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General Motors, among every automaker this year, is revamping its lineup to remain competitive. The 2014 Chevrolet Impala, which will officially debut later today at the New York Auto Show, is the final instance of the marque's efforts in that regard.

“The 2014 Impala re-establishes this iconic Chevrolet nameplate as a design leader, with bold styling that will turn heads for years to come,” said Mark Reuss, president, GM North America. “The team has also delivered the comfort, safety, fuel efficiency and technology that will strengthen Impala’s leadership in the highly competitive full-size sedan market.”

While it is nothing if not an American car icon, the Impala needs a complete refresh to distinguish itself from the police and taxi fleet vehicle it has become. While it sold more than 171,000 units in 2011 to become the best-selling full-size sedan in the U.S., GM intends to maintain the Impala's competitive sales edge with the model we saw today - drawing in eager consumers and not just bargain hungry commercial fleets.

Among the style updates mentioned above by Reuss, the rethought car features LED lights that have come to be a standard on most new cars. A new body with sculpted sides helps to abolish the old wedge-shaped paneling that made previous models recognizable for reasons good and bad. A stunning new Camaro-styled fascia can't be missed while wheel options deliver a choice between 18- 19- and 20-inch sizes.

A visit to the automotive nip/tuck department, all-encompassing as it may be, isn't always enough to sway consumers, but GM didn't stop at the skin.

Three new engine options will also be available, all with direct injection to slightly boost power and fuel economy. Among them, a 3.6-liter V6, 2.5-liter inline four cylinder and 2.4-liter four cylinder with eAssist offer a host of power and consumption options to fit a broader preference range than the old model's solo 3.6-liter V6 option. The V6 gets a teensy boost to 303 hp while the two inline four cylinders rate in at 195- and 182 hp respectively.

Inside, the 2014 Impala is also redesigned with a new interior with an available 8-inch touch screen display in the center stack. Comfort also gets a boost from improved interior materials, according to GM. Better sound dampening should also decrease road noise to make driving an Impala an easier experience. (We certainly noted the vault-like silence in the all-new 2013 Malibu).

Finally, the safety technology that is quickly becoming commonplace in new cars also makes an appearance. Lane departure warning, collision alert, braking assistance, adaptive cruise control and more are available options while 10 standard airbags and OnStar try to go beyond the current model.

Still, the Impala hasn't carried a "wow" factor in a long time and was outpaced by its competition in the full-size sedan segment, so Chevrolet has a long way to go before actually distinguishing a car that often sports ad banners or red and blue lights. We'll give a full verdict after our first drive, but for now you can look through the pictures and decide.
See more 2014 Impala pictures at AutoGuide.com
 

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WHOA - sweet!

Now.... if I could order one of those with a nice suspension and some decent power (such as the new Australian police Impalas where a few made their way int the U.S.)...

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Beat me to it. It's a beautiful car folks. Makes the 2013 Malibu look like a Geo Prism.
 

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Looks like a bloated Lacrosse to me. Much better then the older one, but that's not saying much. On par with the Taurus but still FWD and no V8, I'll take a new 300C over this.
 

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At first I was like WTF. But the more I look at it the more I like it! And I think I might like it more than the 2013 Malibu...
 

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At first I was like WTF. But the more I look at it the more I like it! And I think I might like it more than the 2013 Malibu...
Agreed, much better then the new Malibu. I was just hoping for something fresh. Still way better then the current car none the less. Just not sure how well it will do as GM wants this car to move upmarket. People in that class want RWD or at least AWD. Time will tell...
 

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Agreed, much better then the new Malibu. I was just hoping for something fresh. Still way better then the current car none the less. Just not sure how well it will do as GM wants this car to move upmarket. People in that class want RWD or at least AWD. Time will tell...
I always wondered why Chevy doesnt have any AWD cars. Was hoping it would be...
 

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As much as some of us hate change, I think for the Impala this is a good change. It's great to see they're still offering a V6 engine given that the Malibu lost her's all together for 2013.

Nice looking car with nice lines... in the pictures. The interior looks nice with the exception of the wood around the shifter. That looks cheap.

When's this 2014 going to be released?
 

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That's sharp! A new Impala is way overdue. I was actually going to buy a 2012 Impala, but was so unimpressed with it I that a got a Malibu instead.
 

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As much as some of us hate change, I think for the Impala this is a good change. It's great to see they're still offering a V6 engine given that the Malibu lost her's all together for 2013.

Nice looking car with nice lines... in the pictures. The interior looks nice with the exception of the wood around the shifter. That looks cheap.

When's this 2014 going to be released?
I am glad you like the 2014 Impala. Thank you for your feedback about this vehicle and the wood trim around the shifter.

At this time, I don't have the start of production for the 2014 Impala. I will be happy to provide this information once it becomes available to me.

Michelle, Chevrolet Customer Service
 

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I am glad you like the 2014 Impala. Thank you for your feedback about this vehicle and the wood trim around the shifter.

At this time, I don't have the start of production for the 2014 Impala. I will be happy to provide this information once it becomes available to me.

Michelle, Chevrolet Customer Service
Well, I know I am looking forward to that information! Im really likin this car right now.
 

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Well, I know I am looking forward to that information! Im really likin this car right now.
I am excited as well for this information to come to life. I am chomping at the bit to find out which model Chevrolet has chosen for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup too.

Please, feel free to contact me as often as you would like to inquire about the updates of the Impala.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Michelle, Chevrolet Customer Service
 

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I am excited as well for this information to come to life. I am chomping at the bit to find out which model Chevrolet has chosen for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup too.

Please, feel free to contact me as often as you would like to inquire about the updates of the Impala.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Michelle, Chevrolet Customer Service

Michelle,

The Impala really looks nice - I found additional exterior/interior pictures over on the Motor Trend site.

Want some feedback?

Chevy needs to see what they could bring over from the Australian version of the Impala (police version) - that includes the drivetrain and suspension.

If they really give this some thought, they could put together an Impala version worthy of being a "SS". Despite the Federal government's best efforts, the economy is slowly getting better, and if Chevy could put together a good SS version along with this restyling...

Could be a pretty hot seller. Send it up to mid-management to discuss, and tell them to lock the bean counters out of the planning meetings! :D

Just a thought.
 

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that car is sick, I want one they really step up there game on the impala
 

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Michelle,

The Impala really looks nice - I found additional exterior/interior pictures over on the Motor Trend site.

Want some feedback?

Chevy needs to see what they could bring over from the Australian version of the Impala (police version) - that includes the drivetrain and suspension.

If they really give this some thought, they could put together an Impala version worthy of being a "SS". Despite the Federal government's best efforts, the economy is slowly getting better, and if Chevy could put together a good SS version along with this restyling...

Could be a pretty hot seller. Send it up to mid-management to discuss, and tell them to lock the bean counters out of the planning meetings! :D

Just a thought.
Thank you for your suggestion on the Impala. It sounds like it would be a hit.

Michelle, Chevrolet Customer Service
 

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Beat me to it. It's a beautiful car folks. Makes the 2013 Malibu look like a Geo Prism.
I am going to have to disagree...coming from someone who upgrade his car from a 96 Prizm to a 2013 Malibu. I think that the Malibu and Impala complement each other well.
 
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