Discover the New 2018 Chevy ImpalaMay 28th, 2018
The classic American sedan is going through a bit of a renaissance of sorts right now. In a market that’s been dominated over the last decade or so by midsize SUVs and CUV’s, the sedan is again finding its legs as a viable alternative for the daily commute and some weekend exploring.
With plenty of room, many innovative creature comforts and tech, and loads of available power, the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Impala is one such masterpiece; a sophisticated and refined full-size sedan with a focus on performance and reaching for excellence.
The 2018 Impala is handsomely sculpted on the exterior and interior, reflecting an optimal balance of athleticism and luxury. The vehicle’s rear quarter panels showcase bulging rear haunches, helping the Impala to feel and look slightly more aggressive than its predecessor, paying homage to the zest for speed and performance that we’ve seen in Impala’s of years passed.
Inside, it’s all swagger. With available chrome and wood accents as well as premium detailing and soft-touch materials, the Impala oozes stately appeal. Pair that with a max cargo capacity of 532L, and you’ve got yourself the true representation of a class sedan, revamped in all-new clothing.
Performance & Efficiency
The Impala’s of yesteryear were a blatant attempt at rekindling the passion of the pony car era. The 8th gen Impala SS came with a supercharged front-wheel-drive 3.8L L67 V6 producing 240 horsepower. The 9th generation Impala followed suit, upping the ante to a 5.3L V8 shared by the Silverado of the time, developing a respectable 303 naturally-aspirated horsepower.
Well, modern times call for a modern power plant – and modern methods of producing power. The 2018 Impala comes with two engine options: an efficient and powerful 2.5L EcoTec 4-cylinder engine producing 196 horsepower – the same as the legacy 3.6L V6 of the early 00’s, all while sipping fuel at an impressive 10.9 L/100 km city and 7.9 L/100 km highway.
The second engine option is a truly well-engineered 3.6L V6 with direct injection and variable valve timing producing 305 horsepower – more power than the old V8, all while recording great numbers at the pump, with an average fuel consumption rating of 12.7 L/100 km city and 8.5 L/100 km highway. We may see get to see GM’s 3.0 LGW Twin-Turbo engine and all-wheel-drive made available for a high-performance SS variant for the rumoured 2020 Impala.
No modern sedan is complete without a vast array of innovative and convenient tech. The 2018 Impala includes multimedia support for both Apple and Android platforms, compatible with either Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These tools allow drivers to safely interact with calls, messages, music, select apps, calendars, and navigation functions.
The world wide web is along for the ride as well, with Chevrolet’s 4G LTE connectivity capability, with available built-in Wi-Fi hot spot. The Impala can connect up to 7 mobile devices seamlessly to cater to work schedules or surfing for the newest tunes.
The MyChevrolet app is the all-encompassing command centre for your new Impala, able to lock/unlock doors, send destinations to your nav system, view engine and mechanical diagnostic information, and set parking reminders from anywhere.
Full size sedans have an endearing reputation as some of the safest vehicles on the road today, and the Impala is no exception. Featuring a plethora of standard and available safety features, the 2018 Impala was recently awarded a 5-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.
The Impala comes with 10 standard airbags and rear view camera, available Forward Collision Alert, available Lane Departure Warning, available Side Blind Zone Alert, and available Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems. Premier models also come equipped with OnStar safety and security coverage with auto crash response for 1 month.