Chevrolet announced it will introduce the next-generation MyLink infotainment system in the 2014 Impala when it goes on sale next spring. The latest version of MyLink will be more user friendly than the current system and will be capable of connecting with up to 10 devices, according to the automaker.
Natural language voice recognition allows users to interact with MyLink to control phone, navigation, and music as well as other media by conversing with the system without having to use key phrases. The system can also be accessed through the center-mounted touch screen or by steering wheel controls that display info on a smaller screen in the gauge cluster.
MyLink can now store up to 60 favorites such as radio stations, contacts, destinations, and more. A 4.2-inch touch-screen display in the center stack is standard, while an available eight-inch display allows users to swipe and click and drag items similar to a tablet or smartphone. Users can also customize the screen’s background with four preloaded themes.
The navigation system now accepts destinations in one step instead of adding house number, street name, city, and state one at a time. In-route weather conditions are provided on a city-by-city basis as well. Finally OnStar can now be controlled via the screen displays.
Chevrolet recently announced pricing for the 2014 Impala; base four-cylinder LS models start at $27,535, while the top-spec LTZ model powered by the 305-hp V-6 starts at $36,560. After its debut in the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, the next-generation MyLink system will arrive in the 2014 Corvette as well as upcoming full-size trucks and SUVs.
To ensure positive customer experiences with Chevrolet’s next-generation MyLink as well as Cadillac CUE and Buick and GMC IntelliLink infotainment systems, GM has set up a team of 25 young and tech-savvy specialists who will train Certified Technology Experts at every U.S. Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC dealership.