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Revised 2012 Chevrolet Impala to net 7.8 L/100 km on highway

The Chevrolet Impala hasn't had many updates since it last received an overhaul for 2006, but that changes for 2012, at least in the area of powertrains. As we told you back in May, the otherwise untouched Impala will receive General Motors' tried and true 3.6-litre V6 for 2012. The direct-injected engine boasts 302 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque – a far cry from the 211-horsepower, 3.5-litre V6 it replaces. Heck, even the optional 3.9-litre V6 could only muster 230 horsepower. To sweeten the pot a bit more, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website now verifies... Read More

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    Video: Impala crashes into Land Cruiser to hide from a chasing cheetah
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    What would you do if a wild animal jumped into your vehicle through an open window during an African safari? What if said animal was an impala being chased by cheetahs? Though the scenario seems unbelievable, that's just what happened to a group of tourists in Kruger National Park in South Africa, and it was all caught on video. With the tour groups ...

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    Canada: Woody's Pub Show and Shine brings out Classics, Muscle Cars, and Lowriders
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    As we mentioned in last week's events list update, there was a lot going on on the west coast this past Sunday, and the 7th annual Woody's Pub Show and Shine was by far the hottest place to be, both literally and figuratively. The Coquitlam BC pub has always put on a good show, and with the help of some beautiful sunny weather well over 100 custom hot ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Chevrolet Impala [w/video]
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    Can A Fleet Queen Become a Fullsize King? On paper, the Chevrolet Impala is a pretty strong seller, but it only takes one trip to practically any rental car agency to discover where the majority of those sales have come from. In fact, General Motors told us that a full 70 per cent of Impala sales last year went to fleet companies for things like rental ...

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    Video: C7 Corvette makes inaugural ad appearance in Chevy's first spot with new slogan
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    Chevrolet's "Runs Deep" tagline has finally been run into the ground, replaced with the Bowtie brand's "Find New Roads" slogan that's part of parent General Motors' plan to unify its everyday brand's marketing efforts worldwide. The new Chevrolet campaign was ushered in on prime time last night during the Grammy Awards on CBS, and the first spot, a ...

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    Report: Chevy Malibu emergency refresh to include roomier rear seats, Impala styling tweaks
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    The Chevrolet Malibu is failing to sell at the pace General Motors would like, prompting the automaker to make the decision to refresh the midsize sedan just one year after a complete redesign. According to a report from Newsday, the main gripes from consumers center around the car's tepid styling and lack of room in the rear seat. Naturally, styling is ...

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    Official: Chevy says current Impala to live on through 2014
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    We've had no lack of information regarding the new 2014 Chevrolet Impala so far; we know that it will sticker for about CAD$28,000 to start, that it will offer I4, V6 and hybrid powerplants and that it will go on sale in Spring 2013. We also now know that the Impala will have some very closely related competition, at least for a little while... Buried at ...

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    Report: Tim Allen's beloved Impala stolen by man claiming to be his son [w/video]
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    Faustino Ibarra is facing charges related to stealing Tim Allen's 1996 Chevrolet Impala last week. Ibarra took the modified sedan from Allen's garage in Los Angeles and drove it more than 1,600 kilometres to Denver, where family members turned him in to local authorities. But the story took a turn for the strange once a local reporter sat down with the ...

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    Official: Chevy announces Spark, Sonic will be first to integrate Apple's Siri, debuts next-gen MyLink [w/videos]
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    Get ready for Siri in your car. Early in 2013, Chevrolet will be the first automaker to roll out Apple's Eyes Free technology, showing up initially in the Spark (in 1LT and 2LT trims) and Sonic (in LTZ and RS versions). Both models also come with six months of OnStar service included for free, which also includes a smartphone app – available for ...

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    Official: Chevy shows off GM's fleet of custom SEMA concepts
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    Small cars are going to be well represented at the 2012 SEMA Show from numerous automakers, but Chevrolet just released eight Vegas-bound concepts that we'll be able to see next week. While the Cruze, Sonic and Spark have all helped bolster Chevy's small-car cred, the Malibu has helped the automaker compete in the family-friendly midsize class, and now ...

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    eBay Motors BUILT custom rides charity auction ends this Friday
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    A few months ago, eBay Motors challenged four teams to a build-off contest to be aired on its BUILT web series. The top garages were all tasked with sourcing vehicles and parts only from eBay, transforming each machine into something special and then offering up the finished product for sale through an eBay auction with all proceeds from the sales going ...