Chevrolet’s present Impala feels like an afterthought in GM’s passenger-car lineup, yet that’s soon because of change; the new 2014 Chevrolet Impala revealed at the New York Auto Show. The new car is known as the 10th generation of the Impala, even though the nameplate has been placed on some very unique products over many years. What makes a difference is that the new 2014 Impala is developed on a totally new platform and should have a far superior interior, along top-notch refinement.
Powertrains for the new Impala involve a 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter four, which is expected to gain 35 mpg on the highway, and a 303-hp, 3.6-liter V-6. Both get a six-speed automatic transmission, and all Impalas are front-wheel drive.
MyLink now taps into a suite of connectivity possibilities via media players and smartphones, with some models featuring an eight-inch LCD touch screen. Expect refinement to be superb as well, with new measures involving active noise cancellation in four-cylinder models.
Design-wise, the Impala has a front end that bears a strong likeness to that of the new 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, also unveiled at New York, and also the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu; particularly of interest is the more bulbous, extended rear wheelhouse, which transitions neatly into the exterior styling.