How the 2014 Chevrolet Impala Took Form- Wide Open Throttle Episode 27

By Trevor Dorchies | August 03, 2012
It's been one of the most talked-about vehicles since its unveiling back in April earlier this year. The 2014 Chevrolet Impala has been redesigned for the coming model year, and attempts to be a modern reinterpretation of past models. As John Cavaro, director of the Impala's exterior design says, "it's not new news that the exterior of a car really has to capture. Whether it's in the showroom or you're driving down the highway and you see it coming in your rearview mirror, it goes by; it has to be a 'wow.' You have to be able to turn your head and go 'wow.'" An exterior styling cue like the Chevy power-dome hood that's slowly been spreading across the Detroit-based automaker's portfolio also appears on the 2014 Impala. The latest Impala is known as a six-window sedan, which gives the vehicle the perception of having a cavernous interior, not that the Impala doesn't in reality. The famous Impala emblem was also redesigned for the 2014 model year to look "a lot more cut, more ripped." Custom-looking features like twin-sleeve exhaust outlets and 20-inch wheels also feature prominently. The interior also got a thorough comb-though as designers looked to models from years past for inspiration, but gave it a modern flare in hopes of creeping ahead of the competition, most notably, the 2013 Ford Taurus. When designing the Impala's interior, GM wanted it to be comfortable and spacious on the assumption that most customers make a connection with their new vehicle through what's physically in front of them.
We don't want to ruin the latest episode of Wide Open Throttle, produced by our in-office colleagues at Motor Trend, so check out the video below as host Jessi Lang takes you on an in-depth look at the 2014 Chevrolet Impala.

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