Chevy to show redesigned Impala at New York show
Spy photos of the 2014 Chevy Impala show a sleek silhouette with a long nose short rear deck along with wrap-around headlamps and front fascia.
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DETROIT -- General Motors will introduce the redesigned Chevrolet Impala next month at the New York auto show.
The 2014 Impala will be the 10th generation of the large sedan. It will complete an overhaul of Chevy's car lineup, which has been improved in recent years with redesigned and new models such as the Chevy Sonic subcompact launched last year.
The Impala's redesign is long overdue. A rear-wheel-drive version that had been scheduled for the 2011 model year was scrapped as part of GM's deep cost-cutting of 2008 and 2009.
GM hasn't disclosed details about the car. It is expected to be built on a longer version of GM's Epsilon platform, which underpins the current Buick LaCrosse and the Cadillac XTS due in showrooms in May.
"The new Impala further strengthens Chevrolet's passenger car lineup by giving consumers a full-size sedan that balances the desire for distinction with engaging driving dynamics," Chris Perry, vice president of global Chevrolet marketing, said in a statement.
GM also said it will show a "more-refined" version of the Chevrolet Traverse, one of three GM crossovers built on its Lambda platform that will be reworked for the 2013 model year. GM also plans to unveil a reskinned Buick Enclave in New York.
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GM said the Traverse will get the industry's first front-center airbag, which is engineered to protect drivers and front passengers in far side-impact crashes. The company didn't provide other details.
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