**2014 CHEVY IMPALA NEWLY DESIGNED**
Chevrolet Impalas of the 1960's were immensely popular cars, for good reason. They combined youthful design with a graceful elegance that embodied the brand's promise of offering more than you'd expect for "low-priced three" money. The car that preceded the Impala seen here was nothing like the swingin' '60s model.
For 2014, Chevrolet has substantially upped the Impala's game in its look, features, and premium interior quality.
It will be available with lane-departure control, adaptive cruise control, a heated steering wheel, heated and cooled seats, and an infotainment system that's pretty much the same as the new Cadillac User Experience (CUE).
Impala LTZ stickers north of $40,000 will seem reasonable. The popular mid-level Impala LT trim looks like it could be a top-of-the-range LTZ, and the LTZ's decor is rich enough to be in a Buick LaCrosse.
The design is what makes it look more premium, though. Interior design director Crystal Windham says she
and her team were going for a good mix of sport and luxury with the Impala's interior.
The Impala gets a very stylish Corvette-inspired dual cockpit, with rich-looking padding covering the gauge cluster cowl and part of the dash. The dash material extends to the tops of the front doors. The Impala LS comes with cloth seats, while the LT has leather-look vinyl with suedelike inserts repeated in the door panels.
"It's all about getting more excitement and color into the LT model," Windham says. Three trim levels will offer nine interior combinations.
Outside, the new Impala draws on "heritage" for pre-1980s expressiveness, explains Mike Pevovar, GM's global Epsilon design manager for North America. "The Impala has a heritage of its own," he adds, though his team assiduously avoided nostalgia.
Still, compared with the Taurus, the Impala is quieter overall. The Chevy's electronic power steering is lighter and more direct, with none of the Ford's slight initial understeer at turn-in. The light steering is appropriate for a big family car, and provided good feedback from road imperfections. The Taurus' chassis is busier over patched and repatched pavement, and the large Chevy gets around moderately fast country road corners with well-controlled body roll for a two-ton full-size sedan while smoothing out those bumps better.
Coming Spring of 2013.
Chevy unveils 2014 Corvette to kick off the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
DETROIT (WXYZ) - General Motors unveiled a revamped Corvette in Detroit on Sunday, January 13, 2013, the first new version of the iconic sports car in nine years.
The 2014 model, so new that it shares only two parts with the current model, has dramatic new styling that picks up cues from the 1963 Sting Ray and newer Corvettes. GM promised it would perform better than the current model yet will get better gas mileage. The new version of the two-seater arrives at showrooms in the fall.
UNDER THE HOOD: New version of GM's 6.2-Liter small-block V-8 with 450 horsepower takes the car from zero to 60 mph in under four seconds. That's at least a few tenths of a second faster than the current base model. The engine has high torque, or rotational power, at low and high revolutions. It's more efficient because it has computer-controlled intake and exhaust valves and direct fuel injection. That means the gas and air are mixed in the combustion chambers surrounding the pistons, so less fuel is used. Engine also can run on four cylinders at highway speeds to use less gas. Buyers have choice of seven-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions. The manual senses when the driver is going to shift and prepares the car for the change.
GAS MILEAGE: GM says testing is still being done for the window sticker, but it'll be better than the current base model's 16 mpg in the city, 26 on the highway and 19 in combined driving. Chief engineer says the window sticker highway mileage won't reach 30 mpg, but he wouldn't be surprised to see some drivers get that or more.
PRICE: Not released, but the car's chief engineer says people who can afford one now will be able to buy a new one. The current Corvette starts at $49,600.
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THE NEWLY DESIGNED 2014 CHEVY SILVERADO
DETROIT -- Chevrolet is coming off their best sales year ever after selling more than five million cars and trucks.
Monday at the North American International Car Show Chevy announced they are the fastest growing automotive brand in the world.
In 2014 Chevy will launch 20 new models, including the all-new Silverado that was introduced to the public for the first time.
Marie Rohrer Chevrolet Trucks Marketing Director says, “It’s what we call a major, all new from hook to hitch.”
The 2014 Silverado Light Duty and HD models will be made in Flint and will be launched in the second quarter of 2013.
The redesigned truck features an all-new powertrain that will work in conjunction with a trio of engines to ensure top performance.
“If you have an eight cylinder or six cylinder it will seamlessly transition to a four cylinder under lighter load conditions”, says Rohrer.
Chevy has also retooled the interior with extended and crew cab options. It will include new seats, instrument panels, and a way for consumers to connect their smart phones to the “infotainment” system. Drivers will be able to upload information from their phones and make the vehicle wifi capable.
Chevy officials say they are committed to helping rebuild America while keep production alive in Genesee County.
Rohrer says, “We are committed to Flint. Flint is one of the places we will continue to build these great trucks and you can count on that from Chevrolet”
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The all-new 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition
Chevrolet unveils the most powerful Corvette convertible in 60 years — the all-new 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition
The legend of powerful 427 convertibles in the mid sixties is reignited as Chevrolet unveils the latest addition to the iconic Corvette family — the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition, became available early in the summer 2012. It revealed with the available 60th Anniversary appearance package2 featuring an Arctic White exterior, a Blue Diamond leather-wrapped interior with sueded-microfiber accents, an optional graphics package with full-length racing stripes in Pearl Silver Blue, and commemorative badging.
For sports car enthusiasts, collectors, future aficionados and everyone in between, the 427 marks the evolution of the American sports car3 throughout the 60-year storied history of Corvette married with its innovative future.
Merging classic design and power with state-of-the-art technology proven on racetracks around the world today, the 427 is a culmination of Corvette’s first 60 years and sets the stage for the next 60.
“This is the fastest and most capable Corvette convertible yet,” says Harlan Charles, Chevrolet Corvette Product Marketing Manager. “We have added Z06 and ZR1 technology to the Corvette convertible. The carbon-fiber domed hood, Z06 fenders and ground effects reduce weight.”
**2013 CORVETTE 427 CONVERTIBLE COLLECTOR EDITION**
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