The Impala debuted in 1958 and has been Chevrolet’s flagship sedan ever since. The car marked a place in history by setting the standard in comfort and value and quickly became America’s best-selling full size car. Through the years, the Impala has undergone a variety of facelifts while continuing to serve as the ideal family car by providing ample interior space and a sleek, iconic exterior.
“We’ll build on the success the Impala nameplate has generated over its history,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. “We’ve added sophisticated design features, more technology and safety equipment, while conserving Impala’s current strengths like spaciousness and comfort.”
Safety was one of the primary concerns for lead engineer, Todd Pawlik, and his team. In order to avoid crashes, the Impala uses advanced technologies to give visual and audible alerts to help drivers identify potential crash situations – the system even intervenes when a crash threat appears more imminent. Some of the other safety features include full-speed-range adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and rear cross traffic alert.
The exterior of the car features a sleek proportion, sculpted body sides, standard 18-inch wheels and projector-beam headlamps, with HID headlamps and LED daytime running lamps standard on LTZ models.
“Our design team was challenged to create a new classic, but that didn’t mean relying on nostalgia,” said John Cafaro, director of North America passenger car exterior design. “This is very much a contemporary car, with design elements, craftsmanship and attention to detail that complement its advanced technology and performance.”
The technology on the vehicle is one of the most unique parts of the vehicle. The Impala will be the first vehicle with Chevrolet’s next-generation MyLink infotainment system, designed to be easy to use and capable of linking up to 10 devices. MyLink is also making things personal. Using consumer research, including interviews and online voting, MyLink designers developed four specific graphic appearances designed to appeal to the distinctive personalities of Chevrolet customer groups These appearances include a “contemporary,” “edge,” “velocity” and “main street” design.
The 2014 Chevy Impala will be available this spring, and at a starting price of $26,475, the affordability will make it hard to resist. For more information go to: http://www.chevrolet.com/impala-sports-sedan.html