2013 Chevrolet Traverse interior teaserNews of an impending automotive debut, especially one as big as the next Chevrolet Impala, generally come straight from the mouths of the automakers. Interesting, then, that the New York Auto Show's Facebook page is the first bit of confirmation we've seen that the 2014 Impala will be making its worldwide debut in The Big Apple.

All we have to go along with that confirmation is the teaser image you see above (click on the pic to enlarge), so we can't glean too many details just yet. We can see a Hofmeister-esque kink in the C-pillar, strongly accented in chrome trim, along with the well-known leaping impala emblem.

Past that, recent spy photos have revealed that the front-wheel-drive Impala will boast plenty of passenger room from its Epsilon-II architecture, the same guts that underpin the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu and Cadillac XTS. We're also expecting GM's well-regarded 3.6-liter V6 underhood, along with a possible turbocharged four and e-Assist hybrid setup.

This news comes on the heels of last week's announcement by General Motors that it plans to replace the Impala in its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series effort with a new nameplate that will also see a production model offshoot, leading to renewed speculation that the automaker will not only sell a new full-size Impala, but potentially a large rear-wheel drive sedan to offer as well, possibly based on the company's Zeta platform that underpins the Holden Commodore and recently introduced Chevrolet Caprice PPV law enforcement special.

The 2012 New York Auto Show is slated to kick off on April 4, but in the meantime, feel free to go over the teaser above with a fine-toothed comb, and stay tuned for any more details we find ahead of its debut.

UPDATE: GM has confirmed the Impala with the issuance of a press release and official image. In addition, it has confirmed that a revamped 2013 Traverse crossover will also bow in New York. The Traverse will be available with GM's new front, center-mount airbag first revealed in the updated Buick Enclave, the Traverse's twin. See the official release after the jump and note the addition of a Traverse interior image above.

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Chevrolet to Debut All-New Impala and Traverse in New York
2012-03-21


DETROIT – The total transformation of the Chevrolet passenger car lineup advances with the debut of the all-new 2014 Impala full-size sedan at the New York International Auto Show next month. Chevrolet will also showcase a more-refined version of the family-friendly Traverse crossover utility vehicle for 2013.

"The momentum at Chevrolet continues to build with the debut of the 10th generation of the Impala, one of the brand's most enduring and cherished nameplates," said Chris Perry, vice president of Global Chevrolet Marketing. "The new Impala further strengthens Chevrolet's passenger car lineup by giving consumers a full-size sedan that balances the desire for distinction with engaging driving dynamics."

The Impala nameplate was introduced in 1958 and has been one of Chevrolet's best-selling passenger cars for decades. The all-new version of the Impala builds on that strong heritage.
With the introduction of the new Impala, Chevrolet has revamped nearly every passenger car in the lineup in the past 24 months. The new cars helped Chevrolet become the top-selling passenger car brand in the United States in 2011.

The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse was designed to give families a new gathering space with elements of style and refinement inside and out, as well as new and industry-exclusive safety features.

Traverse is among the safest vehicles on the road today, previously earning top marks from leading third-party organizations and in government crash testing. For the 2013 model, the Traverse adds the industry's first front center air bag. It is engineered to protect drivers and front passengers in far-side impact crashes. The air bag deploys in milliseconds and inflates between the driver and front passenger, providing added protection for both front occupants.
"The new Traverse builds on the success of the current model offering a wide variety of improvements to ride and handling, interior materials and exterior styling without compromising the functionality and capability families need to support their busy lives," said Perry.

In addition to the new Impala and Traverse, other Chevrolet vehicles on display at New York include the new Malibu Eco, Spark mini car, Tru 140S and Code 130R concept vehicles and Corvette 427 Convertible with 60th Anniversary package.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.


