Chevrolet introduced the Impala way back in 1958. Fifty-four years later, at the 2012 New York Auto show due next month, the brand will unveil the 10th generation of Impala featuring cutting-edge technology and greater fuel-economy.
With the last Impala rolling out in 2006, and addition of new 2014 model, Chevy will revamped its entire passenger car line up in past two years. The new models increased the share of Chevrolet in the market and made it top selling brand in US in 2011.
With a powerful V6 engine, the previous version of Impala was a good value for money, however, it was more successful as a rental car. It is entering its seventh year of production and is still used as a police patrol car in many states. Similar to the styling cues of the late 50’s, early 60’s cars, the first Impala was humongous and spacious saloon. From the teaser images we can tell the new sedan does not compromise on size or utility. Expected to hit the market by mid 2013 as a 2014 model, the new Impala will share the platform with Volt and 2013 Malibu at GM’s Detroit Hamtramck facility. Underpinning the 2014 Impala is the same stretched Epsilon II platform for the front-wheel drive 2013 Cadillac XTS.
Also unveiling at the New York Auto Show alongside 2014 Impala is the 2013 Traverse facelift. Featuring the GM crossover is the first of its kind, front center airbag. The Traverse also receives revised styling and enhanced interiors. Previously seen at the Detroit Motor show, the Tru 140S and Code 130R concepts will also be showcased at the Chevy stand in the New York Auto Show. Other models expected are the Spark minicar, Malibu Eco and Corvette 427 Convertible 60th anniversary edition.