The all-new 2014 Chevy Impala has commenced production at GM’s Oshwawa, Canada assembly plant on April 1, 2013. Based on GM’s extended (or Super) Epsilon II vehicle architecture, the Impala carries a starting price of $27,535 (including destination) and will begin arriving in Chevrolet showrooms across North America in early April. The vehicle, which will not have all-wheel drive as an option, will offer a choice of three engines, including:
- 2.4L I4 mild-hybrid Ecotec LUK
- 2.5L I4 Ecotec LCV
- 3.6L V6 LFX
The new Chevy flagship sedan delivers new content and technology never before seen on the Impala, such as the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, Adaptive Cruise Control, crash-avoidance technologies like Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert, a as well as ten standard airbags.
At Oshawa, the new Impala is built on the same state-of-the-art Flexible Manufacturing line at GM’s Oshawa plant shared with the Chevrolet Camaro, Buick Regal and Cadillac XTS, with the latter two sharing the general Epsilon II vehicle architecture with the Impala. The Impala will also be produced at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant starting in May.
Meanwhile, the outgoing last-generation Impala will remain in production through 2014, for fleet purposes.
The GM Authority Take
This has been a long time coming. Finally, Chevy will make its full-size offering competitive with the Ford Taurus, Hyundai Azera, and Toyota Avalon. And for those who are after performance in a sedan package, the 2014 Chevy SS sedan will be also be available this year. Product offensive, we salute you