The new sedan is officially the tenth generation of the Impala, although the nameplate has been applied to some very different products over many decades. What matters is that the new 2014 Impala is built on a completely new platform (now shared with the Buick LaCrosse, and related to the upcoming 2013 Cadillac XTS) and should have a far superior interior (one of the weaknesses of the current, very stark Impala), along top-notch refinement.
Design-wise, the Impala gets a front end that bears a strong likeness to that of the new 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, also revealed at New York, as well as the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu; particularly of interest is the more bulbous, extended rear wheelhouse, which transitions neatly into the rear styling.
Powertrains for the new Impala include a 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter four, which is expected to get 35 mpg on the highway, and a 303-hp, 3.6-liter V-6. Both get a six-speed automatic transmission, and all Impalas are front-wheel drive. MyLink now taps into a suite of connectivity possibilities through smartphones and media players, with some models getting an eight-inch LCD touch screen. Expect refinement to be superb as well, with new measures including active noise cancellation in four-cylinder models.
See our live shots of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala here; and for more information, see our 2014 Chevrolet Impala preview. You'll also want to check out all the latest from the New York Auto Show over at MotorAuthority.