2014 Chevrolet Impala, No Longer Just a Rental Car. San Antonio, Texas

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The Impala is now in it’s tenth generation as the flagship sedan for Chevrolet. Named after a Southern African antelope, the Impala debuted in 1958 as the Chevrolet Bel Air Impala. The Impala trim was the best of the bunch, denoting this luxury were three taillights on each side, lesser models had two, and wagons only had one. Since then the Impala has been an iconic symbol for Chevrolet and General Motors. In it’s first year of production, approximately 60,000 models were built, making it one of the best selling cars in the country. Just two years later, in 1960, more than 490,000 Impala’s were produced. The most popular engine variant that year was a 348 cubic inch Super Turbo-Thrust Special, that packed triple two-barrel carburetors, and dual exhausts which all equaled to 335 horsepower. That’s more power than you can get in today’s models!

Would you like rental insurance with that?

Although there has been ten generations of the Impala, the car has been through three production runs: from 1958-1985, 1994-1996, and 2000- the present. Since then, the Impala has worn many suits. From being a New York City police cruiser, to being seen in dozens of movies and TV shows, including The Sandlot the the hit series Dexter, this Chevrolet has seen it all. More recently though, they’ve been spotted in rental car lots across the country. In a conversation I had with someone recently they told me, “I’m happy to see that Chevrolet has completely revamped the Impala for 2014, I’m tired of it being seen as a rental car.” Whatever your opinion on the subject, the 2014 has made some huge changes and improvements.

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The 2014 Impala is loaded to the teeth with all new safety features, technology, engine components, etc… If you’re impressed with the exterior styling, you’ll be just as impressed with the interior. All models except the base LS, feature the Cadillac CUE like intuitive 8-inch Chevrolet myLink screen. But one of the most notably new features is the hotel room safe like vault. That 8-inch screen with the push of a button will lift up, allowing you to stash your valuables inside. To secure them, simply type in a four-digit code and it will lock everything inside, along with certain saved navigation functions such as your favorite contacts and locations.

XPEL

Benson Chevrolet here in San Antonio, Texas, knows the importance of paint protection film. They brought this Impala in to show off on their showroom floor. We installed a 24″ hood, fender, bumper, mirror, and headlight kit, to protect all of the high impact areas of the car. The Ultimate film has self-healing properties and is covered by a 10 year warranty. To learn more about XPEL visit us at XPEL.com or call us at (210) 678-3700.

 

XPEL Ultimate Self-healing Clear Bra

XPEL ULTIMATE leads the industry with it’s clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much so that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating.

Protecting your car has many benefits. It will help maintain your car’s factory finish, make your car easier to clean, help the resale value of your vehicle, all while it is being protected from every day driving.

Demonstration of our XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing properties

Our XPEL ULTIMATE film self-heals from light scratches, swirl marks and rock chips while driving or maintaining your vehicle. During the show we use a Brass wire brush to simulate the every day occurrences that can affect the film. With the sun on the display the scratches from the brush instantly disappear. When the sun is not available, you can accelerate the healing process with a cup of warm water or a heat source.

Not all Patterns are created equal

At XPEL we pride ourselves on our pre-cut pattern software. By using a pre-cut pattern you’ll have less to worry about, since the installer will not be trimming the film on your vehicle. Using a pre-cut pattern the film will naturally fit without excessive stretching or contortion, which means the finished product not only lines up perfectly but is free of defects which could be visible once the install is finished.

Contrary to what some may believe it’s possible to wrap edges using a computer cut pattern which gives you a much better protection and installation. With XPEL Technologies Corp., all patterns are available with precision cut wrapped edges where possible. Where a wrapped edge is not possible, for example around the parking sensors on a bumper, reverse cameras and more, the film is always machine cut with precision.

You can pick and choose your coverage options.

  • Door handle inserts, also known as door cups. This area is prone to getting scratched when entering and exiting the vehicle with rings, fingernails, etc…
  • Luggage Area Kit. This area is prone to damage due to items being removed from the trunk.
  • Headlights and/or Fog-lights Kit
  • Rocker Panels
  • High Impact Areas

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We wrap edges wherever possible to ensure that clean installation look and to make for a better installation.

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