Sep 30

The 2014 Chevy Impala

There was some question as to whether the Impala would service going forward. With the new Chevy SS coming soon and the Malibu creeping up in price it seemed the Impala might be obsolete. However GM has given the Impala a redux for 2014 with completely new styling inside and out. Let’s take a closer look.

If we are honest the Impala has been quite boring for oh I don’t know 40 years now. It’s ok people want boring cars too and Chevy fills that void nicely with the current Impala. Despite it’s bland styling, dated interior, and no hint of fun at all it has been the number one selling mid sized sedan in the US over the last year with nearly 171,000 sold. GM however is looking to rattle the cage a bit with the all new Impala.

They certainly have gone far with the over look. Gone are the bland styling of old and in are a more modern chunky look ala the new Ford Tarus. The Impala will get modern amenities like HIDs and LED daytime running lights making the modern transformation complete.

The interior of the 2014 Impala goes upscale with leather a new infotainment system, and other higher end goodies you would expect more on a Cadillac then a Chevy. Of course with all this movement upmarket expect a price jump as well. No word just yet on how much though.

At night the interior of the Impala will be bathed in a mood lighting that provides a nice ambiance.

All of this will be accompanied by huge increases in safety with 10 air bags, adaptive cruise, collision mitigation braking, lane departure warning, and the whole host of current trends in safety.

Powering the new Impala will be three new engines a 2.5L 4 cylinder, 2.4L 4 cylinder with e-assist and a 3.6L V8 all with direct injection.

So the 2014 Impala appears much improved indeed. Just how all this translates to the real world will have to be seen in early 2013 when the new Impala will hit the deal lots.

Source: GM