The 2014 Chevrolet Impala launched today at the 2012 New York auto show flaunting a new design that mixes equal parts Camaro and Malibu.
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Chevrolet wanted the Impala to look "long and windswept." To my eye, it's more "beefy and hunkered down," but it wears its chunkiness well.
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The Impala will be offered with a choice of three engines. In order from most powerful to most efficient, they are a 3.5-liter V-6, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, and a 2.4-liter e-Assist engine.
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A cadre of driver aid features will be available to Impala drivers, including adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and cross-traffic alerts.
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Classic Impala design cues, such as the Impala badge on the C-pillar, blend with Chevrolet's modern design language.
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There's plenty of space in the large sedan's trunk for luggage, golf bags, or...bodies?
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Inside, the Impala grows up with an attractive leather interior, contrast stitching, Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment and telematics system, and cupholders big enough to hold a tall coffee mug. But is it me or does the steering wheel look like it's on upside down?
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Like most modern cars making luxury pretenses, the Impala is available with projector headlamps and LED parking and daytime running lights.
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The 2014 Impala will be offered in LS, LT, and LTZ models and will go on sale in early 2013.
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Chevrolet also displayed a selection of classic Impala models, highlighting the best moments of the nameplate's history.