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Fleet News October 2013

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Chevrolet Impala Improves MPG and Receives 5-Star Safety Score T he Chevrolet Impala has hit major milestones for 2014-MY, including receiving a fve-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Traffc Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program1. As well, using Intake Valve Lift Control to boost the Impala's fuel economy, General Motors updated the 2.5L Ecotec four-cylinder engine to achieve an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway2. Intake Valve Lift Control is a technology that interactively lifts the valves depending on the vehicle's power demand. For safety, the fve-star rating is the highest possible Overall Vehicle Score that can be achieved in the New Car Assessment Program1. "The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is designed to provide excellent crash The 2014 Chevrolet Impala has received the highest possible fve-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffc Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program1. safety, and offers customers several safety technologies not previously available in Chevrolets," said Gay Kent, GM general director of vehicle safety and crashworthiness. Those available technologies (not all are standard) include: crash threat and alerts the driver, giving enough time to stop and/ Full-speed-range adaptive cruise control — Radar technology or change course. senses traffc in front of the Impala to adjust vehicle speed, including There are many other available safety features on the Impala, in- stopping the vehicle in heavy traffc and accelerating again. It is the cluding 10 standard airbags3, hill hold/start assist, a rearview cam- frst application in a Chevy product. era and Lane Departure Warning. Crash imminent braking — Radar technology detects a possible crash threat and alerts the driver. If the driver does not appear to re- 1 act quickly enough or doesn't react at all, this feature intervenes to Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's New Car Assessment Program. Go to www.SaferCar.gov for more information. apply the brakes in an effort to avoid the crash. This is the frst appli- 2 EPA estimated. cation for Chevy. 3 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured Forward collision alert — Camera technology detects a possible in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See Owner's Manual for more information. 2014 Chevrolet Malibu Gets New Safety Features and Boost in Fuel Effciency With effciency and comfort upgrades, the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu goes on sale this fall. The vehicle also includes numerous safety options, from Side Blind Zone Alert to Rear Cross Traffc Alert and a rearview camera system. er steering system as standard. This system enables easy low-speed maneuvers and improves steering feel at higher speeds. Go to www.automotivefeet.com/2014malibu for a photo gallery of the 2014-MY Chevrolet Malibu. The Malibu also comes standard with 10 airbags1. With a number of powertrain improvements for 2014-MY, the Chev- 1 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rolet Malibu's boost in fuel effciency brings the vehicle up to 23 mpg rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See Owner's Manual for more information. city and 35 mpg highway2 — a 5% city mileage improvement and a 3% 2 Based on GM estimates. Offcial EPA estimates not yet available. highway mileage increase over the 2013-MY. The automaker said for 2014, the Ecotec 2.5L engine uses variable valve lift control and start/ stop technology to increase the vehicle's fuel economy. Inside the sedan, GM redesigned the center console with a lon- ger armrest, two additional cup holders and more storage space for up to two cell phones. There's also 1.25 inches of added legroom in the rear seats. Another major update to the 2014 Malibu was on its suspension and chassis, which were inspired by the all-new Chevrolet Impala. The au- tomaker said the changes help produce a smoother ride, and improve body roll control and weight transfer during acceleration or turning. Steering revisions were also made, adding a fuel-saving electric pow- The 2014-MY Chevrolet Malibu has undergone interior upgrades and is available for purchasing this fall. GM FLEET NEWS I AUTOMOTIVE FLEET MAGAZINE

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