision alert, lane warning, side blind alert, rear cross alert, rear camera and assist.

“Impala has a heritage of the segment with bold new technologies and premium features not found at its price point,” Chris Perry, vice Chevrolet marketing. “The Impala’s combination of efficiency, infotainment choices and driving will re-set the benchmark in its and affirm its position as Chevrolet’s sedan.”

Impala’s V-6 engine be the most powerful naturally engine in the segment. The car also a new, responsive electric steering system and enhanced that provide customers a confident driving experience.

an all-new passenger environment more front and rear generous storage and smartphone-influenced with next-generation MyLink. also a quieter environment a greater emphasis on comfort – BOSE ® active noise technology on four-cylinder models.

To appeal to a wide array of needs, the 2014 Impala be offered with three choices, including two four-cylinder and a 3.6L V-6 engine available at launch. An Ecotec 2.4L with e Assist . available at the end of provides an estimated 35 mpg of highway

The new Impala is produced at GM’s Mich. and Oshawa, Ontario

Design details

The 2014 introduces a new aesthetic for Chevrolet’s sedan, but one that honors the that helped distinguish the nameplate for decades.

“Our team was challenged to create a new but that didn’t mean on nostalgia,” said John director of North America car exterior design. “This is much a contemporary car, design elements, craftsmanship and to detail that complement its technology and performance.”

The Impala’s low proportion has a wind-swept profile suggests motion, while the of 18-, 19- and 20-inch wheels is to the body to provide that right” stance. At the front, projector-beam headlamps – or HID headlamps and LED running lamps on LTZ – sweep the corners and frame a wide while a power dome conveys performance. The LTZ’s LED running lamps provide a visual statement, along great visibility.

Sculpted in the body sides add to the Impala’s drama, with a sweeping cue in the rear fenders that classic Impala designs. The area is long, enhancing the look of the car while maintaining visibility. The deck lid appears to complement the overall proportion, but to reveal a trunk with cubic-feet (532 liters) of space.

Diagonal dual-signature and – on LTZ – chrome-outlined exhaust outlets the rear-end appearance.

Exterior include Black, Blue Blue Topaz Metallic, Silver Metallic, Crystal Red Cyber Gray, Silver Ice Silver Topaz Metallic, White, Tin Roof Rusted and Diamond Tricoat.

The 2014 builds on Chevrolet’s signature interior with greater to detail and upscale features – in everything from the wraparound of the bold instrument panel the door panels and the available lighting, to the soft feel of the and the premium appearance of the seats’ The instrument panel integrates a instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch color display reconfigurable features for the driver center. An eight-inch touch with concealed storage it is matched with the available MyLink system on LT and LTZ models.

LS models feature cloth while LT comes standard cloth/vinyl seats. Sueded seats are available on LT and LTZ models, feature standard perforated seating.

Interior color include Brownstone, Dark Jet Black and Mojave.

Quiet and

The 2014 Impala’s comfort and are rooted in a stronger body enabling a quieter passenger and a greater overall feeling of The stiffer architecture also engineers to tune the ride and more precisely, for a greater of control and comfort.

A comprehensive of sound-absorbing, sound-suppressing and even noise cancelation (standard on models) – a first for a Chevy – helps make the 2014 Chevrolet’s quietest full-size ever. An acoustically laminated and front-door glass, along liquid-applied sound deadener, carpet and an isolated engine are some of the features that provide a quieter driving

With active noise ceiling-mounted microphones detect noise, the frequencies of which are by a computer that directs sound waves through the system’s speakers and subwoofer. technology helps eliminate levels associated with converter lockup at low speeds, provides better fuel

The new Impala also has a roomier, ambience. Thin A-pillars and a low panel enhance outward while the car’s six-window surrounds passengers with light. The seats are bolstered for support and the seat cushions a firm, premium feel equally comfortable on a 500-mile or a five-minute trip to the store.

on LT and LTZ models, the rear-seat headrests to improve rear visibility there are no back-seat passengers.

interior materials and details as high-quality fabric, sueded and perforated leather appointments the quiet environment and give the a substantive look and feel. The cluster has a rich look, multidimensional gauges and a configurable driver information center a 4.2-inch screen.

The cluster’s lighting enhances the upscale of the cabin, while available trim with “bleed-through” lighting further enhances the sophisticated flair. It completely the trim’s appearance by illuminating it nighttime driving.

A prominent stack” is integrated in the instrument and houses the climate controls and MyLink, which includes and Bluetooth audio streaming many other features – and is via a touch screen on an available display. A standard audio is a feature not typical for the segment and a surround-sound audio system is – the first in a Chevrolet car.

Additional available features remote start, passive keyless starting, heated wheel, power tilting/telescoping column with memory, climate control and heated and front seats. The Impala packs great storage including a generous center and a hidden storage area the optional motorized eight-inch touch screen.

Award-winning infotainment

Chevrolet’s next-generation infotainment system, with its smartphone-inspired interface, debuts on the new – a system that has already the 2013 Best-of-CES Award in the Car category, chosen by tech provider CNET.

In addition to covering everything from to phone to music apps as Pandora, Chevrolet’s next-gen is designed to accommodate new features and and be highly customizable. It also Chevrolet’s first use of natural voice recognition that customers to safely place enter destinations, browse play music and control functions simply by telling the what to do.

Another first for is that the system can store up to 60 including radio stations contacts, destinations, music and media.

This feature is for those who travel to the same regularly and want to save such as hotels and restaurants.

is standard on LT and LTZ models. On its eight-inch customers can fling through swipe and drag just as would on a tablet. Users compatible smartphones can pair with MyLink using or a USB connection.

