2014 Chevrolet Impala Last Passenger Car to Drop Bench Seat Option, Should It?

2014 Chevrolet Impala Right Front Angle Those of you who are fans of the bench must act quickly. The 2013 Chevrolet Impala is the latest passenger car sold in North America to be offered with. The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala will be offered only with front bucket seats.

For those of us who were born and grew up between the Truman and Reagan, chances are, at least one of the vehicles belonging to your parents had one. Yep, the seat omnipresent. The stretch-out space and the total absence of any semblance of lateral support often characterizes the "lounge on wheels" stereotype domestic cars of that era. But while imports continued to gain market share, and the lever speed and the center console has become the norm, the formerly dominant configuration fell out of favor with consumers.

Although for many, a visualisation of a law in 2014 Chevrolet Impala is a non-event, for others, it's the end of an era that will be missed. Bucket seats are considered "sporty" by designers, and allow the introduction of more features and controls in the center console, but the bench had proven its benefits. She offered through three front seats (in theory), although this was generally a reality on the larger models, such as when fitted to models of medium and small size, it was closer to a "time out" than first-class accommodations.

2014 Chevrolet Impala InteriorSince the 1970s, the split-bench emerged, offering the possibility of individually adjustable seats for the driver and passengers, usually in a 60/40 split, though still had insincere a executive upon all sides show. Many configurations also available split-bench armrest storage box that might contain beverages or other elements when the bottom, and served as a folder in a vertical position.

Alas, from the 2014 model year, the only vehicle to offer a front bench seat option will be trucks and sport utility vehicles. With the 2014 Chevrolet Impala officially drop the seat option, cars will officially spent all bucket.

But the evolution of the automotive world could see the bench making a comeback. As front-wheel drive configuration became dominant powertrain for passenger cars, and many manufacturers highlight their most flat floors, consoles and floor shifters are not so much an engineering mandate as a stylistic preference.

In addition, as urban-oriented vehicle with a "lounge" theme will continue to appear on the show circuit and production models with less influence of an emphasis on speed and handling, and more about comfort , technical integration, flexibility and social interaction, swivel front buckets or benches before could return.

What are some of your memories of car seats you grew up or membership? Are you sad to see die on the bench 2014 Chevrolet Impala, or do you think its passage is long overdue?

Source: Chevrolet