Earlier this year there was incorrect speculation regarding a curiously camouflaged 2014 Chevrolet Impala. Most outlets believed it to be the makings of some sort of Impala SS. And if they only said that to generate site traffic, shame on them. Because what it really was, in fact, was the upcoming Impala Eco model. Come on, we all saw this coming.
What separates the Impala Eco from the standard all-new Impala in terms of looks is its front fascia. With a more aerodynamic grille (a la Chevrolet Volt), the Impala Eco will allow air to flow easier around the vehicle, rather then getting caught in the engine bay, causing unwanted drag and turbulence. Rewind a few months to the 2012 New York International Auto Show, and recall that Chevrolet did officially announce a 2.4L eAssist powertrain for the 2014 Impala, which we can safely assume to be the Eco model. The unique face must be a part of that package, along with Eco badging, which spy photographers noticed on a non-pictured black model.