Chevrolet confirmed debut of two new models at the upcoming New York Auto Show in April. One is the all-new Impala which is coming back for 2014 launch, and the other a new version of the Traverse crossover utility vehicle for 2013, which according to Chevy has become more refined and family-friendly.
We are more excited about the Impala though, a nameplate that goes back to 1958. The early models used to be massive, lumbering saloons, very American. Although the teaser image does not reveal much, but Chevrolet does mention it is a full-size sedan, which must mean it’s still big.
With the introduction of the new Impala, Chevrolet has revamped nearly every passenger car in the lineup in the past 24 months. The new cars helped Chevrolet become the top-selling passenger car brand in the United States in 2011. It won’t be in anyway a good sporty sedan, but it has character, heritage and a cool name!
As for the new Traverse, the focus has been on making the car more suitable for families, which means a great deal of attention has been paid to the issue of safety. Chevrolet says the new model will be among the safest cars on the road. For the 2013 model, the Traverse adds the industry’s first front center air bag. It is engineered to protect drivers and front passengers in far-side impact crashes. The air bag deploys in milliseconds and inflates between the driver and front passenger, providing added protection for both front occupants.
Other New York highlights for Chevrolet include new Malibu Eco, Spark mini car, Tru 140S and Code 130R concept vehicles and Corvette 427 Convertible with 60th Anniversary package.