Chevrolet’s flagship front-wheel-drive sedan, the Impala, has been completely redesigned for 2014, with added feature content and technology. Built at GM Canada's Oshawa assembly plant, it will go on sale this spring with a starting price of $28,445 – just $145 more than the 2013 model it replaces.
"Built right here in Oshawa, the 2014 Impala features an all-new, redesigned exterior, interior and powertrain offerings," said Kevin Williams, president and managing director of GM Canada. "With segment leading safety features and technologies, it will offer driving dynamics and performance that are certain to please our customers."
Other new features include Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert. Ten airbags are standard in all models.
Three engine choices will be available, all with direct-injection. In addition to a 3.6L V-6, there is a new 2.5-litre four-cylinder and a 2.4L four-cylinder with eAssist technology, offering estimated fuel consumption as low as 5.6L/100km on the highway.
All engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 305-horsepower V-6 powered model will come to market first, with a starting MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) of $32,945 for the LT and $39,645 for the LTZ (plus $1,550 destination charge in all cases).
The 2.5-litre four-cylinder model will be priced at $28,445 for the LS; $31,445 for the LT; $36,445 for the LTZ. Pricing for models with the 2.4-litre engine and eAssist will be released later date.
In addition to Oshawa, the new Impala will be also be built in the Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan, assembly plants.