Until recently, the only thing you had to worry about when letting some else drive your car is having them move your seat or mess with the radio presets. Things have changed a bit in recent years. Newer cars have so many different systems using your personal preferences and information that handing over your car can be like handing over your smartphone or tablet. The new 2014 Chevy Impala is the first car to not only increase your personalization options but protect them with its new Valet Mode.
To illustrate the new system, say someone at John Megel Chevrolet was driving one of the new 2014 Chevy Impalas. They they would probably have set it up with their personal preferences and they might even have their wallet and MP3 player in the storage compartment behind the touch screen display. When you arrive at the Dawsonville Chevy Dealer to check out the car, they could immediately hand you the keys for a test drive without fear for their personal possessions. Why? Because if you do not have the correct four digit pin, you will not be able to access the retractable faceplate protecting the storage compartment or any of the personalized settings stored in the touch screen system. You would not have any problems driving the car normally without the pin, just limited access.
Of course the situation of a test drive at your local Dawsonville Chevy Dealer is only one example. The Impalas next gen features would be useful in a myriad of ways, including:
Protecting the privacy of young drivers still living at home
Keeping important or valuable items safely out of sight but within easy reach
Removing the annoyance of lending someone your car only to get it back different from how you like it
Providing a fully skin able user interface for the Mylink system
If you are a fan of the American hot rod or Chevrolet in general then you surely recognized the name Stingray. The 1963 Corvette Stingray was the epitome of a muscle car that you might see blazing a trail down Route 66. Chevy has decided to blend all of that technology, performance and design into the 2014 Corvette.
Car fans may want to get to an Atlanta Chevy Dealer for a test drive sooner rather than later because these won’t last long. The 2014 Corvette has an estimated 450 horsepower and 450 pounds of torque, making it the more powerful standard model in history. With all of that power, handling is certainly a concern but the Stingray has it covered. It can easily go from zero to sixty in under 4 seconds and endure more than 1g in a corner. On top of the raw power, the 2014 Corvette will also be the most fuel efficient corvette ever with an estimate 26 miles per gallon.
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Chevrolet may be bringing the spirit of the Stingray to your local Atlanta Chevy Dealer but everything else in the 2014 Corvette is all new. In fact, it only shares two parts with the previous model corvette. Some of the new design elements are:
An all new 6.2 liter LT1 V-8 engine with a combination of advanced technologies
An aluminum, carbon fiber and hand wrapped leather interior.
Two new seat options featuring a lightweight magnesium frame
Dual 8 inch driver or passenger infotainment screens, fully configurable
A 5 position drive mode that can customize over 12 different aspects of the environment to the drivers preference
A seven speed transmission that can actually anticipate gear selections so that it can perfectly match the engine to the shifts
All lightweight materials like composite fenders, carbon-nano underbody panels and a carbon fiber hood
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