Consumer Reports Names 2014 Impala Best New Sedan

We have had a lot of good news lately regarding the 6th Generation Chevrolet Impala.  Whether it was this week’s 5 star safety score, awarded by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program or GM’s most recent J.D. Power Awards, which made them the only non-luxury brand to rank in the top 5.2014impala

General Motor’s Director for North American Design said the following about the re-design of this famous flagship car. “We were challenged to create a new classic, but that didn’t mean relying on nostalgia.  This is very much a contemporary car, with design elements, craftsmanship and attention to detail that complement its advanced technologies.”

It was that vision that created the 2014 Chevrolet Impala and has Consumer Reports declaring it the highest-scoring sedan this year. Praising its overall elegance, the Impala has gone from a forgettable score of 64 – too low to recommend, to a score of 95 out of a possible 100 points. This not only makes the Impala top of its class, but one of the top rated vehicles Consumer Reports tested overall this year.  Only 2 cars had better scores then the Impala and they were; Tesla Model S and the BMW 135iCoupe.  It should be notably mentioned that this is the first time an American sedan has held this standing in the last 20 years.

Chevrolet’s new saying “Finding New Road’s” truly defines the 2014 Impala.

If you would like more information on this award winning vehicle or if you would like to schedule a test drive, please visit us at www.queenstonchev.com today!

By: Amy Cochren

Credit: Consumerreports.org, GM Canada

Honda, McLaren And The FIA Formula One (F1) World Championship

You may have heard already, but Honda is partnering once again with The McLaren Group to participate in the FIA Formula One (F1) World Championship for the 2015 season.  On the McLaren website, they announced their delight about the “new multi-year Formula 1 technology partnership with Honda, which is reuniting an association that became one of the most successful and powerful in Formula 1 history during the 1980’s and 90’s.”Formula One Announcement 002

With shared responsibilities, Honda will be responsible for the development, manufacture and supply of the power unit, including the engine.  McLaren will be responsible for the development and manufacture of the chassis as well as the management of the new team – McLaren Honda.

New F1 regulations have only furthered Honda’s excitement since it will inspire improvements to both the efficiency of a combustion engine and energy management technologies such as hybrid systems, something that Honda helped pioneer years ago. Takanobu Ito, President and CEO of Honda Motor Co Ltd., had the following to say: “Ever since its establishment, Honda has been a company which grows by taking on challenges in racing.  Honda has a long history of advancing out technologies and nurturing our people by participating in the world’s most prestigious automobile racing series.”  There is sure to be more exciting news in the upcoming months from this restored racing partnership.  For the latest updates, continue to follow us at Hamilton Auto Blog.com or visit us at www.imagehonda.com

By: Amy Cochren

Credit: Honda News http://hondanews.ca/en/news/release/Honda-to-Participate-in-the-FIA-Formula-One-World-Championship Canada

McLaren http://www.mclaren.com/formula1/inside-the-mtc/mclaren-honda-reuniting-one-greatest-partnerships-formula-1-history/