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      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      A car this size and at its intended selling price should come with that eAssist technology as standard equipment. The Impala is definitely not in the segment of cars that I personally would buy, but I am still interested in seeing what they come up with for the design of this car and how they distinguish it from the smaller Malibu, as well as its stablemate, the XTS.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
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          Hazdaz
          • 2 Years Ago
          But we don't really know that it will look like a 9/8ths scale Malibu... at least not yet. And no one can argue that GM has a disturbingly long history of badge engineering... this new Impala really needs to dance the line between being a larger Malibu and the more expensive XTS. It has to be good (and convince folk its worth spending a couple of extra grand on it), but honestly not too good (or else steal customers away from Cadillac).
          Hazdaz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ SVX pearlie Hey, you can read my reply to Alfonso below - basically my thinking is that I like to give GM the benefit of the doubt, but history tends to repeat itself, and GM has a long, and more recent, history of rebadging their cars, than not. Yeah, over the last ~5 years or so, they have improved DRAMATICALLY, but people still remember what they were churning out in the 80s, 90s and even 00s. That's not that long ago.
      l9t8z
      • 2 Years Ago
      Errr , that is not the impala interior. Thats a refreshed traverse interior.... Whoops.
      huntdl2
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd though I wouldnt ever say this about a GM,let alone the Impala, but man I cannot wait to see it!!!!
      Jerry
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its still Epsilon I (just like the new Malibu and LaCrosse). Epsilon II is further down the road. The current Malibu and old Saturn Aura/Pontiac G6 are Epsilon 0.
      Bryan G
      • 2 Years Ago
      2 words: About Time!!!!!
      gmhtv1
      • 2 Years Ago
      BIG F__K__G DEAL ..I drove GM for the majority of the last 50 years, but never again.........They ran the company into the ground, they screwed tha American people with their Ballouts, they lied about paying it back, and they put a fortune into the union hands....... Buy GM again ......Not hardly....
        darkness
        • 2 Years Ago
        @gmhtv1
        Union is going broke you fool and were did you get that non info.
        croshatch
        • 2 Years Ago
        @gmhtv1
        Perhaps, gmhtv1, you'll enjoy the offerings from China that will soon be appearing on these shores.
      LoneWolf
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who, except rental agencies, wants a fail wheel drive Impala anyway...
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LoneWolf
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        onewayroll
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LoneWolf
        Who? My Dad for one, finally trading in his Avalon when the Impala hit's the dealer lot's.
          wrxfrk16
          • 2 Years Ago
          @onewayroll
          Anyone who went and bought an Avalon deserves the private hell of an Impala anyway...
      PatrickH
      • 2 Years Ago
      Until they make this car RWD again nobody is going to care. It's a fleet rental special, nothing more. This car continues to be a grim reminder of the old GM.
      Henri Alcala
      • 2 Years Ago
      I RENTED A CHEV /IMPALA AN WAS NOT IMPRESSED AT ALL IT WAS A 2012 AT THIS POINT I WOULDN'T BUY A CHEV CAR THANK YOU
        Blake
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Henri Alcala
        I RENTED CHEVY'S WORST AND OLDEST MODEL AND IT DID NOT IMPRESS ME AND NOW I WILL MAKE A SWEEPING DECISION ABOUT EVERY OTHER CAR CHEVY MAKES OH YES I AM A GENIUS
      kvja54
      • 2 Years Ago
      another joke and excuse from government motors,which still owes the taxpayer lots of hard earned money...that's right...chevy runs deep....into the taxpayers pockets !!! obama,gm,lies...embarrassed yet ??
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        @kvja54
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        Titansfan1967
        • 2 Years Ago
        @kvja54
        I can tell how much people love the general. Get's more post then any other car company. Auto blog eats it up
      CBJMNWLD
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let me be the first to inform the minions of 12 year olds that there will be no AWD turbo diesel wagon witn manual of this. And for the others will say GM blah blah blah bailout obama. Happy now? I saved you the time.
        Dean Hammond
        • 2 Years Ago
        @CBJMNWLD
        hey, i for one am glad GM and Dodge is still around, and bleat all you want about bailouts but if they had gone the way of the Dodod, the ramifications were catistrophic, not only for their imm ediate employees but all the suppliers, their employees, tire manufaturers.....its mindblowing what the Domino effect would have left in its wake.....MILLIONS of people would have been effected....
