Chevrolet just put a price to its swoop-backed wonder, the 2014 Impala: It’s going to start at $27,535, including delivery charges.
The new Impala has the same fastback-sort of styling that’s going to show up in a raft of mid- and full-size sedans, including the new Toyota Avalon and Mazda6. If you wonder how designers all seem to embrace the idea of the coupe-style sedan all at the same time, just look at the Jaguar XJ or Audi A7. I have seen this car and it’s a beauty!
The new one is priced $850 more than the current Impala, which is well overdue for replacement. Although General Motors boasts that Impala was one of the top-selling cars last year, with 171,000 sold, it’s largely not because buyers have been wowed by them in showrooms. Rather, many have gone to rental or corporate fleets. The outgoing Impala has been overshadowed by Chevrolet Malibu, the midsize that has captured the brand’s time and attention.
With Impala’s new design, “We’ll build on the success the Impala nameplate has generated over its history,” said Chris Perry, a Chevrolet vice president, in a statement. “We’ve added sophisticated design features, more technology and safety equipment.”
The new Impala will have Chevrolet’s latest infotainment system, MyLink, and an 8-inch color display screen. It will also have 10 air bags,adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert and side blind zone alert.
When the new Impala makes its debut in the spring, it will be offered initially with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine, but a more economical 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a mild eAssist hybrid system will soon follow, good for 35 miles a gallon. There will also be a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine without the hybrid add-on.
The new Impala will be built in Detroit and at a plant in Ontario.