Wednesday, April 4, 2012

2013 Chevy Impala Aims to Shed Fleet Car Stigma with Camaro Style: 2012 NY Auto Show

2014-Chevy-Impala-Reveal-New-York-01 With a bold new design taking inspiration from the Camaro, Chevy is hoping to inject some much-needed passion into its front-drive full sized sedan. And the Impala will need it.

Despite being the top seller in the segment, the all-new Hyundai Azera has plenty of curves and tomorrow Toyota will unveil a new version of its Avalon that company reps call “stunning.”

With a swoopy new look with some actual design, the 2014 Impala, unveiled today at the New York Auto Show, will come standard with 18-inch wheels with optional 19 and 20-inch sizes. Other style highlights include LED daytime running lights, embossed Impala badging and plenty of chrome.

Three engine choices include a base 2.5-liter with 182 hp, an eAssist mild hybrid with 182 hp and a big 3.6L V6 with 303 hp. With the hybrid, Chevy is targeting a 35 mpg rating “or more” says Chevy marketing boss Chris Perry.

Technology highlights on the new sedan include items normally only found on luxury cars like full-speed cruise control, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, blind spot alert and even a system the will apply the brakes for you if the vehicle detects a crash is imminent.

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