/2012 New York: New Chevrolet Impala Unveiled

2012 New York: New Chevrolet Impala Unveiled

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Chevrolet unveils its all-new Impala sedan at the 2012 New York Auto Show. The magnificent sedan will go on sale next year as a 2014 model, featuring an awesome design, a superb interior, and modern technologies. Like it’s predecessors, the new Impala has a big, imposing body and plenty of space.

The Impala is a pretty sizable thing, but it also looks good. The 2013 Impala redefines big, luxury American saloon with modern standard like standard 18-inch wheels and projector-beam headlamps, with HID headlamps and LED daytime running lamps.

The interior is also classic American, but not cheap and nasty! It does look very nice in pictures, and the materials used are also good. The cabin features flowing design and integrated center stack that incorporates an available eight-inch touch screen display with available Chevrolet MyLink. The screen has a cool trick up its sleeve. It slides upward, revealing a decent-sized cubbyhole.

Chevy has also put a lot of effort into making the Impala a nice car to live with. It has refined suspension with MacPherson-strut front suspension and four-link rear system.

The car comes with a range of three engines, including an Ecotec 2.4L engine with eAssist developing 182 horsepower (134 kW) and delivering 35mpg (estimated), another Ecotec 2.5L with 195 horsepower (145 kW), and a 3.6 liter V6 estimated at 303 horsepower (226 kW). All of Impala’s engines are matched with six-speed automatic transmissions.

It’s just a pity they don’t offer a V8 engine. If Chevy decided to launch a SS version, that will probably get a meaty V8.

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The available safety features and benefits include firsts for Chevrolet and Impala:

  • Full-speed-range adaptive cruise control – Using radar technology, this feature senses traffic in front of the Impala to adjust the vehicle speed, including stopping the vehicle in heavy traffic and accelerating again. It is the first application in a Chevrolet.
  • Collision mitigation braking – Another Chevy first: Radar technology detects a possible crash threat and alerts the driver. If the driver does not appear to react quickly enough or doesn’t react at all, this feature intervenes and applies the brakes in an effort to avoid the crash.
  • Forward collision alert – Camera technology detects a possible crash threat and alerts the driver, giving him or her time to stop and/or change course.
  • Lane departure warning – A camera-based lane detection system that warns the driver of impending lane changes. The camera, mounted near the inside rearview mirror, identifies traffic lane markings and provides audible alerts.
  • Side blind zone alert – Using radar sensors on both sides of the vehicle, the system “looks” for other vehicles in the blind zone areas of the Impala and indicates their presence with LED-lit symbols in the outside mirrors.
  • Rear cross traffic alert – Based on the radar sensors of side blind zone alert, it warns the driver of vehicles in traffic when backing out of a parking spot – including angled parking. Visual and audible alerts are triggered if moving vehicles are detected.

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