This gives the ability to play passengers’ or other media through the

Another feature allows whose Impalas are equipped available embedded navigation to destinations in a single step, having to enter the state, street number and street in successive efforts. City-by-city reports are also provided.

accessibility also expands. the traditional Blue button, can access OnStar via the screen

Driving experience

Impala three powertrains, each fuel-saving direct injection and components. They include the V-6, the new Ecotec 2.5L and the Ecotec 2.4L with e Highlights:

Output for the 3.6L V-6 is rated at 305 (227 kW) and 264 lb.-ft. of torque Nm). That is the highest output in the segment from a V-6 engine. Lightweight features a more balanced driving and include an integrated cylinder manifold design that approximately 13 pounds (6 kg) per engine

The 2.5L is part of a new family of engines developed with efficiency and greater refinement. It is at 196 horsepower (145 kW) and 186 lb.-ft. Nm) of torque

Impala’s Ecotec engine with e Assist electrical assist in certain to help save fuel. It is at 182 horsepower (134 kW) and helps EPA-estimated highway mileage of 36 The 2.4L with eAssist be available at the end of this year

All of engines are matched with automatic transmissions.

The powertrains are the behind Impala’s confident, driving experience, which is for comfortable performance and rooted in a robust body structure. The is about an inch longer the previous model, with a wider rear track, the new Impala an excellent feeling of and control, no matter the road

Engineers optimized the upper structure shape, material, and gage to meet all performance with minimal mass, and applied the mass strategically to areas of the vehicle. This savings allowed engineers to add a strut tower reinforcement to structural feel.

Those towers are home to a MacPherson-strut suspension design that a greater measure of control rebound springs that are to the struts. They enable refined calibration of the struts result in a smoother overall while also enhancing roll control and weight during acceleration or turning. helps keep the wheels which contributes to the new Impala’s precise, controlled feel – while cornering at speed.

An front cradle for the engine and as well as a hydraulic ride help deliver a smoother, ride. At the rear is a proven suspension design, with a wider track that to the Impala’s more planted on the road. Isolated mounting for the rear suspension also to the car’s quiet, smooth experience.

All models feature an variable-assist steering system that helps save by drawing energy only the steering wheel is turned. to complement Impala’s balance of and comfort, the EPS’s feel is and direct, with greater at low speeds and higher effort at speeds. It also incorporates Drift Compensation, which adjusts the steering effort to for factors such as crowned or high crosswinds – factors typically cause the driver to the steering wheel slightly to a straight path.

Sensors detect the steering and adjust the torque applied to the system to relieve the effort on the helping to maintain smooth, driving with less Pull Drift Compensation is an feature of the EPS system and engages without the driver’s knowledge.

technology

The 2014 Impala one of the most comprehensive collections of and available safety features in the It employs advanced technologies – radar – to help avoid Visual and audible alerts, on the alert feature, help identify potential crash and even intervene when a threat appears more

The alerts are designed to identify threats with sufficient to give the driver time to and make changes.

The available features and benefits include for Chevrolet and Impala:

Full-speed-range cruise control – Radar senses traffic in front of the to adjust the vehicle speed, stopping the vehicle in heavy and accelerating again. It is the first in a Chevrolet.

Crash imminent – Another Chevy first: technology detects a possible threat and alerts the driver. If the does not appear to react enough or doesn’t react at this feature intervenes to the brakes in an effort to avoid the

Forward collision alert – technology detects a possible threat and alerts the driver, him or her time to stop and/or course.

Lane departure – A camera-based lane detection warns the driver of impending changes. The camera, mounted the inside rearview mirror, traffic lane markings and audible alerts.

Side zone alert – Using sensors on both sides of the the system “looks” for other in the blind zone areas of the and indicates their presence LED-lit symbols in the outside

Rear cross traffic – Based on the radar sensors of blind zone alert, it the driver of vehicles in traffic backing out of a parking spot – angled parking. Visual and alerts are triggered if moving are detected.

Rear vision camera dynamic guidelines – With a in the center stack infotainment the camera provides a view of directly behind the Impala, the dynamic guidelines provide a that helps make and other maneuvers easier.

rear park assist – sensors in the rear bumper to objects directly behind the and alerts the driver.

Brake feature – To quicken the response of the brakes and help shorten distances, this features the brake calipers in anticipation of braking by slightly increasing the pressure in the brake lines the driver lifts off the accelerator This feature is included on equipped with adaptive control and crash imminent

Hill hold/start assist – the brakes for about 1.5 seconds to roll-back when the driver his or her foot from the brake to the pedal.

The advanced, crash-avoidance complement the Impala’s occupant features, including 10 standard air

Dual-depth frontal passenger air with passenger sensing

Driver and front passenger air bags

Driver and front knee air bags

Rear side-impact air bags

Head air bags with rollover for front and rear outboard

Safety belt pretensioners

seat restraint system.

also employs systems enable greater vehicle including standard StabiliTrak stability control system, traction control, four-wheel brakes with four-channel ABS and brake force distribution, ensures optimal braking at both axles for maximum under heavy braking.

is standard. It uses GPS and cellular technology to automatically call for in the event of crash. OnStar also includes MyLink apps, which offer information and OnStar services via the smartphone.

Founded in 1911 in Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car doing business in more 140 countries and selling more 4.5 million cars and trucks a Chevrolet provides customers fuel-efficient vehicles that spirited performance, expressive and high quality. More on Chevrolet models can be found at .

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