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        @CBJMNWLD
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        benzaholic
        • 2 Years Ago
        @CBJMNWLD
        That should keep the comments list nice and short. Thank you.
        That Guy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @CBJMNWLD
        GOOD! AWD is for people who don't know how to drive....especially the FWD-based AWD garbage Ford peddles.
      That Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not that the bar is set very high...buit this Impala is going to TROUNC the half-baked Taurus. Ford just can't compete anymore. When compared to the 300 though.....it will be a much harder task to win. Mainly because the 300 has a V8 and RWD. But it sounds as if Chevy has something that will go head to head it it coming as well. Ford is just left in the weeds.
        Dean Hammond
        • 2 Years Ago
        @That Guy
        this time round Matt, you may be correct, hard to tell from these shots, but I do like the detailing, and lets face it, the Taurus isnt that hard a target to aim for....sadly.....I really think the new Fusion is going to cannabalize the Taurus sales, meager as they are...that said, left in the weeds may be jumping the gun a tad...
          That Guy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          The Taurus sufferes from the D3 curse. It truly is a terrible platform...whether your build a failed wagon or a failed softroader with questionable quality. Ford has to continually sink money into the Ford versions and their higher end trim level cousins sold at a Lincoln store in an attempt to keep them fresh. But the fact is, they are terrible vehicles, with terrible egronomics. Hell, the current Impala give them a run for their money! And it's fun being back at BON...I gotta keep a low profiule, but it's nice to see that you trolls havent changed one bit. Still blind to the truth.
          Dean Hammond
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          and, sorry, in Richs defense you kinda lost it big time....lol....
          That Guy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          Of course you would say that Dean. But here's the thing...if a person gets called a troll and banned from a Ford site for praising and owning Ford vehicles (did you know that I bought a Ford powered vehicle last summer?), what does that make the people that do the exact same thing...only with bigger pom poms? But no hard feelings...I always liked you Dean. No one could repeat the company propaganda like you. And you have a great sense of humor. It's just too bad a person that would make Hitler blush is moderating the site. Soneone who is a self proclaimd expert on everythin yet posts no proof to back up his assertions. But, again, that's ok. He would rather stop any decenting opinion out and only hear what he wayts to hear. That is why the frequent posters haven't changed in a very long time.
          Dean Hammond
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          funnily enough Matt/ That Guy, coming from someone that has changed their stage name , what 8 or so times, and been banned various times, I would say thats an entirely hypocritical comment......
          Dean Hammond
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          Matt, just stay low profile....remember these are basically just people voicing their opinions, just because an opinion is different doesnt mean its wrong, unless of course its way out in left field, I try and respect everyones opinion, but alas, everynow and then the beast gets uncorked.....
          That Guy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          Oh come on now Dean...now you're not being honest. I was told many times by Dick Jensen and akirby (recently...in threads that you cintributed to and agreed with me) that my opinion was wrong. Even stating things like "in my opinion" wasn't good enough for them. Then they resorted to name called and personal attacks when someone had the gaul to voice an opinion different then theirs. And then when you call them out on it, Dick would ban people....just like a 3rd world dictator (remember Boss444?). And I didn't lose it...If Dick and his minions were allowed to act childish...why couldn't I? Anyway...it appears as if the interior shot above is from the Traverse and not the Impala...which does not bode well for the Explorer. I drove an Explorer recently (a co-workers) and it truly is terrible. The ride is rough, the interior has far too many electronics, MFT is a mess...hell, even the hazard "button" didn't work. I would push it, and nothing would happen...much like that actual button for the TC in my work vehicle...a 2011 Escape. You push it and nothing happens. Ford's arrogance is catching up with them.
          That Guy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          But like I said, you are a stand up guy. You were tolerant of others opinions.......it's sad you hang around with such children.
        Sox05
        • 2 Years Ago
        @That Guy
        YEAH OK... The Taurus is a BEAST its a 10x better car than the Impala will ever be so shut your mouth Chevy fanboy.
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