One of the stars of the 2012 New York International Auto Show was the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. It made a strong impression on us, to be sure, but we’re not the only ones. The new sedan’s sleek styling, unexpected features and overall refinement made it one of the most buzzworthy cars of the show. After all, who wouldn’t want a comfortable, well equipped sedan that looks for all the world like a Camaro?
Of course, it’s still a long ways away from actually going on sale, but that doesn’t mean Chevy’s keeping the lid tight on Impala info. The company just released this video walkaround of the all-new Chevrolet Impala, showcasing some of its more advanced features, and giving us a closer look at what makes it tick. We’re most interested in two things with this big sedan. First is the advanced MyLink connectivity system. We’ve seen this used in prototypes of the upcoming Cadillac XTS and Cadillac ATS, but its touch-sensitive screen and ability to “swipe” one screen into a display in front of the driver just looks awesome.
The other is the eAssist version of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. While the execs don’t go into it on camera, they do open the big trunk, revealing plenty of room for a battery pack, plus extra storage space left over.
OK, fine, the Chevrolet executives may not be the most polished on-camera commentators. But the big unblinking eye of a video camera lens is tough to stare down, so give the guys a break, and check out the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. It’s definitely on our list of “must drives” this year.